ReNEW Accelerated High School

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

3649 Laurel St
New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-267-3882
School Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th
First Day: 08/08/2018
Last Day: 05/18/2019

School Leadership

Principal: Emily Perhamus
Board Chair: Steven Rosenthal
Charter Organization: ReNEW Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
ReNEW Accelerated High School (RAHS) has had over 360 students ages 16-21 earn a high school diploma. Students can earn 6 credits per semester to graduate in half the time as a traditional high school. Our smaller, technology-infused classes, access to three career pathways and personalized college counseling ensure individuals can define and achieve their own version of success.

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: F
SPS: 14.9
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: RAHS's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 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
Applications Due: 02/22/2019

ReNEW Accelerated High School

Grade(s) 9-12

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents, ages 16-21
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: No

Features & Programs:
Virtual Learning. State-Of-The-Art Computer Labs, Flexible Hours & Custom Schedules

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry, Electrician, Emergency Medical Services, Graphic Design, Pre-Nursing, Programming & Development

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

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish, part-time in Vietnamese | Translation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships, Gifted And Talented Services

Special Education Model:
Contact School for More Information