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Across New Orleans, more than 90 percent of public school students currently attend charter schools. These schools have led to a dramatic increase in the number of students meeting academic proficiency standards and the performance gap between students in Orleans Parish and Louisiana as a whole has dramatically decreased over the last 12 years.

Despite these gains, additional progress is needed.  Every student in New Orleans deserves equal access to high quality schools where their interests will come first, where they and their families will have choice, and where educators will have the tools and support they need to be successful.  The OPSB has adopted and regularly updates its school and program development priorities, which can be found by clicking here.

Spring 2019  Charter Request For Application

The OPSB Charter RFA process is for individuals and organizations who are seeking to open schools not earlier than Fall 2020, and who are prepared for a rigorous and comprehensive formal charter application evaluation. RFA submissions will proceed through the statutorily-required charter school application evaluation process, including reviews by district staff and an independent evaluation team.

Click here to access the Spring 2019 Charter RFA.

District Primary Contact

For any questions or concerns regarding the Spring 2019 OPSB Charter School RFA, charter school application or evaluation process please contact Kwame Juakali, Manager of Charter Applications, by email at

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