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OA provides each student with an OA shirt when they enroll. We encourage students to make their own choices when choosing what to wear each day, as enrolling at OA is a milestone toward becoming more independent.
Though OA does not follow a strict dress code, students are expected to dress appropriately for work. This could mean wearing an apron, nametag, or OA shirt for their shift at work each morning. To ensure that students are prepared each day, please make sure he or she has an OA shirt with them or at school each day along with any rain gear (like a poncho, umbrella, or extra set of clothes). Ask your OA student about any additional work dress code requirements.
If you would like to purchase additional shirts, you can call the main office at 504-503-1421 to pay by card, or send your student with $15 to cover the cost of an additional shirt.
Students are expected to come to school with materials needed for work, including those for inclement weather. Students should bring a backpack for their personal and school-issued belongings, and are responsible for them throughout the day.
More information can be found in our handbook below.
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, Kathleen Coverick, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.