Apply Now: OneApp
Bricolage Academy is partnering with the Orleans Parish School Board and the Recovery School District to provide students and families with the opportunity to apply for admission using OneApp. The annual New Orleans Public School Enrollment Process offers students the opportunity to easily apply to all participating schools using one application.
The OneApp application is now live. The Round 1 deadline for submitting a OneApp is Friday, February 24, 2017.
The Q & A below is fom the EnrollNola.org website: https://enrollnola.org/how-to-enroll-in-nops/apply-transfer-next-school-...
The 2017-2018 OneApp Main Round application is available now. If you are new to New Orleans, new to public schools, or would like to transfer for the upcoming school year, you can apply through OneApp to attend a participating school for the 2017-2018 school year.
You should not submit an application if you would like your child to return to his / her current school. If you submit a OneApp and are assigned to a choice listed on your application, you will lose your guarantee to return to your current school assignment.
The OneApp program catalogs, available for download here, can be used as a resource to explore school choices. Please note that these catalogs can not be used as applications. You can apply online by visiting our online parent application portal, accessible at the bottom of this page.
Early Childhood Catalog
Early Childhood applicants must verify their eligibility within 5 days of submitting an application. Click here to learn how to Get Verified and Where to Verify.
Please note that beginning November 2017, OneApp will be an all-online application process. If you need help accessing the online application, please visit one of our Family Resource Centers.
Main Round Window November 1, 2016 – February 24, 2017
Early Window Deadline December 16, 2016
Main Round Results Available Week of April 10, 2017
Seat Acceptance Deadline May 12, 2017
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING:
HOW DOES ONEAPP CONSIDER GEOGRAPHY?
EnrollNOLA understands that, for some families, attending a school close to home is very important. That’s why nearly all elementary and middle schools that participate in OneApp give priority to half of all open seats to applicants who live in the school’s geographic zone. Students enrolling in most high schools will not receive geographic priority. This approach maximizes student choice and allows schools to specialize in particular programs and areas. Families should consider these factors when selecting schools and planning for next school year.
Geographic priority for most schools is determined by “geographic catchment zones,” a way of splitting up the city by zip code. The zones we use to determine placements can be seen in the map below. Applicants who reside in a school’s geographic catchment zone receive priority to 50% of the available seats at that school, unless stated otherwise. The reason that geographic priority only applies to 50% of available seats is to make sure that families who live further away can also have an opportunity to attend.
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HOW DOES ONEAPP CONSIDER SIBLINGS?
EnrollNOLA understands that families often want all of their children to attend the same school together. During the 2015-2016 OneApp Main Round, 97% of sibling-applicants were placed at the same school as their sibling(s), and 100% of kindergarten sibling-applicants were matched with their siblings. OneApp honors parents’ ability to choose either to send all of their students to school together, or to choose different schools based on each student’s individual interests and needs, in two important ways:
If a student applies to a school that their sibling already attends, the student will receive priority in the lottery. For sibling priority to take effect, the sibling must be scheduled to remain enrolled in the school for the coming school year. This means that the sibling of a graduating senior, for example, will not receive sibling priority to their sibling’s school.
Family Link is how OneApp tries to keep siblings together when a parent / guardian submits an application for more than one child to attend the same school. During the 2015-2016 OneApp Main Round, 82% of family-linked students were matched to school together.
For example: let’s imagine a family that is looking for a new school for their rising first and second graders. The parent lists the same schools on each child’s application, in the same order. The family’s first-choice school only has a seat for the first-grader, but both students can be matched to their second choice together. In this scenario, OneApp would match both to their second-choice school.
Please note that Family Link will only apply to students applying to public schools. If you include nonpublic schools on your application, Family Link will not apply. Family Link does not give you priority to the schools you list on your application.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
EnrollNOLA is committed to ensuring the student enrollment process is fair and transparent for all students, families, and schools. Keep these tips and facts in mind as you fill out your child’s OneApp:
- Do not submit an application if you would like your child to remain at his / her current school. You could lost your current school placement.
- Some schools with entrance requirements use the Early Window Deadline, December 16, 2016. These schools will have the early deadline listed on their online profile.
- To apply online, you will need a working email address. If you need assistance setting up an email account, please visit a Family Resource Center.
Early Childhood Students
OneApp includes all publicly-funded early childhood programs for students ages birth to 4 years. Please note: applying for a publicly-funded early childhood seat is a two-step process.
1) Submit your OneApp, then
2) Verify your eligibility!
In order to prove you are eligible to receive a free early childhood seat, you must submit all required documents for verification of eligibility. To learn more about required documentation, click here. You can view the locations and hours of Designated Centers here.
Louisiana Scholarship Program
Families interested in applying to nonpublic schools participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program must apply through OneApp. Interested qualifying families should list all of their choices, nonpublic and public, in rank order on their child’s OneApp.
To be eligible for a Scholarship, students must have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line and must be entering kindergarten OR currently enrolled in a school with a C, D, F, or T grade. For more information about eligibility requirements and participating scholarship schools, click here.
Results will be available the week of April 10, 2017 at Family Resource Centers and in the online parent application portal. Once you receive your Main Round placement results, you must claim your child’s seat by May 12, 2017. If your contact information changes between now and April, please contact a Family Resource Center to provide up-to-date information.
For more information on how the placement process works, watch our OneApp Video.