ReNEW SciTech Academy

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

Grades K-8 Campus

820 Jackson Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-267-4574
School Hours: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Geographic Area: CBD / Garden District
Geographic Zone: 3

Grade PK Campus

1607 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA

School Hours: Contact school for more information
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th
First Day: 08/01/2018
Last Day: 05/18/2019

School Leadership

Principal: Lynn Polk
Board Chair: Steven Rosenthal
Charter Organization: ReNEW Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
100% of SciTech Chargers will be academically, socially, and emotionally prepared to succeed in top high schools, access a full range of life opportunities, and accept the power and responsibility to shape their lives, their community, and their world.

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: D
SPS: 56.7
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: SciTech'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 SciTech Academy

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2018.
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70113, 70130 for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Applicants who currently attend ReNEW Early Childhood Center @ McNair Elementary, (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70113, 70130, for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
21st century school, advanced classes

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: baseball, basketball, football, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, volleyball, Youth Run Nola

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

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships

Special Education Model:
Instruction provided in a variety of settings based on student needs: general education classrooms, resource/pullout model and self-contained classes