Student Handbook

Please see our 22-23 Student Handbook here.

Student Opportunities!

YEP Works is an employment readiness program for youth, ages 16 to 24. Participants earn stipends while gaining transferable employment skills. Their transition team helps graduates progress into employment, internships, postsecondary education, and advanced training programs.

Participate Eligibility Requirements:

Ages 16-24 years old
Available Monday-Thursday 2p-5p and Saturday 10a-3p throughout the 10-week session.
Participate in preprogram “interview”
Desire to participate in the full 10-weeks of programming

YEP Works Program Info:

Start date 11/14 @ 2p
Location: 1604 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Program consists of classroom & hands on training in our Bike shop & Thrift store.
Earn an industry credential in Retail Industry Fundamentals
Earn a bi-weekly stipend of $8 per hour
Transportation Assistance to and from programming
Program completion will receive at least 6 months of post program transition and support services.

Link to YEP Works application:


The Earth Prize is an annual $200,000 environmental sustainability competition for 13-to-19 year old students which rewards the teams whose projects have the most potential to solve environmental problems.The Earth Prize Info here and here.


Upbeat Academy is open for Fall registration. They teach recording and production and a specialized class on Saturdays that focuses on Live Audio!

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 pm-5:15 pm
Living School:
6003 Bullard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70128
Classroom C-10
Please register with Link:

New Orleans Jazz Museum
400 Esplanade Avenue; New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

* Oct 8th & 22nd
* Nov 12 & 26th



Opportunity from TROY A. CARTER, SR. – Member of Congress > Here

Summer reading 2022-2023

Please select the appropriate link regarding your Summer Reading assignment for the 2022-2023 school year.
English II
English III
English IV

Student Fees

As per Act 240 of 2019, our student fee policy below is as follows:

Authorized Fees: none

New Harmony is a free, public, open-enrollment school and does not currently collect fees of any type for curricular or extracurricular activities. New Harmony does not require the payment of any fees in order for students to enroll, to receive their records, or to participate in curricular or co-curricular activities. No fees that are not authorized by this policy will be assessed.

Each year, recommended student supply lists will be published on the New Harmony web site and/or supplied to parents and families upon enrollment. These recommended supply lists are approved by the School Leader. The supplies listed are not required to enroll or participate, and the total cost per child will not exceed $100 per year.

Because New Harmony does not collect any fees, there is no process for requesting an economic hardship waiver, nor are there waiver criteria or an appeals process for waiver decisions. Questions about this policy may be directed to Operations Coordinator Rae Banks at

Families who have the means to do so are invited to make an annual contribution toward community engagement programming such as Leaving to Learn outings. Families may be asked to send money to school with their student on occasion to cover the cost of field trips, if they have the ability to do so; these contributions are not mandatory and no student will be prohibited from attending field trips on the basis of non-payment of field trip costs.

If a school ID is lost or damaged beyond use, the school assesses a replacement fee ($10) which can be paid to the Operations Coordinator in the main office.

Student Concerns and mandated reporter info

Student voice is a cornerstone of the New Harmony experience. We value relationships, but also know that things aren’t always perfect. Student need help navigating socially, and adults at the school are here to help. If this is an emergency, if you are in imminent danger, you or someone else has been or may be harmed, abused or threatened, please report to a staff member immediately.

Employees of New Harmony are mandated reporters. A mandated reporter is a person who, because of his or her profession, is legally required to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities. View criteria for reporting here. The DCFS toll free hotline is 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) 

Online and Outside of School Homework Assistance

You can access online homework assistance through the State Library of Louisiana by clicking here or through your local public library by clicking here.

You can also find access to free online tutoring, homework services, test prep, and more on Homework Louisiana by clicking here.