Einstein Charter High Sarah Reed To Celebrate Grand Opening Celebration July 29

NEW ORLEANS – Einstein Charter Schools will hold a grand opening of Einstein Charter High Sarah Towles Reed on Friday, July 29, 2016, 5316 Michoud Blvd., at 10:00 a.m. The event will include special presentations, ribbon cutting, tours and light refreshments.

         Formerly Sarah T. Reed High, Einstein Charter Schools was chosen to reopen the school by the Recovery School District in 2015. Einstein officially opened the location as Einstein Charter Middle last fall.

         “It is a privilege for Einstein to provide our students and community with a high-performing high school in Michoud,” Einstein CEO Shawn Toranto said. 

         Einstein Charter High will open in the same location on July 29 and will welcome a new class each year until the first class graduates in 2020.  Einstein Charter High will feature both a college preparatory curriculum and career and technical education including culinary arts, health sciences and engineering.

         “We are so excited at the opportunity to offer students an exceptional program geared toward college and career preparation,” Einstein Charter High Principal Tiffany Cherrie said. “With a faculty and staff committed to the success of our students, we will design college and career readiness in a way that offers students rigorous coursework and applied learning across all subjects.”

         Special guests will include Senator J.P. Morrell, Sheriff Marlin Gusman and more. The community is encouraged to attend.

          Authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board, Einstein Charter Schools operates a group of high performing, open admissions schools in New Orleans East. The Einstein Group, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, governs Einstein Charter Schools. The group recently received a $5 million High Quality Charter School Replication grant from United States Department of Education.

         Einstein also recently received the 2015 COSEBOC School Award for Excellence and Leadership in Educating Boys of Color. Einstein has been repeatedly recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a “Top Gains” and “High Performing, High Poverty” school and by the Orleans Parish School Board as a “Top Performing” school.

         Einstein has one of the most diverse student bodies in the city and the largest English Language Learner (ELL) population, with 34 percent of its students in an ELL program.

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