NOCCA Achievements

NOCCA Outstanding Student & School Achievements Over the Decades

  • NOCCA is designated as a 2018-2023 Exemplary School by The Arts Schools Network, the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools.
  • Louisiana State Department of Education ranks NOCCA in the top 98th percentile of Louisiana schools in support of African American students and in the top 99th percentile in support of Economically Disadvantaged students.
  • NOCCA Academic Studio has been Designated Grade “A” school in Louisiana
  • NOCCA looks forward and ahead to new opportunities as it will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2023-2024.
  • Academic Studio/Full-Day School Receives Letter A Classification From Department of Education, 2017
  • Academic Studio/Full-Day School Receives Letter A Classification From Department of Education, 2016
  • Exemplary School Status, 2016
  • Creative Writing World Premier Of Never Fight A Shark In Water, 2015
  • Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, 2015
  • From The Top Performance | Live Taping, 2015
  • Chevron Forum Expansion | Ribbon Cutting, 2014
  • NOCCA Academic Studio Receives Grade A From State of Louisiana, 2014
  • Academic Studio/Full-Day School Receives Letter A Classification From Department of Education, 2013
  • NOCCA School Plans Expansion/Fiscal Support In Place, 2013
  • 2013 Transformation Award Winner Recognized By K12 Inc For Innovative Online Curriculum, 2013
  • Classical Music Student Selected To National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, 2013
  • NOCCA Hosts NBC’s Education Nation, 2013
  • Inaugural International Jazz Day Concert Led By NOCCA Jazz Students In Congo Square, 2012
  • NOCCA Launches Culinary Arts Program, 2011
  • NOCCA Launches Full-Day School Academic Studio, 2011
  • Media Arts Student Selected By YoungArts As National Finalist, 2011
  • Scholastic Gold Medal Portfolio Winner From Media Arts Department, 2011
  • Emeril Lagassee Presents Culinary Student Original Dish In Restaurants, 2010
  • Creative Writing Student Selected As President Scholar In The Arts Semifinalist, 2010
  • NOCCA Expands Facility With Additional
  • Musical Theatre, Theatre Design & Media Studios, 2010
  • NOCCA Theatre Faculty Form Stage Company, 2010
  • Community Art Lectures Offered In NOCCA
  • Senator John Breaux Library, 2009
  • Jazz Musicians Take Part In Kobe Exchange, 2009
  • NOCCA Performance at White House Jazz
  • Education Event & Duke Ellington Festival, 2009
  • Media Art Students Named Presidential Scholar, 2009
  • NOCCA Receives Special Invitation From White House To Attend Gershwin Prize Concert, 2009
  • Classical Vocal Students Finalist In National Singer Competition, 2009
  • Administrative Communication Department Receives Awards of Excellence, 2009
  • Arts College Fair Launched At NOCCA, 2008
  • LitFest, Regional Conference For Young Writers Established, 2008
  • Julliard Day Established, 2008
  • Classical Instrumental Student Performs At Carnegie Hall With From The Top, 2008
  • Homer Plessy Day Established, 2008
  • Bruce Weber Photo Shoot Of NOCCA Students For W Magazine, 2008
  • ArtSmart Event: Regional Inservice For Teachers Launched, 2008
  • President Honors Student Recognition Event Established, 2007
  • NAEA Visits & Tours NOCCA, 2007
  • Middle School Instruction Established In Piano & Violin, 2007
  • Yoga Incorporated Into Curriculum, 2007
  • NOCCA Students Featured In Film Celebrating New Orleans: After The Storm, 2007
  • Jazz Students Invited To Perform At International Festival Jazz In Marciac, 2007
  • NOCCA Receives National Award For Excellence In Arts Programs For Youth From The Americans For The Arts & The U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2006
  • NOCCA Establishes Resources: Audition Workshop & Open Studio Events For Potential Students, 2006
  • NOCCA Returns Back To Campus With Over 300 Students Following Hurricane Katrina, 2006
  • Return To The Riverfront Created To Bring Back Students Post-Storm, 2006
  • NOCCA becomes a state agency in the Louisiana Department of Education, 2000.
  • NOCCA moves into its new arts-training center at NOCCA along the riverfront, 2000.
  • Construction of NOCCA | Riverfront begins, 1997.
  • Documentary Link To Day at NOCCA, 1996.
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation donates five buildings at the 2800 Chartres Street site, 1993.
  • NOCCA becomes a state agency in the Louisiana Department of Education, 2000.
  • NOCCA moves into its new arts-training center at NOCCA along the riverfront, 2000.
  • Construction of NOCCA | Riverfront begins, 1997.
  • Documentary Link To Day at NOCCA, 1996.
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation donates five buildings at the 2800 Chartres Street site, 1993.
  • “Let’s” Television Show featuring NOCCA students, produced by the New Orleans Council of Jewish Women in collaboration with WDSU Channel 6 airs, 1975.
  • NOCCA moves into “temporary home” on Perrier Street, the 1901 La Salle Elementary School Building, 1974.
  • NOCCA Founded as a pre-professional training center of the Orleans Parish Public Schools.
  • Classes held at the University of New Orleans and New Orleans Museum of Art, 1973