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Hoffman offers FREE Parenting Classes

Hoffman Early Learning Center has partnered with Boys Town to provide parents with free access to the Common Sense Parenting Series classes. Please review the topics on the flyer and contact Hoffman at (504)335-0444 to sign-up. 


The Green Hornets of Walter L. Cohen fielded a competitive soccer team for the first time in the school's nearly 70 year history. The formation of the team has been a two-year process led by Cohen's Latinos Unidos student organization. These students created petitions and worked with the school's administration to make the team a reality. Here's to an an amazing season!!!

Be sure to catch a soccer match this Fall and cheer our Green Hornets on to victory!

Breakfast of Champions!

At NOCP we value our partnerships with the community, and we are aware that we cannot do our work of educating children alone. During the 2017 - 2018 school year, we partnered with over 1,000 community members and countless organizations. On May 22nd, members of our NOCP family gathered for breakfast to celebrate and thank all of our partners, donors, and volunteers who helped our NOCP students succeed and grow throughout the school year!

Special recognition was given to three (3) partners this year for their extraordinary commitment to our NOCP students and families.

Crocker Science Fair

Nearly 70 scholars participated in the Lawrence D. Crocker Science Fair held on Thursday, May 10th. 

Scholars ranging from 1st grade to 8th grade transformed Crocker's cafeteria into an oasis of mind-boggling science experiments; and each spent time walking their peers and judges through their scientific process. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Lawerence D. Crocker College Prep Science Fair Winners:

Cohen teacher receives Excellence in Teaching award

New Orleans College Prep’s Katie Goforth received the New Orleans Excellence in Teaching award from New School New Orleans (NSNO) on Wednesday, May 9th. Ms. Goforth is a Social Studies teacher at Walter L. Cohen College Prep and has served the Cohen family for nearly six years.

Ms. Goforth was selected based on her ability to drive student achievement, her commitment to developing her skills as a high quality educator, and her ability to not only build rapport with her students, but also the positive impact she’s had on the entire NOCP community.

Cohen Track & Field Teams: Home of the Champions

The Hornets ended the 2018 track and field season on top!

The Lady Hornets, led by Coach A’Shante Little, finished their season with four (4) 1st place finishes and one overall MVP at the 2018 District 9-3A competition. Cohen sophomore, Tyrell Garrett, took home 1st place in long jump, and Cohen junior, Diamond Benoit not only received MVP honors but finished 1st in the 100M, 200M, and 400M races.

Join us for the next Cohen Arts Market on 3/23!

Join us at Martin Wine Cellar (3827 Baronne St) from 4 - 5:30pm on Friday, March 23rd to support the Cohen Arts Market!

Student artwork will be on display and available for purchase. A portion of proceeds will go directly to the student artists and will support the Art Department!

Come support the Cohen Hornets Friday after work!

Joel Castro Named NOCP CEO

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans College Prep (NOCP) Board is pleased to announce the selection of Joel Castro as the next Chief Executive Officer of the charter management organization. His new role will take effect March 1, 2018. The selection was made after a national search process that started last fall and included interviews and on-campus meetings with teachers, students, parents, and the Board as well as a public Board presentation.