Two Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools members are moving to a new home for the holidays! Audubon Charter School is excited to announce its move of the Upper School Campus (Grades 4-8) from its current location on Carrollton Ave. to its newly renovated campus at 1111 Milan St. (the former McDonogh 7 campus).
New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA) will begin moving into its brand new Federal City building at 425 O'Bannon St in Algiers on December 19. Students previously attended classes in the old Navy Exchange site, just steps away from the new construction.
To accommodate its move, Audubon has changed the school calendar to make students’ last day of school for the holiday break December 17. Teachers will remain at the school packing their classrooms through December 20 with the moving company arriving after Christmas. All teachers and staff will help with the move to the new building, with teachers returning on January 6 to unpack the new location before students return on January 9.
“This is the best present we can get this holiday season,” said Audubon Charter Principal Janice Dupuy. "Having our students settled into the new location as soon as possible is an important component in finishing this school year strong.”
At NOMMA, moving vans will arrive on December 19 and the move will be complete by January 3, with students returning January 6. “The moving will be phased over several days. We have over 50 Cadets and parents already signed up to volunteer and help with the move on those dates along with contracted movement support. Our teachers will be setting up classrooms on January 3,” said Colonel Bill Davis, Commandant.
Audubon’s new Milan Campus has undergone extensive renovations and the school is eager to get to work at the new campus, said Principal Dupuy. The work included lead remediation, painting, walkway repairs, and new portable classrooms.
The new $17 million New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA) Charter School Complex, consists of newly constructed buildings as well as the renovation of existing historical buildings.
Audubon Charter School, is a top performing dual program school for grades K-8. Audubon’s French Program recently gained accreditation by the French Ministry of Education through 8th Grade and is officially recognized as a school that conforms to the curricula defined by the French Ministry of National Education, the only accredited public school in Louisiana. Audubon also offers a Montessori Program that is an initiate member of the American Montessori Society.
NOMMA is the nation’s only open enrollment charter high school with a Marine Corps Junior ROTC focus. Though graduates are not required or expected to enroll in the military services, the school utilizes the discipline, problem-solving, communications and self-responsibility culture of the military to build academic success with its students. NOMMA accepts high school students from throughout the 10-parish metro New Orleans area.