School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.
709 Park Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70114
School Hours: 7:50 AM-3:50 PM
Geographic Area: Mcdonogh
Geographic Zone: 7
Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 5th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 6th
Principal: Melanie Askew
Board Chair: Darren Patin
Charter Organization: Elan Academy
Authorizer: OPSB LEA
Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Through a classical curriculum, high-quality instruction, and leadership development, Élan Academy Charter School ensures that all students have the foundation necessary to thrive in secondary school, succeed in college, and access lives of opportunity.
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.
Below we display school performance information. Due to COVID-19, It is important to note that this performance information reflects student performance data gathered during the 2018 school year. We encourage you to use all of the information available on this page and by contacting the school to learn more about how the school can meet your family’s needs.Letter Grade: T
Renewal Year: 2021-2022
School Finder Page: School Report Card
How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.
Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/29/2021
Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins
Priority: Applicants with an IEP, siblings of continuing students, children of current school staff, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70114, 70131 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants
Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70114, 70131 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants
Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.
Before Care: No
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Features & Programs:
Gifted and Talented, Classical curriculum, Latin, Leadership Development
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12
Team Sports / After School Activities:
Gifted And Talented Services Club Sports: basketball, cheerleading, First Tee Golf, flag football, Girls On The Run, soccer, step team, Youth Run Nola
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese, upon request in French | Translation Available: remotely in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese
Student Support Services:
Gifted And Talented Services
Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource/pullout model provided based on need.