NOCCA APPLICATIONS: Online applications to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts are being accepted through Jan. 19. Students can start an application, save their work, send in required documents electronically and request a teacher recommendation. To apply, visit For information, contact Leigh Traylor at or (504) 940-2825.

UNIVERSITY VIEW ACADEMY: Enrollment is open at University View Academy for students from kindergarten through 12th grade interested in making a midyear schooling switch. University View Academy is a free online public charter school. Midyear switches may benefit students who need greater flexibility or a safe learning environment. Parents can begin the enrollment process at For information, call (225) 421-2900.

LSMSA: The winter Exploration Day at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Students in grades eight through 11, along with their families, will tour the campus, meet staff and students, and sit in on classes led by the third-ranked faculty in the nation. Another Exploration Day will be March 9. To register for Exploration Day, visit the admissions section at For information, call (800) 259-3173.