In August 2011, People's Preparatory Charter School, a college prep high school, opened its doors to 95 ninth grade students from Newark, New Jersey. When People's Prep graduates its first class in 2015 it will serve 380 students. As one of the few 9-12 public charter high schools in Newark, People's Prep will provide parents and students with a much-needed high school option in order to help reverse and prevent cycles of academic underperformance.
Mission: Our mission is to ensure that all of its students in grades 9 through 12 achieve academic excellence, continue to develop strong character, and build a commitment to community advancement. Our core values of Intellect, Empathy and Action will be at the heart of students' daily experiences so that they are successful at the college of their choice and in life. Our Core Values: Intellect: A strongly held belief in our ability to achieve at high academic levels and develop academic passion
Empathy: A commitment to listen to others, ask thoughtful questions, and learn more about ourselves and each other
Action: A future orientation that drives our daily work and desire to improve ourselves, our school, and our community
Vision: All People's community members will work together to help reverse cycles of inadequate education, disenfranchisement, and poverty, so that our graduates enroll in and complete college and enter the work force as informed, involved citizens with resilient cores.