Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)

About EQA Schools

Mission and Vision

The mission of EQA Schools is to provide struggling students with the skills, confidence, and experiences necessary to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice.  EQA programs are built on the belief that alternative schools should not punish or "fix" young people; they should be vibrant, flexible, and restorative environments that support students in being their best selves. 

EQA serves students aged 12 – 21 through a year-round curriculum. True to the moniker, the schools are designed to meet students where they are, provide them with academic, career, and life training, and raise their own, their families’, and society’s expectations of their abilities and their future prospects.

Students at our high school campuses earn Louisiana High School Diplomas and complete professional internships which help them start their careers.

Hear what our students say about EQA Schools here.

Belonging

We believe that we learn best when we are in a community where adults and students respect, support and challenge each other.

Independence

We believe that we are each unique individuals with agency and responsibility for our own learning and achievement.

Mastery

We believe we can achieve amazing things when we hold each other accountable for ambitious levels of growth.

Generosity

We believe that when we act generously toward ourselves and others, we build a better world.

Why build a career at EQA Schools?

  • Advance justice: be a part of ensuring that there are equitable opportunities for every young person in New Orleans so that, regardless of their challenges, they can leverage their unique brilliance for a great life.
  • Realize your vision: have the time and space to give students the attention they deserve and the tailored supports they need to thrive.
  • Work with like-minded colleagues: join a talented and aligned staff dedicated to the mission of supporting the city’s brightest and most vulnerable young people in an innovative, individualized, restorative and rigorous environment.
  • Develop your skillfulness and build your career: work with leaders who understand this work is complex and provide continual coaching and actively support individual’s interests and careers within the organization.
07/10/2024
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
Educators for Quality Alternatives EQA serves students who have dropped out, been expelled from, or have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional settings and are looking for an accelerated path to graduation. There are three high school campuses, The NET: Central City which opened in 2011, The NET: Gentilly which opened in 2017, and a third high school campus, New Orleans Accelerated High School (NOAH), which opened in 2020 as a merger with ReNEW Accelerated High School. Students at the high schools earn a high school diploma and participate in internships, career counseling, and career training in various fields including construction, medical, and digital media.  EQA also serves middle school students through The Bridge Middle School, a therapeutic program for 7th and 8th grade struggling students. For all settings, our goal is that our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience necessary to succeed in the...
06/22/2024
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
  High School Mathematics Teacher (Full time, Certification Preferred) Position Description   Educators for Quality Alternatives operates alternative schools in New Orleans serving students who have dropped out, been expelled, or otherwise have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional school settings. Our students leave school with the skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in the career and education paths of their choice. EQA runs three high schools: The NET: Central City, The NET: Gentilly, and The NET:East.  EQA also runs a therapeutic middle school program, The Bridge, and a childcare center for students’ infants and toddlers, The NEST.     Position Summary: As an EQA Teacher, you have a tremendous impact on the growth and success of some of the city’s brightest and most vulnerable young people. Teachers build rigorous curriculum and inclusive classroom cultures that meet...
05/31/2024
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA) EQA serves students who have dropped out, been expelled from, or have struggled academically or behaviorally in traditional settings and are looking for an accelerated path to graduation. There are three high school campuses, The NET: Central City which opened in 2011, The NET: Gentilly which opened in 2017, and a third high school campus, NET: East / New Orleans Accelerated High School (NOAH), which opened in 2020 as a merger with ReNEW Accelerated High School. Students at the high schools earn a high school diploma and participate in internships, career counseling, and career training in various fields including construction, medical, and digital media.  EQA also serves middle school students through The Bridge Middle School, a therapeutic program for 7th and 8th grade struggling students. For all settings, our goal is that our students leave school with the skills, confidence and experience necessary...