Walter L. Cohen Academy of Career and Community Education (ACCE)

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

2503 Willow St
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: (504) 335-0400
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:00 PM
Geographic Area: Milan
Geographic Zone: Milan

Grades Served This Year: 9th - 12th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 12th

School Leadership

Principal: Darren Lewis
Board Chair: Patrick Norton
Charter Organization: New Orleans College Preparatory Academies (NOCP)
Authorizer: OSPB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
ACCE prepares students with significant disabilities to be active citizens, lifelong learners, and advocates for themselves and their community.

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: 50.6
Renewal Year: 2022-2023


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Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

Walter L. Cohen Academy of Career and Community Education (ACCE)

All Grades

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Contact School for More Information

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment classes, Small Class sizes, Block schedule

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry, Digital Media, Electrician, Emergency Medical Services, Graphic Design, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Pre-Nursing, Skilled Crafts, STEM, Video Production, Web Design

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: Students are invited to participate in Cohen's extracurriculars as desired.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed, Multilingual faculty, staff and administrators, Full ESL department, Individualized plans and support

Student Support Services:
Arts-Expression Based Interventions, Braille Instruction, Community Partnerships, Consulting Support, Gifted And Talented Services, Group Counseling, Healthcare Provider Partnerships, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Occupational Therapy, Post-Graduation Support, Proactive Early Intervention Program For Students At-Risk For Reading Disabilities Including Dyslexia, Restorative Counseling and Approaches, School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
This program serves students in a self-contained setting with inclusion for elective courses when available.