CA: Opportunities Academy

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

2625 Thalia St
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-503-1421
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Central City
Geographic Zone: Central City

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

School Leadership

Principal: James Lukens
Board Chair: Contact school for more information
Charter Organization: Collegiate Academies
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Opportunities Academy redefines 'college and career for all' by empowering students with disabilities to build lives of independence, connection, 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: #N/A
Renewal Year: 2023-2024


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
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

(DO NOT PLACE) CA: Opportunities Academy

Grade 12

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents 18 - 22 years old on a LAA1 diploma pathway and/or have a developmental disability
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, 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:
Students are placed in an on campus internship or off-campus externship each day to build job skills and independence, and in the afternoon receive instruction in the areas of independent living, community access, and employability.

Jumpstart Pathways:
We serve students who qualify for the alternative diploma track.

Team Sports / After School Activities:
We partner with Grow Dat, Special Olympics, and STOMP Troopers to provide students with outside of school activities.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: Contact School for More Information | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Group Counseling; Healthcare Provider Partnerships; Health Screenings And Immunization Services; Occupational Therapy; Post-Graduation Support; School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
Transition program serving students age 18-22 with intellectual disabilities and autism.