About FCW Charter

Fannie C. Williams Charter School Snapshot

Address: 11755 Dwyer Road•New Orleans, LA 70128
Phone: 504.373.6228 Fax: 504.245.2796
Principal/CEO: Mrs. Kelly S. Batiste
CAO (Chief Academic Officer): Ms. “Terri” Williams
School District: Recovery School District (RSD)
Charter Organization: Community Leaders Advocating Student Success (C.L.A.S.S.)
Charter Type: Type 5
Board Chair: Ms. Debra Dean
Board of Directors: Candice Forest, Duane Stelly, Joseph St. Martin, Donnyette Love &
Al Edwards
Grades Served: Pre-K-8
Hours of Operation: Classes begin at 8:00 a.m., dismissal is at 3:15 p.m.

Application Process: Follows RSD OneApp enrollment process. RSD will match students to schools based on parent preference and available spaces. After application due date (March 31, 2012), contact the RSD Family Resource Centers to enroll (see page A-12 of the New Orleans Parents’ Guide to Public Schools, Spring 2012 Edition for a full explanation of the RSD OneApp process. Copies are available at FCWCS main office).

Requirements: for residents of Orleans Parish, open enrollment, no academic entrance requirements

Uniforms: required, average cost $30.00

Student Support Services: part-time school nurse, full-time social worker, counselor, speech pathologist, and reading interventionist

Special Education Model: inclusion

Transportation: private vendor yellow school bus

Breakfast/Lunch Program: breakfast is served beginning at 7:30 a.m. daily

Before and Aftercare: no before care, but aftercare provided through partnership with VIET from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Extended School Year: 4-week summer LEAP session

Weekend Classes: Saturday Warrior Academy, seven weeks during the second semester prior to LEAP and iLEAP Testing for students needing extra help toward success during testing. Sessions are 8:45 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Parent Group: Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), dues $5.00 per family per year

Arts Education: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Visual Arts. Gifted and Talented Program in the Arts Program also available

Enrichment Classes: computer literacy, physical education, vocal music, instrumental music, library skills, and Read 180

Extracurricular/Afterschool Activities: student council, marching band, flag twirlers, majorettes, dance team, gifted and talented theater and music, Cub Scouts, and karate

Team Sports: basketball (boys), cheerleading, and flag football