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: Bywater

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. 

Letter Grade: #N/A
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information


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

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

All Grades

Eligibility: Scholarship Eligibility is determined the Louisiana Department of Education.
Priority: Scholarship Priorities are determined the Louisiana Department of Education.

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:
Not Applicable

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: New Orleans Center for Creative ArtsClub Sports: Performances in all arts disciplines; pre-professional arts training; full-day, diploma-granting fine arts and music program.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish; full-time in French | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Restorative Counseling and Approaches

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