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: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

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

School Leadership

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

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
NOCCA is a statewide, pre-professional arts training center educating children in culinary arts, dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding academic excellence. NOCCA offers a full-day, diploma-granting program. Students will leave NOCCA as creative, analytical thinkers and capable problem-solvers.

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: A
SPS: 114
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: NOCCA'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.


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Application Process: Application provided by the school
Applications Due: 02/24/2017

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

Grade(s) 9-12

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents who attend a school tour or open house, fill-out and complete the Unique Environment Form, and pass a language proficiency test
Priority: Contact School for More Information

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:
ESL Services provided as needed.

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