Charter Schools


As of July 1, 2016 there are 22 OPSB authorized charter schools, serving over 15,000 students across all grade levels, accounting for more than 80% of OPSB students.

  • 22 OPSB charter schools are currently open and operating in good standing for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • 4 existing charter schools transferred to OPSB beginning with the 2016-17 academic year: Pierre A. Capdau Charter School and Lake Area New Tech High School (New Beginnings Foundation), Mary D. Coghill Charter School (Better Choice Foundation), and KIPP Renaissance High School (KIPP New Orleans).
  • 2 new charter schools conditionally approved by OPSB to open in the 2017-18 school year: JCFA-West and Élan Academy Charter School.

Resources For Parents and the Public

Charter School Board & School Leader Contact Information

Addressing Complaints and Concerns

How Schools Are Evaluated

Charter School Budgets

Financial Statements

2015 Charter School Application Updates

Charter Policy Revisions (2015)

Resources For Charter School Operators and Prospective Applicants

Apply for a New Charter

Charter School Performance Framework

OPSB Charter Contracts

Pre-Opening Materials for OPSB Authorized Charter Schools

The Type 5 Charter School Transfer Process

Resources for Current OPSB Authorized Charter Schools

Portfolio Office Contact Information

3520 General De Gaulle Dr., New Orleans, LA 70114

Mary K. Garton
Chief Portfolio Officer
[email protected]

Sean Perkins
Executive Director
Strategic Initiatives
[email protected]

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