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Families of incoming high school students perusing OneApp, the centralized application process for most New Orleans public charter schools, may have noticed an anomaly this year: The Delores Taylor Arthur School for Young Men.


When the city's newest high school opens its doors in Gentilly for the first time next fall, it will be the only open enrollment, public charter school in New Orleans that specifically markets to boys, according to its founder and CEO, Byron Arthur.


"We have a male-focused mission," Arthur said in a recent open house for interested families. "Boys learn and grow by crashing into things. They crash into rules, boundaries and sometimes each other ... and — most important — they often crash into ideas."


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