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Camden, NJ 08105

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(856) 365 1000

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Camden, NJ 08105

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FAQ

Camden’s Promise Charter School was the 2nd Camden charter school to open in 1998 with just 100 students in 6th grade. It has grown to enroll approximately 2300 students and is the largest network of charter schools in the city of Camden.

Incorporated in 2011, the network consists of four schools: Katz-Dalsey Academy, Camden’s Pride, Camden’s Promise and Camden Academy High. In 2016, Camden’s Charter School Network merged all four schools to become one entity: Camden’s Promise Charter School, grades K – 12.”

A charter school is a public school that operates as its own Local Education Agency (LEA) under a charter granted by the Commissioner. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is the sole charter school authorizer in New Jersey.

The NJDOE authorizes charter schools consistent with national best practice in charter school authorizing*, offering school operators autonomy and opportunities for innovation in exchange for accountability for student outcomes.

Camden’s Charter School Network is the largest network of charter schools in the city of Camden, as well as home to the second oldest charters in Camden. Incorporated in 2011, the network consists of four schools: Katz-Dalsey Academy, Camden’s Pride, Camden’s Promise and Camden Academy High. .In 2016, Camden’s Charter School Network merged all four schools to become one entity: Camden’s Promise Charter School, grades K – 12.

Enrollment begins with an online application which can be found by clicking here.

Our commitment to the city of Camden is closely tied to our dedication to developing a sense of social justice in our students. This is brought to life through the hours of service our students provide to our city, which is evident in our community. We model a culture of collaboration, accountability, and open communication, which guides students to meet our expectations.

Yes.  100% of Camden’s Charter School Network’s teachers are NJ certified.

Yes, buses are provided. Bus stops can be found on the website “Student/Parent” tab under the transportation session.

· Safe environment from Grades Pre-K through 12

· Technology-based learning with a chromebook for every child

· Before, After-School, and Summer programs

· Free transportation and food service programs

· Competitive music, art, swim and athletic programs

· College prep focus including Advanced Placement (AP) courses

· 100% college placement with alumni all over the country

Pre-K requires the prospective student to be 3 years of age by October 1st of the designated school year.  For your current lottery application, your son or daughter would need to be 3 years of age by October 1st, 2019.

Charter schools receive funding directly from the school districts that send children to the charter school, based on a formula of either 90% of the program budget per pupil for the specific grade level in the district or 90% of the maximum “thorough and efficient amount”. The sending district also distributes to the charter any additional aid provided by state and federal governments for low-income, special needs, and Limited English Proficient children. Charter schools also may receive private grants and donations.

Having children leave a district school to attend a charter school generally does not reduce costs for the district, which must continue educating the remaining students.  To offset the funds that must be sent to a charter school, a district may either cut programs and staff or increase local property taxes.

– In 2016, 2014 and 2010, Camden Academy Charter High School was awarded the bronze medal as part of the U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings.

– Camden Academy currently has a 4-year graduation rate of 98% and a 5-year graduation rate of 100%.

– In 2013, Camden Academy out-scored all New Jersey charters schools in math and language arts literacy on the HSPA.

– Camden’s Promise currently ranks #1 in test scores among public schools and charter schools within the city.

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– In 2013, approximately 85% of Camden’s Promise students scored “Proficient” or
“Advanced Proficient”  on the math portion of NJASK.

– In 2014, 94% of Camden Academy graduates attended post-secondary school.