Saturday, July 28, 2012

9 New NJ Charter Schools Scheduled to Open in Sept. 2012- Total now 86; new NJ Charter Performance Frameworks Announced

On July 16, 2012, the New Jersey Department of Education approved 9 charter schools to open in September, bringing the total number of charter schools in New Jersey to 86. In addition, the Department continues to improve oversight and accountability for charter schools by instituting new Performance Frameworks that will set clear expectations for charter school performance and will serve as the basis for school evaluation, monitoring, and intervention. Another 13 schools were granted a planning year during which those schools will continue to develop the academic and operational components of the school, which are crucial to ensuring that it will be successful when it opens the following year. Another 10 schools were not granted a planning year and will not receive a final charter because they failed to demonstrate sufficient progress towards readiness.

The list of schools and their final status is as follows:

Charter Schools Granted Final Approval
City Invincible Charter SchoolCamden
Knowledge A to Z Charter SchoolCamden
Thomas Edison Energy Charter SchoolFranklin Township
Beloved Charter SchoolJersey City
Merit Preparatory of Newark Charter SchoolNewark
Newark PrepNewark
Paulo Freire Charter SchoolNewark
100 LegacyNewark
Benjamin BannekerWillingboro
Charter Schools Granted a Planning Year
Atlantic City Community Charter SchoolAtlantic City
Charter School for Global LeadershipCamden

Camden Community Charter SchoolCamden

Hope Community Charter SchoolCamden City

Excellence Charter SchoolCamden City
New Jersey Virtual Charter SchoolCamden
Perth Amboy
Arete Charter SchoolEast Orang
Jersey City Global Charter SchoolJersey City
Forest Hill Charter SchoolNewark
NJ Virtual Academy Charter SchoolNewark
Trenton Scholars Charter SchoolTrenton
Merit Prepartory of Trenton Charter SchoolTrenton City
Compass Academy Charter SchoolVineland
Charter Schools Denied Final Approval
Regis Academy Charter SchoolCherry Hill
DREAM Prep AcademyJersey City
Promise CS for ExcellenceLinden
Lillie Mae Jenkins Charter SchoolNewark
New Day Charter HSNewark
Spirit PrepNewark
Bright HorizonsPenns Grove
Princeton International Academy Charter SchoolS. Brunswick
Shalom Academy Charter SchoolTeaneck
Willingboro Academy Charter SchoolWillingboro