The 2023-2024 academic year is in full swing for the Crescent City Schools network, and our school buildings are once again humming with the sights and sounds of students learning, playing, and discovering. kate

At Crescent City Schools, we believe it is of the utmost importance to partner with our families in their children’s education, so we strive to create a welcoming environment for everyone on each of our campuses. Even before the first day of school, our staff members host open houses, meet ‘n greets, and other events to build and strengthen relationships between staff members, students, and families. We continue to develop these family partnerships throughout the year by offering a variety of meaningful engagement opportunities such as educational field trips, Report Card Days, sporting events, Family Advisory Councils, Family Fridays, and student performances.

I am also proud to share that this academic year marks an exciting new chapter for Crescent City Schools, as we welcome a new school to our network: Mildred Osborne Charter School. Our network is honored to now serve 2,600 children across our four campuses in New Orleans: Harriet Tubman Charter School, Tubman Montessori, Dorothy Height Charter School, and Mildred Osborne Charter School. CCS also continues to serve students through the Aurora Program, an alternative program that is accessible to students from all four CCS campuses as well to students from other schools in the city.

Every staff member in each of our school buildings is committed to meeting our students where they are and pushing them to grow academically. This rewarding, but challenging, call requires hard work and dedication from staff members, students, and families, as well as collaboration with the district, state, nonprofit partners, and our supporters.

I look forward to this academic year with great enthusiasm and high expectations for our scholars. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish.

Kate Mehok, CEO

Crescent City Schools