NJDOE Receives 9 New Charter Proposals

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The New Jersey Department of Education received proposals for nine new charter schools late last month.  The October expedited charter application round is open to operators with a proven track record of success, according to the DOE. The applicants will know by Nov. 17 if their proposals are approved for phase two of the application process. Phase two decisions will be made by Feb. 15 for schools that may open next fall.

Below are the proposals submitted to the state in this latest round, including the grade levels to be served once the programs are fully implemented:

  • Garret Hobart Charter School (K-5), Paterson (Passaic County)
  • Nathan Barnert Charter School (K-5), Paterson (Passaic). Proposed opening: 2018
  • Philip’s Academy Charter School Paterson II (K-4), Paterson (Passaic)
  • Reacher Charter School of Clifton (K-8), Clifton and Passaic (Passaic)
  • Pierce Academy (K-5), Jersey City (Hudson)
  • Collegiate Charter School of Hillside-Irvington (K-5), Hillside and Irvington (Union and Essex)
  • Albert Einstein EnergySmart Charter School (K-5), Old Bridge (Middlesex)
  • Nikola Tesla EnergySmart Charter School (K-5), Perth Amboy (Middlesex)
  • Theresa M. Fredericks STEAM Academy (K-5), Hamilton and Trenton (Mercer)