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West Bank's Rosenwald Facility Confirmed As Site of New Collegiate Academies High School

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West Bank’s Rosenwald Facility Confirmed As Site of New Collegiate Academies High School

NEW ORLEANS [Oct. 27, 2017] – Orleans Parish School Board [OPSB] awarded Collegiate Academies the Rosenwald facility located at 6501 Berkley Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131 in the Lower Coast Algiers community. At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Collegiate is set to open its newest high school at the facility. Rosenwald Collegiate will launch with 9th grade, adding one grade per year, serving 9th through 12th grades by the 2021-2022 school year. The new high school will be included in all rounds of this year’s EnrollNOLA OneApp. Parents of rising 9th grade students interested in enrolling can select OneApp Code 515 for CA: Rosenwald Collegiate.

“This is a real win for the people of Algiers,” said Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “After a rigorous, transparent process, which took into account the strength of community support for the charter operator, it is clear that Collegiate Academies will be a great addition to the neighborhood.”

“Rosenwald Collegiate joins a family of schools proving what’s possible for high school success in New Orleans,” said Pastor Simon Chigumira, Asbury United Methodist Church. “This school will be an environment built on values that inspire students to explore their voice and take ownership of shaping the school’s legacy for generations to come.”

Collegiate currently operates three high schools in New Orleans and one high school in Baton Rouge. All Collegiate schools are open enrollment high schools serving all students regardless of their previous experiences or current abilities. Over 20% of Collegiate students have a diagnosed disability, and Collegiate has developed specialized programs to meet these students’ wide array of needs.

“Our team stops at nothing to provide all students exactly what they need to create their pathways both to college and lives of unlimited opportunity,” said Benjamin Marcovitz, CEO of Collegiate Academies. “Our students have proven that high school is not too late to develop a passion for learning, and to forge a future of limitless opportunity.”

Each year, Collegiate students make significant academic gains, and 95% of its graduates have been accepted to college. Collegiate is known for individualized academic programming, numerous intervention programs for scholars with disabilities, progressive schoolwide restorative practices, and a college completion program that assists alumni through graduate school.

“We are so happy that Collegiate Academies is coming to the West Bank,” said OPSB Vice President Leslie Ellison. “We look forward to welcoming this new school to the Rosenwald campus.”

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To enroll in Rosenwald Collegiate in 2018-19, parents of rising 9th grade students can select OneApp Code 515.

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