CA: Opportunities Academy @ G. W. Carver High

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

3059 Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: 504-940-4016
School Hours: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly / Lakeview
Geographic Zone: 5

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

School Leadership

Principal: James Lukens
Board Chair: Steven Rosenthal
Charter Organization: Collegiate Academies
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Opportunities Academy empowers its students in a post-secondary setting with the knowledge and skills they need to live lives of independence, choice and happiness.

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: Unavailable
SPS: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Contact school for more information
School Finder Page:

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

CA: Opportunities Academy @ G. W. Carver High

Grade(s) 12

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents, Students 18 - 22 years old on a LAA1 diploma pathway and/or have a developmental disability.
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then All other applicants

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Internships, Externships, Community Access Curriculum, Independent Living Curriculum

Jumpstart Pathways:
Programming & Development, Video Production, Carpentry, Graphic Design

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: basketball; flag football; track & field

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: Contact School for More Information | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish; routinely in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Community Health Partnership, Consulting Support, Post-Graduation Support, School-Based Health Clinic, ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model:
Continuum of services based on student need including supports within employment, independent living, and community-based classrooms, behavioral support, academic support, Lift-enabled special needs transport