Parents still seeking spots at public high schools for their children may sign up for the late round of New Orleans’ common enrollment process starting Wednesday, schools officials said.
Enrollment for high schoolers continues through Friday, while enrollment for younger students runs Monday through next Friday.
The late round is aimed at families who recently moved to the city, or who missed the first and second application windows for OneApp, which uses a computer algorithm to place students into nearly all of the city’s public schools.
In the main and second rounds, parents rank up to eight choices on OneApp, and a computer attempts to match students with one of their choices, taking into account available spaces at schools and any enrollment preferences that may apply. In the late round, schools accept students on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Parents must head to Dillard University’s Professional Schools and Sciences Building in Gentilly to sign up. Officials are encouraging parents to come only on the days when their child’s grade is being served, and to bring photo identification, proof of Orleans Parish residency, their child’s last report card, and if the child is entering kindergarten, a birth certificate.
Parents seeking publicly funded day care must bring a photo ID, two proofs of residency, a birth certificate and proof of income.
Space is usually limited at this time of year, and highly rated schools tend to fill quickly. As of Wednesday, nine high schools that participate in OneApp were completely full: Edna Karr High School, Eleanor McMain Secondary School, International High School, Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School, KIPP Woodson High School, McDonogh No. 35 College Preparatory High School, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, Sci Academy, and Warren Easton High School. All have A or B state letter grades, save KIPP Woodson, which is too new for a letter grade; Clark, which has a D, and McDonogh No. 35, which has a C.
Many other schools have spaces in some or all grades.
Seven schools — Audubon Charter School, Benjamin Franklin High School, Edward Hynes Charter, Lake Forest Elementary Charter, Lusher Charter School and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, which all earned A letter grades last year, and Robert Russa Moton Charter School, which has a B — do not participate in the process at all, and have different admission deadlines.
Officials will publicize open spaces at day care centers, elementary and middle schools starting Friday, ahead of next week’s application window. To see which high schools have open slots as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, visit https://enrollnola.org/, or check below.