IHSNO Teachers offer homework help after school via office hours. Please email your teacher for more information regarding homework help. The State Library of Louisiana offers online homework assistance at http://homeworkla.org/.
Mandatory Uniform Policy
All students must adhere to the mandatory school uniform daily.
Student dress reflects his/her attitude toward school and class work. Students are expected to be neat, clean, and
fully dressed at all times. This policy permits students to wear a royal blue IHSNO Polo (white for seniors), appropriate fitting khaki pants, socks and a belt.
Counselors, social worker and nurse
The mission of the IHSNO Student Support Team is to provide all students with a comprehensive school counseling program that encourages the highest level of student achievement through individual growth in academic, career, and personal/social domains. In partnership with teachers, administrators, parents and our community, the school counselors will aim to help all students to be successful lifelong learners and productive, compassionate global citizens.
The 9th and 10th Grade Counselor, Ms. Denise James, helps students plan a challenging course schedule and advises students on how to achieve their goals. She has information on which tests students should take and how to get on the right track for careers and individual goals that interest the student.
The 11th and 12th Grade Counselor, Ms. Marty D’Aunoy assists students in planning the last 2 years of their high school career and educates students and parents about the many post-secondary options available to them. Through many years of experience in the college guidance field and the exclusive use of Naviance/Family Connection, a comprehensive college guidance software program, she strives to match students to appropriate schools based upon interests, ability and academic record.
Our Social Worker, Mrs. Rosara Ortiz-Riley, provides comprehensive social work services to students, parents, and the school. The social worker promotes regular school attendance of students through on-going attendance monitoring at school, counseling with students and their parents, and consulting with school personnel regarding the effectiveness of the school’s attendance incentive plan.
Our School Nurse, Mrs. Olivia Todaro, RN, provides health services to our students according to their specific needs. She also advises students on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how to avoid common illnesses that impede their progress in school. Our nurse is trained in first aid care should the need arise and will refer students to the proper medical professional in case of emergencies.
College & Career
Because applying to college is an important milestone in high school, the college counseling program is a personalized and supportive one, designed to help each student navigate what is involved in the college search and application process.
Students research colleges to meet their academic, social, and economic needs with the goal of finding places where they can invest themselves both academically and personally. The college counselors guide and prepare students by providing help in their college planning. This includes assistance with researching and selecting colleges; preparing their applications, including resume and essay writing; completing financial aid (FAFSA) and scholarship applications; registering for ACT and SAT tests; and, in general, providing the framework for a successful senior year as a backbone for a rewarding college experience.