Opportunities Academy [OA] is Collegiate Academies’ rigorous, post-secondary full day program for scholars with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Carver High School houses our OA program on its campus, and students attend class there and at Delgado campuses in addition to attending internship and externship at Collegiate Academies schools and community businesses.
OA supports each student in achieving his or her highest level of independence in pursuit of meaningful and fulfilling personal and professional outcomes in the areas of independent living, community access, and career readiness.Contact Us
Opportunities Academy [OA] is Collegiate Academies’ rigorous, post-secondary full day program for students aged 17-22 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Opportunities Academy redefines ‘college and career for all’ by empowering students to build lives of independence, connection, and happiness.
We hold and strive for the most ambitious visions.
We embrace failure and learn from it. We can rely on ourselves to take action always.
We choose to look at the positive in all things and have confidence in ourselves and our teammates.
We explore our interests and the world. We use our new-found knowledge to improve ourselves and others.
We are kind, loving, and helpful to all people and all things.
We are located on the G.W. Carver Campus, 3059 Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126. Visit us, or reach out by phone at (504) 503-1421, fax at (504) 814-1721, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.October Newsletter
Opportunities Academy features an enterprise reinforcing employment and independent living skills. rOAst is a student-run coffee shop on three Collegiate Academies campuses. Each location provides real-world job experiences, as students develop a familiarity with point of sale technologies, customer service skills, and food and beverage preparation techniques.
Other students are placed in an externship position with a business in the community. Our students work at Ma Momma’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Hyatt, Louisiana SPCA, and Magnolia Physical Therapy.