Lafayette Academy Charter School

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.   

Grades PK-K Campus

3201 Live Oak Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-934-4683
School Hours: Contact School for More Information
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades 1-8 Campus

2727 South Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70116

School Hours: Contact school for more information
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th

School Leadership

Principal: Darlene Charlot (PK - 4th) Susan Jurkunas (5th - 8th)
Board Chair: James Swanson
Charter Organization: Choice Foundation
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Lafayette Academy prepares its students for success in a college preparatory high school in an atmosphere that challenges and supports each student to achieve his or her highest potential.

School Performance

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: C
SPS: 62.9
Renewal Year: Winter 2018-2019
School Finder Page: Lafayette's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 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 priorities and how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 05/31/2019

Lafayette Academy Charter School

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2017.
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70115, 70118, 70125, for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70115, 70118, 70125, for up to 50% of available seats, (3) then All other applicants

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: No
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Gifted and Talented, garden, small group instruction, tutoring, family involvement

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Community PartnershipsClub Sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish | Translation Available: part-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Lafayette Academy Charter School

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource and self-contained classrooms