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NEW ORLEANS  (Sept. 24, 2019) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is notifying families that the Main Round of OneApp, the unified application process to enroll in New Orleans Public Schools, will open on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and close Jan. 31, 2020. Closing the application a month earlier will allow us to deliver results to K-12 families sooner.

Families will be informed of their students placements during the month of March, which will also allow us to provide results from Round 2 sooner. Schools with additional admission requirements will continue to have an early deadline of Jan. 15, 2020.

"In response to feedback from our families and schools, we've adjusted the timelines of our OneApp processes to announce placements sooner, which helps both students and our educators better prepare for the coming school year," said NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. "We know that switching from or starting at a new school can be challenging and we want to better serve families by ensuring they know where their student will be attending school earlier."

The shift in the timeline of the OneApp process will also assist schools in facilitating record transfers, finalizing student rosters, and support transitions earlier than in previous years.

Through OneApp, NOLA-PS provides students and families with the opportunity to choose a school that best suits their interests and needs through the centralized enrollment process. This speaks to the focus named in the district's outlined vision that every student receives a high-quality education that fosters his or her individual capabilities.

Families need to submit a OneApp application for the 2020-2021 school year if their student meets any of the following criteria:

  • 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 2020-2021 school year
  • The student is in a transitional grade, meaning their current school does not offer their expected grade next school year

Families who would like to remain at their current school should not submit a OneApp application.

Parents are also reminded that applying earlier in the Main Round does not increase their likelihood of assignment. However, OneApp does offer priorities for student placement based on additional factors, including the school enrollment of a student's sibling and their geography in relation to the school.

Before submitting an application for next school year, NOLA-PS encourages families to research school choices. To assist in this process, NOLA Public Schools provides several resources:
  • School profiles: K-12 schools and Early Childhood school profiles provide information on school location, grades served, school performance and extracurriculars. Visit to filter the school options, click "Find" and select whichever criteria is important to your family in selecting a school.
  • The School Guide: The School Guide offers a print version of schools' online profiles, and includes how performance data is calculated, citywide data and more. Hard copies are available at Family Resource Centers. There are three Family Resource Center locations:
    o Mahalia Jackson located Uptown at 2405 Jackson Ave.
    o IDEA Oscar Dunn located in New Orleans East at 12000 Hayne Blvd.
    o OPSB Central Office located on the Westbank at 2401 Westbend Pkwy.
  • Guidance for Families: These additional online video and interactive resources are available on EnrollNOLA's website and can assist you in making smart school choices, filling out an online application and more. Find them here.

Families that do not participate in the Main Round are welcome to participate in the second round of OneApp, which is scheduled to open one week after the Main Round results are released.

Want to understand how OneApp works? For further information explaining the OneApp process, watch this video. Have questions? Read answers to Frequently Asked Questions or send an email to for help!

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NOLA Public Schools. Every Child. Every School. Every Day.

2401 Westbend Parkway
New Orleans, Louisiana 70114

Phone: 504-304-3520

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