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Mission and Vision

The mission of EQA Schools is to provide ALL 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. Its schools and programs 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.


We believe that we learn best when we are in a community where adults and students respect, support and challenge each other.


We believe that we are each unique individuals with agency and responsibility for our own learning and achievement.


We believe we can achieve amazing things when we hold each other accountable for ambitious levels of growth.


We believe that when we act generously toward ourselves and others, we build a better world.