Submit an Application for Next Year (2017-2018)

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The Main Round Application Window is now closed. Placement results will be available the week of April 10.

If your contact information has changed since submitting a Main Round application, please contact us at oneapp@enrollnola.org.

To view your placement results online, log-in to the parent portal, then click “My School Placements”

Don’t have a parent portal account?

  • Go to oneapp.force.com
  • Click “create an account.” You will need a valid email address to continue
    • The password will be sent to the email you used to open your account
    • Your username will be the email address you provided
  • Click “Apply for Next School Year”
  • Click “Add Student to Family Profile”
  • Enter your student’s name and OneApp ID
    • If you do not have your student’s OneApp ID, email oneapp@enrollnola.org or retrieve it from their current school
  • Click “My School Placements”

Once you have received your placement results, you must accept your seat by May 12, 2017. Below are the list of documents you need to bring to your assigned school:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Parent identification
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, rental lease agreement / mortgage, property tax notice, etc.)
  • IEP / 504 plan (if appropriate)
  • Students ages infant to 4 years old only: Proof of income (LA Purchase Card Budget Sheet / Benefits Statement, last four consecutive paychecks, letter from employer stating wage and average weekly hours worked) AND 2 proofs of residency

Failure to accept your seat may result in the loss of your seat assignment.


Round 2: K-12 Applicants

If you submitted a K-12 application are not satisfied with your Main Round results, you will have the opportunity to submit a Round 2 application. Round 2 will open April 17. Only submit a Round 2 application if you would like to apply to a different school other than your current school, or if you are not satisfied with your Main Round placement results. If you submit a Round 2 application and receive a placement, you will lose your Main Round placement and/or seat at your current school.


Important Dates:

Main Round Placement Results Available Week of April 10, 2017

Main Round Seat Acceptance Deadline May 12, 2017

Round 2 Opens April 17, 2017

Round 2 Early Window Deadline May 12, 2017

Round 2 Deadline May 26, 2017


What you need to know before applying:

How Does OneApp Consider Geography?

How Does OneApp Consider Siblings?

How Does the Process Work?

Ready to Apply? Submit Your OneApp!


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:

Sibling Priority

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

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.