WHAT: New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA) Charter School will host a Building Dedication Ceremony celebrating its new complex. The dedication will include a special ceremony featuring local and state guest speakers, a key note address by LtGen Rich Mills, Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, and a reception to follow.
WHEN: Thursday, March 20, 9:00 am
WHERE: 425 O’Bannon Street, New Orleans, LA 70146 in Federal City in Algiers
The new $17 million New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA) Charter School Complex includes new construction as well as the renovation of existing historical buildings. The complex was completed in January.
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, offers a college-preparatory curriculum, features a Cyber Innovation Center to build tech skills in its students, and requires participation in the Junior ROTC cadet program.
The Ceremony will feature performances by the NOMMA Cadet Choir, Cadet Band, and a formation of the entire Corps of Cadets.