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ReNEW Accelerated High School to relocate due to facility, construction issues

February 24, 2017 -- Due to construction delays and roofing issues at the current ReNEW Accelerated High School (RAHS) facility, school operations will be relocated to the former McDonogh #35 campus (1331 Kerlerec St.). The start date for students will be Wednesday, March 8.


ReNEW Schools and the Recovery School District (RSD) have worked together to address concerns stemming from the construction and renovation project at the RAHS campus (3649 Laurel St.). The facility has recently experienced roofing issues and other construction delays -- prompting the decision by school administrators and RSD officials to relocate operations and classes.


The Mardi Gras break for RAHS is Friday, February 24 through Monday, March 7. During this time, staff members and volunteers will transfer classroom and operations equipment to the temporary site.


Additional info for students and families:

Due to our new location, please plan for new transportation routes. Until further notice, the yellow shuttle buswill continue to pick up students at 8:00am (on Chef Menteur Hwy and Downman Rd), and then at 8:30am at the former RAHS at Bauduit (3649 Laurel St.). We will discontinue pick-up at the Joy Theater at Canal St, and will provide further updates if these routes change again. If you solely use the RTA bus, the stop closest to school is Esplanade at N. Villere. Below, we have listed some routes that can be used to arrive at our Kerlerec location from different parts of the city.

● From Uptown: take the 11 bus to 91 bus

● From New Orleans East: take the 62 bus
● From the West Bank: take W-2 bus to 91 bus

Please feel free to reference RTA Maps and Schedules, public transit routes on Google Maps, or call our front office for further information or support.