NOCCA Achievements

NOCCA Outstanding Student & School Achievements Over the Decades

  • 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.
  • Parochial and private school students allowed to attend NOCCA, 1980.
  • Visual Arts Faculty Frank Gross chosen as scholarship participant in national Honors Seminar for the Advancement of Art Education, 1984.
  • NOCCA featured in Louisiana Life, text by Ben Sandmel, photos by Jackson Hill, 1985.
  • Drama student Wendell Pierce selected as Presidential Scholar in the Arts, 1985.
  • The NOCCA Institute begins in earnest to provide for a professional arts training facility for NOCCA, 1987.
  • First Friends of NOCCA ‘Twilighter’ 1988.
  • Alumni including Jason Marsalis, Christian Scott, and “Big Sam" Williams all study at NOCCA, 1980-1990.
  • NOCCA on Royal Street Performance Stage, produced by the Royal Street Guild, 1989.
  • “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
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