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.January 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.
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As members of G.W. Carver’s campus, we follow their handbook.
Opportunities Academy as a matter of policy provides educational opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or age. In addition, Collegiate Academies does not permit or condone discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical disability, or age in employment matters or assignment in programs or services provided.
If you wish to discuss the regulations governing these policies, or wish to discuss a concern or file a grievance, please contact our James Lukens at 504-503-1421.
Any student, parent/guardian, employee or employment applicant who feels that he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, age, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or marital status may discuss and/or file a grievance with the appropriate compliance. Reporting should take place, in writing, within forty (40) calendar days of the alleged discrimination.
A student or parent/guardian of a student who has a question or concerns may choose to seek the help of the building administrator or another adult with whom they trust, such as a teacher, counselor, nurse, psychologist. If satisfaction cannot be achieved through this discussion, the adult sought by the student should assist the student in reporting the incident, in writing, to the school compliance officer, [SCHOOL SITE PERSON RESPONSIBLE’S NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION] The goal is to resolve the problem at the lowest possible administrative level with an equitable solution.
The compliance officer will commence an effective, thorough, objective and complete investigation of the complaint within ten (10) working days after receipt of the complaint. The compliance officer will consult with all individuals reasonably believed to have relevant information, including the complainant and the alleged violator, any witnesses to the conduct, and victims of similar conduct that the investigator reasonably believes may exist. The investigation shall be free of stereotypical assumptions about either party. The investigation shall be carried on discreetly, maintaining confidentiality insofar as possible while still conducting an effective and thorough investigation. Throughout the entire investigation process, due process rights will be upheld. No reprisals will be taken or permitted for truthfully asserting a complaint.
The compliance officer shall make a written report summarizing the results of the investigation and proposed disposition of the matter, and shall provide copies to the complainant, the alleged violator, and, as appropriate, to all others directly concerned within fifteen (15) working days after receiving the complaint.
If the complainant is not satisfied with the decision of the compliance officer, an appeal in writing may be made to Collegiate Academies’ Chief Executive Office, Benjamin Marcovitz within ten (10) days of receipt of the decision. Appeals may be submitted via email to email@example.com or mailed to:
Attn: Benjamin Marcovitz
PO Box 872110
New Orleans, LA 70187
The Chief Executive Officer, within thirty (30) working days, will investigate the complaint and may conduct a hearing to gather additional information. The decision of the Chief Executive Officer will be final. The Board of Directors does not consider individual parent grievances except in cases related to the alleged violation of law.Click here to download Carver's Handbook.
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