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Pride Academy Charter School

East Orange, NJ | http://www.prideacs.org/
Joined in January 2021

About Us

Pride Academy is a community-based, tuition-free charter school with a record of excellence and success. Celebrating our 13th year, we are dedicated to serving middle school students in grades 5-8 from Newark, East Orange and Orange at our campus located in East Orange, NJ.  


Our School Mission is:

“Pride Academy Charter School endeavors to ignite success in middle school students of all abilities through a curriculum rooted in the values of peace, respect, integrity, determination, and empathy. By establishing a community dedicated to academic achievement, mastery of fundamental skills, positive leadership, and active service, Pride Academy Charter School strives to embolden its students to harness their own power to shape their futures and the world.”

At Pride Academy Charter School we believe that student success is directly related to the ability of a school to establish a deliberate and sustainable culture in which all members of the community are dedicated to a common set of core beliefs:

·        Students of all abilities will thrive in a peaceful learning community that values respect, integrity, determination, and empathy for others.

·        Within all students lies the power to shape their own future by making positive choices today.

·        By serving individual academic needs through a cohesive skill-centered curriculum, untapped student potential will be realized.

·        Through critical examination and active response to challenges facing our community, students are best able to comprehend the interconnectedness of life and the power of the individual.

·        By deliberately honoring accomplishments while continuously setting new challenges, students gain the courage, confidence, and competencies needed to take academic and leadership risks.

·        Adults teach students with their actions. All members of our school community --administration, faculty, and parents -- must live and embody the values that the school seeks to instill in its students.

·        A culture which prizes goal-setting, positive choices, and perseverance will equip students with the skills and mindset needed to seize future educational opportunities.

·        By questioning, seeking, understanding, and responding, all members of our school community will be active participants in the lifelong learning cycle essential for growth.

Pride Academy is a community-based, tuition-free charter school with a record of excellence and success. Celebrating our 13th year, we are dedicated to serving middle school students in grades 5-8 from Newark, East Orange and Orange at our…

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