The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) received 16 requests to open new charter schools during its latest round of applications.
The latest round of charter school applicants will be notified in May if they can advance to the next stage of the process, which will require a more comprehensive application to be submitted. Those applicants will learn in the fall whether they’ve received initial charter approval, with a school opening date set for the 2018-19 academic year.
Below is a list of proposed schools, including the grade levels and maximum number of students each could serve once its programs were built out. Collectively, the 16 applications represent 6,246 new charter seats, though the state typically does not approve all the requests.
- M.C. Adams, Public Charter School for Boys (Paterson, Passaic County): grades 4-7; 400 students.
- Achievers Early College Preparatory Charter School (Trenton, Mercer County): grades 6-9; 400 students.
- The Bloomfield Conservatory Charter School (Bloomfield, Essex County): grades 6-8; 240 students.
- The East Orange Conservatory Charter School (East Orange, Essex County): grades 6-8; 240 students.
- Middlesex County STEM Charter School (Perth Amboy, Middlesex County): grades K-5; 360 students.
- Universal Business Academy Regional Charter School (Englewood, Hackensack and Teaneck, Bergen County): grades 6-8; 312 students.
- Developmental and Relationship Based Children’s Academy Charter School (Lakewood, Ocean County): grades K-8; 108 students.
- The Legacy Charter School of the Arts and Humanities (Willingboro, Burlington County): grades 6-12; 210 students.
- The Frederick Douglass Charter School for Boys (Atlantic City, Atlantic County): grades K-5; 360 students.
- The Rock Charter School (Newark, Essex County): grades 3-8; 300 students.
- Excel Charter School (Jersey City and Newark, Hudson and Essex counties): grades 9-12; 200 students.
- College Achieve Burlington Charter School (Pemberton, Burlington County): pre-K to grade 9; 996 students.
- College Achieve Jersey City Charter School (Jersey City and Bayonne, Hudson County): pre-K to grade 9; 1,000 students.
- Global Learning Charter School (Paterson, Passaic County): grades K-5; 360 students.
- The Paterson Dual Language Public Charter School (Paterson, Passaic County): grades K-4; 300 students.
- Prestigious Charter School (Jersey City, Hudson County): grades K-5; 460 students.