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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.
Our vision: People’s Prep will break cycles of unequal education, inadequate opportunity, and poverty.
Our mission: People’s Prep prepares all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens.
Our Core Values
Grit: We never give up. We do whatever it takes. We find another way.
Empathy: We understand and serve the needs and feelings of others. We listen first and welcome differences of opinion. We support our teammates.
Achievement: We set ambitious goals. We focus on results. We never make excuses.
Curiosity: We are eager to learn. We explore new things. We ask questions that deepen our understanding.
Humility: We embrace our mistakes because we always have room to grow. We relentlessly seek feedback. We are grateful for our advantages and opportunities.
Enthusiasm: We choose to stay positive. We invigorate others. We go all in, all the time.