Homeschooling in New Jersey

SUPPORT GROUPS
Atlantic Learning Network
http://atlanticlearning.tripod.com/
The Atlantic Learning Network is based in Atlantic County, New Jersey. We gather home schoolers in this area for regular activities and support meetings.

Believers' Home Education Community
Email: BHECcontact@gmail.com
http://bhec.shorturl.com/
We are a Christian group, whose main purpose is to encourage current and potential homeschooling parents in their homeschooling endeavors.

BRIGHT Co-op
Email: njrutters@optonline.net
http://www.homeschool-life.com/nj/BRIGHTcoop/
BRIGHT - Believers Rallied In Groups Homeschooling Together. We're a homeschool cooperative located in New Jersey's Middlesex County, organized to provide home education families an opportunity to enrich or supplement their children's academic curriculum and social experience within the context of a Christian-based group.

Calvary Chapel Old Bridge Home Education Group, CCOB-HEG
Email: estevez7@gmail.com
http://homeschool-life.com/nj/ccobheg/
Calvary Chapel Old Bridge Home Education Group (CCOB-HEG) believes that God has given to parents the primary responsibility to raise and educate their children.

Catholic Homeschool Association with Papal Loyalty Educating Together, CHAPLET
Email: Membership@chaplet.org
http://www.chaplet.org/
CHAPLET is a group of Catholic Homeschoolers located in Southern NJ. We seek to support one another in prayer and community through educational, spiritual and social activities. If you are searching for solid, traditional Catholic homeschooling families, this is the place to be!

Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey, CHNJ
Email: jmmcbandz@juno.com
http://chnj.brinkster.net
Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey is a coalition of Catholic homeschool support groups throughout the state.

Christian Homeschoolers of Union County, C.H.U.C.
https://www.homeschool-life.com/nj/CHUC
Christian Homeschoolers of Union County was founded in 1989 to provide support to homeschooling families living in the Union County, New Jersey area. We have a current membership of 50 families, including some from other counties.

Crossway Community Home Learners
http://clepprep.tripod.com/crosswaycommunity/
This homeschool support group is based in southern NJ, USA. Join us for friendship, online support, field trips, info. on local learning cooperatives, group classes, activities, information and resources for the entire Christian homeschool family!

Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers in New Jersey, ENOCH
Email: president@enochnj.org
http://www.enochnj.org
ENOCH (Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers of New Jersey) is a organization which consists of like-minded christians dedicated to observe the Biblical commands of Deuteronomy 6:4-10, Proverbs 22:6 and Ephesians 6:4.

Fireside Academy Community Co-op for Homeschoolers
Email: firesideacademy@gmail.com
http://www.homeschool-life.com/pa/firesideacademy/
The Fireside Academy Community Co-op for Homeschoolers is unique, not-for-profit organization, offering support and encouragement to parents who are teaching their children at home through traditional and cyber-education methods. Our website and free on-line newsletter keep families informed of upcoming events and opportunities for families of Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania, as well as western New Jersey.

Gloucester County Christian Homeschoolers Association
http://www.gcchsa.org/
The Gloucester County Christian Home Schoolers Association is an association of Christian parents who have chosen to educate our children at home, believing that this is our biblical responsibility. The purpose of the GCCHSA is to provide information, support, encouragement, activities, sports, field trips, and annual testing (IOWA tests) to enhance the education of our children.

Green Valley Homeschool Cooperative of New Jersey
Email: janetcostello@verizon.net
http://greenvalleyhomeschoolers.com/
Green Valley is a welcoming, inclusive and cooperative community of families participating in home education via diverse philosophical, religious, or spiritual approaches. This includes support for homeschooling parents, socialization for children and adults, in a non-sectarian, cooperative structure that offers a variety of activities and a sense of community.

H.E.A.R.T.S.
Email: admin@H-E-A-R-T-S.org
http://www.h-e-a-r-t-s.org
COMMUNITY SERVICE IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: H.E.A.R.T.S.' goal is to unite and coordinate a diverse and inclusive group of home educating and non-home educating families – to provide service to our communities while increasing public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of home education - through our combined service, outreach, and public relations efforts.

Holy Family Homeschool Group
Email: pcgirl333@yahoo.com
http://holyfamilyhsgroup.yolasite.com/
We are located in the Toms River NJ area. Our group of Catholic children meet once a month to work on projects, exchange ideas, help with local community needs and plan social events and field trips.

