ReNEW Accelerated High School

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 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

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 465 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: 18.6
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 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

ReNEW Accelerated High School

Grade(s) 9-12

Eligibility: We are updating eligibility and priority information for 2020-21 application cycle. Please check back soon.
Priority: Check back soon.

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Students earn credits in half the time in small, supportive school environment, advisory support for all students, paid internships work-based learning opportunities available. Early Childcare Center on site with student scholarships available. Career and technical education opportunities for all students including CNA, Phlebotomy, EKG, EMR, Digital Media and NCCER Core (NOTEP Half Day Program). Two graduations per year.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: ReNEW Accelerated High SchoolClub Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Student Advisory Board

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish, part-time in Vietnamese | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships, Family Counseling, Gifted And Talented Services, Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Full continuum of services including community based instructional setting. Contact School for More Information