School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.
4217 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2
Grades Served This Year: K - 3rd
Grades Served Next Year: K - 4th
First Day: 08/10/2017
Last Day: Contact school for more information
Principal: Bob Berk
Board Chair: Lance Query
Charter Organization: Cypress Charter School Association
Authorizer: OPSB LEA
Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Cypress Academy exemplifies the best educational practices of a child-centered school, inclusive of a variety of learning styles and needs. In an environment that represents the full diversity of New Orleans, Cypress creates a community of learners that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and intellectual risk-taking, with a focus on social and emotional development. Cypress Academy is a model for public charter schools throughout the nation.
Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board.Letter Grade: Contact school for more information
SPS: Contact school for more information
Renewal Year: Winter 2019-2020
School Finder Page: Cypress's School Report Card
This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.
How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on how OneApp works, click here.
Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/12/2018
Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then All other applicants
Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Features & Programs:
21st century learning environment, early intervention for struggling readers, project-based learning
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12
Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish | Translation Available: part-time in Spanish, part-time in Vietnamese
Student Support Services:
Group Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Proactive Early Intervention Program For Students At-Risk For Reading Disabilities Including Dyslexia
Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource/pullout model provided based on need