New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

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

2800 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-940-2787
School Hours: 8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Geographic Area: Bywater
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th

School Leadership

Principal: Kyle Wedberg (President & CEO)
Board Chair: Troy Broussard
Charter Organization: (Governing Board) NOCCA Board of Directors
Authorizer: LA Legislature

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
We believe in the transformative power of the arts. We aspire to create an educational community that nurtures and challenges young people to become more curious, kind, empathetic, engaged, and willing to grapple with complex problems to create a just, sustainable, and joyful world. NOCCA is a statewide, pre-professional arts training center educating students in culinary arts, dance, media arts, classical instrumental music, classical vocal music, jazz instrumental, drama, musical theatre, theatre design, visual arts, and creative writing, while also demanding academic excellence.

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. 

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: Unavailable
SPS: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Contact School For More Information
School Finder Page: School Report Card for New Orleans Center for Creative Arts


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Application Process: Application provided by the school
Applications Due: 01/08/2020

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Grade(s) 9-12

Eligibility: Not applicable
Priority: Not applicable

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Intensive, pre-professional arts instruction, academic excellence.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact School For More Information

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact School for More Information

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in French | Translation Available: full-time in Spanish, full-time in French

Student Support Services:
Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, on-site student services specialist for IEP management