Homeschool Bands of Southern New Jersey
Email: info@homeschoolband.org
http://homeschoolband.org/
The Homeschool Bands of South Jersey (HSBSNJ), founded in 1998, are comprised of homeschooled students ranging in age from 10 - 18. Based on the commitment to help students grow musically, we offer three separate bands adapted to fit their ability. HSBSNJ offers woodwind, brass and percussion instrumental instruction from beginner through advanced levels as well as a recorder ensemble for younger students.

Homeschool Support Network
Email: hsn@homeschoolsupport.org
http://www.homeschoolsupport.org/
Our organization is a non-profit, multi-denominational, member-run network committed to the support and promotion of homeschooling families in Mercer County and the surrounding areas.

Kids Homeschool Network, KHN
Email: kidshomeschoolnetwork@hotmail.com
http://www.kidshomeschoolnetwork.com/
The Kids Homeschool Network (KHN) is a homeschool co-op in Hunterdon County, NJ. KHN meets every Thursday and offers a variety of opportunities for homeschoolers to learn and grow educationally and socially.

LIGHT Fellowship
Email: karen@lightfellowship.org
http://www.lightfellowship.org/
LIGHT - Loving Instruction in Godly Homes. We, as a home-educating fellowship, desire to provide information, prayer support, encouragement, and socialization to families who are committed to the Biblical principles of home education (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).

Living Water Home Educators
Email: lwhenews@lwhe.org
http://www.lwhe.org/
Living Water Home Educators, founded in 1993 with only three families, is a Christian-based homeschool support group to now approximately 100+ homeschooling families in the Burlington County area of NJ!

New Jersey Homeschool Association, NJHA
Email: info@jerseyhomeschool.net
http://jerseyhomeschool.net/
New Jersey Homeschool Association exists to protect the homeschooling freedoms of all New Jersey citizens and to maintain a favorable homeschooling climate in the state.

The New Jersey Unschooling Collective
http://www.meetup.com/NJ-Unschooling-Collective/
This collaborative group is for the whole unschooling family to come together and plan outings, trips, adventures, gathering, celebrations and to just generally hang out.

NJ Homeschool Hangout
http://www.meetup.com/NJHomeschoolHangout/
Meet other families in NJ taking responsibility for educating their children by using resources in the home and community. Our members are from NJ, NY, and CT but we are mainly based in Northern NJ. We have meetups all throughout NJ and the surrounding area. Most meetups take place in North Jersey but some of our meetup locations will be in Central and Southern NJ and also NY, CT, and PA.

NJ Homeschool Sports Association
http://njhomeschoolsports.tripod.com/
This website was designed to provide you with important contact information concerning homeschool sports in NJ and to share the success of our various teams. The resources here are for both parents AND coaches.

North Jersey Home Schoolers Association
http://www.homeschool-life.com/nj/njhsa/
he North Jersey Home Schoolers Association, Inc (NJHSA) is a Christian organization of local home school support groups (LSGs). NJHSA exists for the purpose of providing encouragement, support and aid to home schooling families in the northern counties of New Jersey; providing an environment in which Christ-centered education may flourish; promoting home education; and laboring to secure the God-given right and responsibility of parents to direct the education of their children.

Skyland Homeschooling Community
Email: shannonentin@gmail.com
http://shannonentin.com/SHC/
Skylands Homeschooling Community (SHC) is a support and activity group for homeschooling families in the New Jersey Skylands area -- Hunterdon, Warren, Morris & Sussex Counties. Our mission is to give our children and ourselves the opportunity to share ideas, friendships and educational activities.

Somerset County Christian Homeschoolers
Email: info@njhomeschoolers.org
http://njhomeschoolers.org/
SCCH, formerly known as the Somerset County Christian Parent Educators Association (SCCPEA), is a Christian homeschool support group serving the greater Somerset County area. It is made up of families who recognize that the education and nurture of their children in all phases of life is the God-given responsibility of the parents.

Sussex County Christian Home Schoolers, Inc.
Email: SCCHS99@yahoo.com
http://scchs.nac.net/
Sussex County Christian Home Schoolers, Inc. (SCCHS, Inc.) is a non-profit group of Christian home schoolers who live in Sussex County, New Jersey and surrounding areas.

