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Admissions

The admissions process is designed to ensure equitable and open access to the Moton Charter School and mirror the demographics of the Orleans Parish Public School System. Most importantly, admission to the Moton Charter School is designed to create a verbal agreement between the student, the parents/guardians and the school, with each entity making a commitment to the values, policies, expectations and achievement-based objectives which define the schools educational and social integration process.

Attendance Area/Residency Requirements

The Robert Russa Moton Charter School is open to all students residing in Orleans Parish. The admissions process is designed to ensure open access, and, at the same time, introduce prospective students to the values, environment and expectations of the institution.

Admissions Requirements

Admission is open to all school age students residing in Orleans Parish, regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, intellectual ability or exceptional status. Re-admission is not guaranteed and may also be denied based on recommendation of the disciplinary committee

A waiting list will only be maintained for the first 16 days of school. Any student that enters school after that time will not meet the mandated attendance requirements for the state of Louisiana. Enrollment priority for siblings of students already enrolled in the charter school will only apply to siblings entering in grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First.

The Moton Charter School will meet the at-risk enrollment requirement by ensuring that their population is reflective of the population that currently exist in the New Orleans Public Schools district. We will continue to meet the at-risk enrollment requirement (LAR.S.17:3991(B)(1).

Compliance with Other Specified Laws, Regulations and/or Prohibitions

Admissions to the Robert Russa Moton Charter School is open to all students of Orleans Parish, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability or intellectual capacity. The Robert Russa Moton Charter School complies with all laws and regulations relative to student admissions as indicated below:

  • Admissions of home study students—17:3996(B)(6)

  • Individuals with Disabilities—17:3996(C)

  • Civil Rights—17:3996(C)

  • School entrance age—17:3996(B)(1)

  • Brumfield, et.al. V. Dodd, et. Al. –17:3991(C)(4)

  • Any court ordered desegregation plans applicable to Orleans Parish –17:3991 (E)(4)

  • Any and all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination – 17:3991(E)(4)

  • Any and all regulations prohibiting sectarian admissions policies – 17:3991(C)(5)

All new registrants at the Moton Charter School should have a registration form, an emergency contact form, health/immunization records, a birth certificate, a social security card, proof of residency in Orleans Parish (at least two documents verifying proof. Documentation to verify proof of residency in Orleans Parish must be provided. Acceptable proofs of residency are inclusive of State of Louisiana Driver’s License, utility bill, telephone bill and current lease. Immunizations and tests mandated by state and local law shall be required of all students. Any exceptions shall be approved.

Age of Entrance

A child who reaches the age of five years on or before September 30th shall be eligible to enter kindergarten at the opening of the session in which he/she attains the age of five years.

A child shall be eligible to enter the first grade at the opening of the session if he/she has attended mandatory kindergarten and reaches the age of six years on or before September 30th.

Exceptions to the kindergarten entrance age requirements may be permitted in cases where a child has been evaluated by a licensed psychologist and judged to be socially, emotionally, and intellectually capable of profiting from early entrance.

A child who transfers to a public school from a non-public school must meet the minimum age requirements established by the public school system.

If a child, upon transfer, is below the minimum age requirement established by the public school system, the Board is not obligated to accept this child within its school system.