Registered Nonpublic Schools (Not Seeking State Approval)

Louisiana families and schools also have the option of educating children at a Registered Nonpublic School (Not Seeking State Approval).

Please note that the collection of information on Registered Nonpublic Schools by the Louisiana Department of Education does not serve as approval of a Home Study Program for enrolled students, does not make students eligible for Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarships, and does not serve as confirmation that students are meeting compulsory attendance laws. The Department cannot confirm whether students attending Registered Nonpublic Schools are meeting compulsory attendance and as to whether these organizations meet the statutory definition of a school set forth in R.S. 17:236.
 
Additionally, in accordance with R.S. 17:221.3, for every student who has withdrawn from a public school during a given school year, as well as for a student who had attended a public school at the end of the previous school year, the parent or guardian must provide written notification directly to the public school that each student had attended immediately prior to enrollment. Such written notification may include a written request for a student's transcript if such transcript request occurs after the student has been accepted for enrollment. Such written notification shall occur within ten days of the enrollment of such student.
 
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact either Sue.Millican@la.gov or the Department's toll free number at 1.877.453.2721.


New online Registration System

Families and schools may now use a simple, user-friendly online registration system to submit their nonpublic school registration. This new system will allow a registered nonpublic school to complete their registration online instead of submitting a registration letter. 

Once the registered nonpublic completes the online form, they will receive an automatic registration confirmation via e-mail.  A similar system will also be available for families wishing to submit a Home Study Application.

Register a Nonpublic School

Families and Schools MAY LEARN MORE ABOut this new online system by reviewing the following resources: