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Newsletter Regarding COVID-19 – March 18, 2020

Dear People’s Prep Families, Since our last update, we have reached a point of unprecedented disruption to our business as usual. This week, Governor Murphy issued an Executive Order mandating the statewide closure of all public schools in the state. New Jersey has also announced a statewide curfew and movement restrictions to encourage social distancing. With such sweeping changes…Read More

Another Update Regarding Our Response to COVID-19

Dear People’s Prep Families, We hope that this update finds you and your loved ones in good health. In order to do our part to protect our school community as well as our local, state, and national community, People’s Prep is joining dozens of districts in making the decision to postpone school. People’s Prep will…Read More

Update Regarding COVID-19 from People’s Prep

The health and well-being of our students and staff is front of mind for People’s Prep’s Board, Administrative and Operations Teams.Read More

Update Regarding COVID-19

The health and well-being of our students and staff is front of mind for People’s Prep’s Board, Administrative and Operations Teams. While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the general US public remains low, we are being proactive in our measures to ensure that students, staff, and visitors to our building are in a healthy and safe environment.Read More

People’s Prep Renewed!

With great pride, gratitude, and joy, we write to share the news that People’s Prep has been fully renewed by the NJ Commissioner of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education! This marks our second full renewal and puts us on a path towards becoming a community high school that not only changes lives…Read More

Announcing New Strategic Partnerships with Key Newark Institutions

People’s Prep, Newark’s only independent public charter high school, announced today that a series of the city’s key anchor institutions, including the Abbott Leadership Institute, Minuteman Press, the New Community Corporation, and others, have joined the school’s unique internship program. Since the school’s inception in 2011, the initiative has provided its students with valuable off-campus…Read More

New Initiatives Focused On College Preparedness

As members of New Jersey’s public charter school community congregates in the City of Newark today for its annual New Jersey Charter Schools Conference, Newark’s only independent public charter high school announced today a series of newly developed initiatives aimed to provide some of the most disadvantaged students in the district with valuable enrichment programs….Read More

People’s Prep students celebrate college acceptance night

Newark, NJ—The students of People’s Preparatory Charter School celebrated and announced their college choices Wednesday and many gained awards for their personal successes. At the event at Rutgers-Newark Robeson Campus Center, school staff told stories of students doubling up on classes as needed, a cellist heading to Penn State, students advocating for themselves, artists emerging,…Read More

After my dad died, my mentors were key to my academic success – and growing up

Growing up and becoming a man is a challenge for any teenage boy, and no one can do it alone. I was born at Beth Israel and have lived in Newark my whole life. Any child in our city is aware of the unique challenges we face — whether it be the lack of equity…Read More

Program helps Newark students envision themselves in college

 Students at People’s Preparatory Charter School in Newark are getting on buses to visit different colleges and universities in the tri-state area. It’s something they do a couple times a year. “My brother, he didn’t go to college, so I want to be the first one to go to college out of my family,”…Read More