History

About Algiers Charter

The mission of Algiers Charter School Association is to deliver and to support education excellence in Algiers. Founded in 2005 by a nonprofit board comprised of members from the Orleans Parish School Board and neighborhood representatives, Algiers Charter was and is a community-based solution which provided the first educational options for families returning to Algiers and the wider New Orleans community following Hurricane Katrina. Today, Algiers Charter is the largest independent CMO in the Gulf South, serving over 4,300 Pre-K through 12th grade students on six campuses. 
 
In contrast to other charter management groups within Orleans Parish, all six of Algiers Charter’s campuses are within the same geographic community making Algiers Charter one of the few geo-centric charter management organizations nationwide and the only one in Orleans Parish. As a result, approximately half of the students in Algiers who attend public school, attend school at an Algiers Charter campus.

 

Algiers Charter attracts and retains veteran educators who believe that all New Orleans children have a right to a rigorous, well-rounded, career and college preparatory education. As an organization, teacher development and student achievement always come first. New Algiers Charter teachers arrive to campus with an average of nine years teaching experience and they remain for over four years. At Algiers Charter we believe all children can and will be successful in a supportive and challenging environment filled with great experiences.