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ReNEW Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Address: 3128 Constance Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70115  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 1200
Number of People Being Served: 1500
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Mission Statement


An unwavering focus on its mission to prepare students to enter and succeed in college will serve as the single guiding principle for every aspect of ReNEWÂ’s educational program and instructional methodology. Fundamentally, the ReNEW community will act upon the belief that all students can learn at high levels and deserve the opportunity to receive a college preparatory public education. ReNEW believes in establishing clear and measurable goals for academic performance for every teacher and student, and believes that it is ultimately the responsibility of adults in ReNEW schools to do whatever it takes to ensure students meet the high academic and social standards set for them.

Description


ReNEW Schools is a group of two charter schools. As part of Louisiana’s school accountability structure, both of these schools have been approved for restart as they have been chronically underperforming schools. Following Hurricane Katrina, Live Oak and Laurel Elementary Schools were folded into the state take over schools run by the Recovery School District (RSD), a direct branch of the Louisiana Department of Education. Within the 3 years that these schools spent in direct management by the state, they continued to perform in the lowest third of thirty three total schools. For this reason the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved ReNEW’s charters for these two schools, which are located within the same neighborhood. Under ReNEW, the two schools have transformed into open-enrollment college-preparatory programs.

ReNEW Schools is a group of two charter schools. As part of Louisiana’s school accountability structure, both of these schools have been approved for restart as they have been chronically underperforming schools. Following Hurricane Katrina, Live Oak and Laurel Elementary Schools were folded into the state take over schools run by the Recovery School District (RSD), a direct branch of the Louisiana Department of Education. Within the 3 years that these schools spent in direct management by the state, they continued to perform in the lowest third of thirty three total schools. For this reason the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved ReNEW’s charters for these two schools, which are located within the same neighborhood. Under ReNEW, the two schools have transformed into open-enrollment college-preparatory programs.

Mission Statement: An unwavering focus on its mission to prepare students to enter and succeed in college will serve as the single guiding principle for every aspect of ReNEWÂ’s educational program and instructional methodology. Fundamentally, the ReNEW community will act upon the belief that all students can learn at high levels and deserve the opportunity to receive a college preparatory public education. ReNEW believes in establishing clear and measurable goals for academic performance for every teacher and student, and believes that it is ultimately the responsibility of adults in ReNEW schools to do whatever it takes to ensure students meet the high academic and social standards set for them.

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Program Type:


Education/Employment Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


Yes