Our mission at Dolores T. Aaron Academy is to provide a positive learning environment that inspires excellence, fosters integrity, and stimulates critical thinking to support our students as they fulfill their academic and personal potential.
ReNEW Schools is reinventing education in urban New Orleans. We are actively changing the status quo with innovative ways to prepare our students for college and beyond. We are transforming the city’s lowest performing schools into rigorous, college-preparatory institutions. ReNEW Schools employs a whole-school turnaround model. Our academic philosophy is founded on one core belief: all children can learn. This belief underlies every aspect of ReNEW Schools. By implementing a strong culture that is anchored on high expectations for academics and behavior, ReNEW Schools creates an environment that motivates and compels all children to achieve. Since 2010, ReNEW Schools is proud to operate six distinct schools in New Orleans. Dolores T. Aaron, formerly Reed Elementary, saw a 32% growth in its performance score under ReNEW management. Our state-of-the-art facility opened to students in April 2013.
Travel Information

New Orelans, LA

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” - Tennessee Williams
From Google: “New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and public partying.”

Nearby Points of Interest

There are endless attractions, activities, historical sites, and tourist attractions in New Orleans - not to mention the best food and drinks in the country*
From the historic French Quarter and Jackson Square, to the Steamboat Natchez, to the cemeteries of the Garden District, to the oak trees of Audubon and City Park, to the shopping of Magazine Street, to the National WWII museum (#4 museum in the country), to the music at Preservation Hall, Tipitina’s, the House of Blues, Saenger Theater, One Eyed Jacks, Howlin Wolf, and all of Frenchman Street… There’s a lot to do. Swamp tours, plantation visits, and national parks (including Jazz - Congo Square - and Jean-Lafitte) are scattered throughout the bayou surrounding the city, as well.
It’s one of the few cities in the world that boasts “culture” as one of its top economic industries; enjoying the city simply involves eating, drinking, and wandering its streets.

Air Travel & Transportation

Land at Louis Armstrong Airport (code: MSY) - most major airlines fly to NOLA.
  • Cab from airport to the city is a flat rate of $32 for 1 or 2 people.
  • Walking is the best way to see the city from downtown.
  • Cabs are fairly abundant. Uber has recently grabbed a foothold, as well. You will need a vehicle to get from downtown to Dolores T Aaron.
  • The Streetcar is a fun, historic - albeit unreliable - option to see a limited span of the city.

Hotel Recommendations

New Orleans hosts major conferences, sporting events (Super Bowl), etc. - therefore, it has an abundance of hotels in a variety of price ranges. Staying downtown is recommended. The city is incredibly walkable if you stay in the Central Business District or French Quarter, where most hotels are located
  • Expensive/Famous
  • The Roosevelt
  • Omni Royal Orleans
  • Hotel Monteleone
  • Marriott
  • Courtyard
  • Hampton Inn
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Hilton
  • Hyatt Regency
  • International House

Driving and Parking Information

  • Park in the school parking lot if possible
  • When parking lot is full, park along the street directly in front of the school.
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.