New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 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
First Day: Contact school for more information
Last Day: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

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

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a state wide, pre-professional arts training center that offers secondary school children intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking & audio production, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts (drama, musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, and creative writing, while demanding academic excellence. NOCCA's Academic Studio offers a full-day, diploma-granting program. Students of the Academic Studio will leave NOCCA as creative thinkers, capable of identifying and solving problems on their own.

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. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: A
SPS: 119.6
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on how OneApp works, click here.

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:
Performances in all arts disciplines, student leadership council

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information.

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information

Language Support:
Documents translated upon request into Spanish and French | Interpretation available full-time in Spanish and French

Student Support Services:
Restorative counseling and approaches.

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