The New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy is a new charter high school opened for the 2011-12 school year in Algiers. NOMMA is an open-admission charter, accepting students from all 10 metropolitan parishes. All students of NOMMA are also Cadets in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program.The campus will be re-locating to a brand new state-of-the-art Federal City campus in Algiers in January 2014.
NOMMA’s founders are retired Marine Corps Officers who were inspired to fill the need for better quality public education and character-building in the community. The Academy combines rigorous academics with an educational environment that stresses ethical decision-making and is proven to improve confidence and maturity in students while preparing them for a successful college career. NOMMA’s College Preparatory program emphasizes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
The mission of the The New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy is to develop and foster strong character among students who exhibit academic, leadership, citizenship, teamwork and communication skills. NOMMA is a Type 2 State Charter school open to all students in Louisiana. The school is located at Federal City in Algiers and will expand next year into a new, state-of-the-art Federal City facility during winter of 2013.