Ivy New Orleans Leadership Academy (Ivy NOLA) is on it's way. Opening it's doors to students in 2019, Ivy NOLA will be the first tuition-free secondary school for girls in the New Orleans area. Our model focuses on educating girls through the use of culturally relevant teaching, technology integration, and leadership development. Ivy NOLA plans to fully utilize Google Apps for Education in every course and to extend learning into the home. Founded by a career educator, Ivy NOLA's model is built based on research which prove that girls who attend single sex schools are generally more self-confident, have increased leadership experiences, and are more likely to pursue advanced degrees than girls who attend coeducational schools. By creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable single-sex school, Ivy NOLA will increase the likelihood of our girls to earn a college degree and empower scholars to become confident leaders.