General Questions

What Is A Charter School?

A charter school is a public school that was approved by the State of Louisiana to have special freedoms and programs.  Charter schools can be independent from traditional school district and state regulations.  The State of Louisiana established charter school legislation with the intent of giving public schools more autonomy in exchange for increased student achievement.

Charter schools must be authorized by BESE or a Parish School Board, which must approve the charter school’s application for charter status.  The charter application describes the school’s goals, governance structure, insurance requirements, employee benefits, and almost every area related to the school’s functioning.

Question: if you suspect the misappropriation (theft), fraud, waste or abuse of public funds by anyone who do I contact?

Answer: CONTACTING THE LLA HOTLINE IS EASY: Toll-free: 1-844-50 FRAUD (503-7283) Fax: 1-844-40 FRAUD (403-7283) Online: ReportFraud.La U.S. Mail: LLA Hotline, P. O. Box 94397, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.

New Orleans Science and Mathematics


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

School Food Service Section

New Orleans Science and Mathematics and Celerity Charter Schools today announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2018-2019 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

• New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School

• Celerity Dalton Charter School

• Celerity Lanier Charter School

• Celerity Crestworth Charter School