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.
02/06/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
  Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA) EQA is a New Orleans nonprofit with the mission of Providing struggling students with the skills, confidence and experiences to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice. The organization currently runs three alternative high schools: The NET:Central City, The NET:Gentilly, and the NET: East / New Orleans Accelerated High School; and a middle school: The Bridge for students who have dropped out of, been expelled from, or who have otherwise struggled in a traditional school setting.   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.   The Bridge Middle School Program launched in August 2019 to serve 7th and 8th grade students during their expulsion terms....
02/02/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
Special Education Teacher (Full time, Certification Required) Position Description About the Organization 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 currently runs three high schools, The NET: Central City, The NET: East and The NET: Gentilly, and a middle school program, The Bridge. EQA also partners with YEP to offer a Hiset program (formerly GED) as well an all virtual option. This role would be supporting learners with exceptionalities in both the Hiset and virtual programs. Position Summary This position is a unique opportunity to work intensively...
01/23/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
The NET: Central City Charter High School The NET: Central City is an alternative high school for students who have dropped out of, been expelled from, or who have otherwise struggled in a traditional school setting.  Students at The NET participate in intensive, individualized academic, social, and behavioral supports, earn a high school diploma, and complete rigorous internships with area employers. Our students leave school with the skills, confidence, and experiences necessary to succeed in the career and education paths of their choice. The NET: Central City is the founding campus of EQA Schools, and is located in the heart of Central City on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. All EQA schools 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. The NET: Central City...
01/20/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
The Bridge Middle School Program Middle School Teacher Job Description Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA) EQA is a New Orleans nonprofit with the mission of Providing struggling students with the skills, confidence and experiences to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice. The organization currently runs three alternative high schools: The NET:Central City, The NET:Gentilly and New Orleans Accelerated High School for students who have dropped out of, been expelled from, or who have otherwise struggled in a traditional school setting.   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. The Bridge Middle School Program Our middle school program, launched...
01/20/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
Classroom Counselor: Job Description Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA) EQA is a New Orleans nonprofit with the mission of Providing struggling students with the skills, confidence and experiences to succeed in the education and career paths of their choice. The organization currently runs two alternative high schools: The NET:Central City and The NET:Gentilly for students who have dropped out of, been expelled from, or who have otherwise struggled in a traditional school setting.  A third high school, NOAH, will open in 2020 as a merger with ReNEW Accelerated High School. 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. The Bridge Middle School Program launched in August 2019 to serve 7th and...
01/18/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
Position Summary The YEP Educates HiSET en Español Instructor is a multi-talented and energetic individual who provides quality assessment, instruction and academic guidance to out-of-school youth and adults ages 16 and older. The YEP Educates HiSET en Español Instructor will be based at either the YEP Educates across main learning center or its satellite center and may be asked to work flexibly between locations. The primary role of the YEP Educates HiSET en Español Instructor will be to develop and implement a HiSET en Español curriculum for adult learners. HiSET en Español classes prepare students to take and pass the HISET exam, which is the terminal exam to earn a high school equivalency diploma. As a member of a dynamic and responsive instructional team, the YEP Educates HiSET en Español Instructor will also be expected to teach some HiSET preparation classes in English to primarily English speaking students. The instructor will work closely with and have the support of...
01/12/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
  Chief Financial Officer   (Full Time, MBA or CPA Required) Position Description   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, The 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...
01/12/2023
Educators for Quality Alternatives (EQA Schools)
  Academic Dean  (Full Time, Certification Preferred) Position Description     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, The 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...