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K-12 NOLA-PS’ Common Application Process for the 2024-2025 School Year Opens Today - Nov. 29

(New Orleans – November 29, 2023) – The NOLA Public Schools Common Application Process (NCAP) is officially open and now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. This annual process is for children in grades Kindergarten through 12 who are enrolling in NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS).

Ensuring seamless access to the K-12 Main Round Enrollment application is a top priority for our district, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the one-day delay in launching the site, due to last minute unforeseen technical challenges that arose for our enrollment team and development partners. The district recognizes that our tardiness falls short of the standards of excellence we strive to uphold at NOLA-PS. This is a matter we do not take lightly.

We want to emphasize that this setback will not impact families' ability to secure a seat for their scholars for the 2024-2025 school year. The NCAP's K-12 Main Round Enrollment will continue through January 19, 2024. All applications, regardless of submission date, will be processed at the close of the Main Round Enrollment window.

The NCAP allows families to apply to schools online, anytime during the Main Round period, and matches will take place for all applicants after the Main Round period closes.

Families can explore schools, learn about the common application process, and complete the NCAP at Click on the "Enroll Now" button on the homepage, to access the NOLA-PS unified enrollment information center: This site has updated information about the Main Round available now.

This year, the NCAP includes all 67 NOLA-PS affiliated schools and six public schools authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). In addition, NOLA-PS is introducing a new K-12 online application form, which officially launches today in conjunction with the commencement of the Main Round period. This is part of our district's strategic plan, as we remain committed to ongoing improvements in the enrollment process to ensure a smoother experience for families.

Families interested in schools with eligibility criteria are still required to meet each school's additional admissions criteria, including an eligibility assessment. Similar to last year, NOLA-PS aligned the main round enrollment application cycle to families' needs to ensure every child and every school can receive school match results no later than April 30, 2024.

The common application process is central to the NOLA-PS unified enrollment system and aligned to our commitment that every child, every day can participate in a high-quality program that fosters their individual capabilities.

Using the "Enroll" button at, families can research schools and submit an application if their child meets any of the following criteria:

● All students who turn 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2024, must enroll and attend Kindergarten per state law!

● The student is new to New Orleans or new to public schools.

● The student is seeking to transfer from their current school to a new school for the 2024-2025 school year.

● The student is in a transitional grade, meaning their current school does not offer their expected grade in the next school year. This category mostly applies to PK-4 and 8th grade students who must choose a new school.

● The student is enrolled in a program that requires an application to continue. This information will be communicated to you by your child's school.

Families are encouraged to explore schools and give themselves enough time to participate in additional assessment requirements, if needed. Families can see which schools have eligibility criteria that require next steps on

The NCAP does provide families with specific priorities for student placement based on individual factors, including the current enrollment of a student's sibling and geographic proximity to the school.

Before submitting an application for the 2024-2025 school year, NOLA-PS encourages families to research school choices. To assist in this process, we provide several resources at

● Explore Schools tool ( K-12 schools and Early Childhood school profiles provide information on school location, grades served, school performance, and extracurricular activities.

● Guidance for Families: Additional online videos and interactive resources are available and can assist you in making smart school choices, filling out the NCAP, and more.

Families who do not participate in the Main Round are welcome to participate in subsequent enrollment opportunities, although it is important to note that some schools may have full rosters from the Main Round.

Have more questions? Send an email at for help!  


About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish. It includes the district's administration and elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 67 public schools, partners with schools on managing early childhood programs, and is led by Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams.

For more information, visit For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

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