Schools participating in the GNOCCS unified application process are:
Audubon Charter School (PK-8) www.auduboncharter.com
Benjamin Franklin High School (9-12) www.bfhsla.org
Hynes Charter School (PK-8) www.hynesschool.com
Lusher Charter School (K-12) www.lusherschool.org
“We encourage all applicants to get their applications to these four schools by January 13,” said Ken Ducote, Executive Director of the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools.
Applications are available on each school’s website and may have specific times for submission. Therefore, parents are encouraged to check the website of each school they are interested in for specific application instructions.
Other GNOCCS schools are participating in the EnrollNOLA/OneApp system, which has a standard window application deadline of February 24. Moton Charter School, a year-round school and Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy have an independent admissions process. Please check each school website for information and deadline dates.
Go to www.gnocollaborative.com for direct links to member school websites. Member schools are Audubon, Ben Franklin High School, Hynes, International High School of New Orleans, International School of Louisiana, Kenner Discovery, Lusher, Morris Jeff, Moton, Sci High and Warren Easton.
About the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools:
Following the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005, seven principals formed the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools (ECCS), to improve school operations in areas including legal services, facilities support, financial reporting, teacher recruitment, instructional technology and group purchasing. The major goal of the cooperative is to ensure the sustainability of the charter school movement by decreasing back office costs and providing a unified voice in interactions with local, state and national agencies. Further, the cooperative strives to make the schools within the Alliance and those ancillary members more efficient and effective in their operations so that more staff time can be focused on helping each school meet academic standards and goals. Presently, eleven schools, comprised of about 7,300 students are represented in the collaborative, which is now known as the Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS) and has grown to include schools in the metro New Orleans area.