Counseling department

Welcome to the NOMMA Counseling Department!  To the right are course catalog and grade level course selection forms.  Click on the accordion sections below to view links and resources on each topic.


8th Grade:   Carrie Beal -
9th Grade:   Justin Schneider -
10th Grade: Ashlie Gray -
11th Grade: Ana Giron -
12th Grade: A'Rean Williams -


LOSFA’s Louisiana Award System is an online tool that allows students, family members, and counselors to:

  • Track TOPS and TOPS Tech eligibility
  • Store an individual graduation plan

 My Life My Way and LOSFA’s Unlock My Future are online career planning tools that help students:

  • Explore and assess career interests
  • Align academic and career goals

 Star Jobs (will open in a new tab) is a searchable database of Louisiana-specific career and employer information that connects students to Louisiana career opportunities that are high-demand and align to career interests.  


Check out NOMMA's list of scholarships here. These are updated weekly with local opportunities!

Below are more resources for scholarships:

Outside Program Opportunities

Check out NOMMA's list of outside program opportunities for your cadet here. These include summer programs as well as school-year opportunities for academic advancement.

ACT Test Prep

College Research

Financial Aid 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available for completion on October 1st, 2019. Don’t wait until the last minute. Get your financial aid application done as soon as possible! FAFSA Completion is a graduation requirement.

Step 1: Create your student & parent FSA IDs at 

  • Student & parent will each need an FSA ID user name and password which serves as your electronic signature on the FAFSA. If the parent already has one, please do not create another one. You will have to use the same FSA ID for each student. 

Step 2: Complete your FAFSA at

  • The FAFSA is FREE. Never pay to apply. Please select the 2020-2021 FAFSA. 

If you have problems, please contact:

  • LELA's Help Line at 844-GOFAFSA
  • FAFSA's Online Chat Help
  • FAFSA's Help Line at 1-800-4FED-AID

TOPS Scholarship Info

NOMMA staff does not determine eligibility for TOPS scholarships, nor can we confirm scholarship amounts. Check out the following resources to learn more:


NOMMA offers two high school diploma types approved by the LDOE: TOPS University Diploma and Jumpstart TOPS Tech Career Diploma. Each parent and cadet must chose a diploma type as well as a pathway by the end of their 10th grade year.

Jumpstart TOPS Tech Career Diploma 

This diploma type is Louisiana's Career and Technical Education Program, which prepares cadets to secure a high-wage job AND attend a technical or community college after graduation.  Each cadet will earn an industry-based certification by the time they graduate! To learn more about Louisiana's Jumpstart Diploma, click here.

Jumpstart Graduation Requirements

TOPS University Diploma

 The TOPS University Diploma offers cadets the necessary curriculum to prepare them to attend a four year college or university after graduation. Foreign language and art are requirements with this diploma type. 

TOPS University Graduation Requirements


All cadets at NOMMA must also choose a career pathway in addition to their diploma type. NOMMA offers 4 pathways from which to chooseCyber Engineering, Maritime, Digital Media and Microenterprise. To learn more about the pathways NOMMA offers, check out our Jumpstart Pathway Flyer Each pathway offers the ability to earn an industry-based credential by graduation!

  • Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800-448-3000  - a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide. 
  • TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist via text message. Text START to 678678
  • National Youth Crisis Hotline:  (800) 442-HOPE (4673)
  • The New Orleans Family Justice Center offers a 24-hour crisis line for domestic abuse victims at 504-866-9554. The daytime line during business hours is 504-592-4005. The center also provides free counseling, legal and advocacy services on site.
  • Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text Hello to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

In case of an emergency, always call 911



The New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy (NOMMA) is a Type 2 charter high school serving students in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. NOMMA is dedicated to the education of high school students, no matter their background or previous school experience. Students at NOMMA study in a focused, college preparatory environment guided by a team of teachers and retired military instructors who bring unparalleled experience to the classroom.