Tri-State Homeschool Network
Email: tristatepres@verizon.net
Email: tristatevicepres@yahoo.com
http://www.tristatehomeschoolnetwork.org
Tri-State Home School Network is an organization that was formed in December 1986 to promote homeschooling and to provide support to the families that homeschool. Fieldtrips, monthly meetings, moms' meetings and extracurricular clubs are some of the support services we provide.

The Tutor
http://www.thetutornj.com/
The Tutor is owned and operated by Rose Sias who is a leader in the homeschool movement in New Jersey.

Unschoolers Network
Email: UnNet@unschooling.org
http://www.unschooling.org/UnNet
The Unschoolers Network is an inclusive New Jersey support group that has been helping homeschoolers since 1977. It serves as an information clearing house, provides a newsletter, and hosts an annual conference/curriculum fair.


EMAIL LISTS
Atlantic Learning Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AtlanticLearningNetwork
Our Network is a HOME-SCHOOLING group (not based upon any one religion) with hopes of gathering parents and children from ALL walks of life for friendships and support in the Atlantic County area of NJ.

The Autumn Oak
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AutumnOak/
Waldorf Inspired Homeschooling in Central New Jersey.

Bergen Rockland Homeschooler Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BergenRocklandHomeschoolers/
We are a diverse group of homeschooling families who live in or near Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland County, NY. Our goal is to provide a vehicle for local homeschooling families to connect with each other and create educational and social activities for our children in the Bergen/Rockland area.

Brain Candy for Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/braincandynj
Brain Candy is a way for homeschoolers in the southern NJ and tri-state area to share information of interest to other homeschoolers. Educational opportunities, field trips, contests, clubs and curriculum are just some of the things that may be posted in order to bless other homeschoolers!

Butterflies In The Wind
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/butterfliesinthewind/
Butterflies in the Wind is an ecletic group of homeschoolers in and near Bergen County, New Jersey. We range from unschoolers to school at home and anywhere in between.

Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey, CHNJ
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHNJ
Owned and operated by Catholic Homeschoolers of New Jersey, the CHNJ Yahoo! list is a networking, support & discussion list open to ALL practicing Catholic homeschoolers anywhere in NJ, whether homeschooling independently or as members of local and/or national groups.

Central New Jersey High School Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/centralnjhshs/
This is an email discussion group for high school homeschooling parents, to share information relating to educational/extracurricular/vocational events for high school homeschoolers in and around Central New Jersey.

CHAPLET
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CHAPLETHS/
CHAPLET is a Roman Catholic homeschool support group in Camden and Burlington Counties, New Jersey.

CNJ Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cnjhomeschoolers
This is a discussion group exclusively for Muslim women that homeschool or who are interested in homeschooling and reside in the Central New Jersey area. It is our hope that this group will serve as support,encouragement, and guidance for all of its members.

DEClassical Home Educators Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DEClassicalHomeEducatorsNetwork
We are an all-inclusive Classical home educators support group for families Classically educating their children in the Wilmington-Elkton-Philadelphia area; and extending out to N Delaware, NE Maryland, SW New Jersey, and SE Pennsylvania area.

DE Preschool to Homeschool
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DEpreschooltohomeschool
We are an all-inclusive home educators support group for families thinking about homeschooling their preschool or younger children in the Wilmington-Elkton-Philadelphia area; and extending out to N Delaware, NE Maryland, SW New Jersey, and SE Pennsylvania area.

E-Cubed
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/e_cubed/
E-Cubed: Experience, Explore, Educate is a group for eclectic teen homeschooling families in central New Jersey. We are an inclusive group and charge no fees for membership. We provide opportunities for teens to engage in teen-led group projects and activities, and for teen families to network for learning, social, and support activities.

Families Reaching for an Eclectic Education, F.R.E.E.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/free_revisited
Welcome to the re-formation of F.R.E.E. (Families Reaching for an Eclectic Education). This is an open, secular, inclusive homeschooling network with members located in NW NJ, mostly Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties. It is meant to be a place to meet others in a more local way, find out what's going on, & get more localized support in general.

Gifted Homeschooling NJ
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/giftedhsnj/
This group is for families homeschooling gifted children in New Jersey.

Greater Essex County Homeschoolers--NJ
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gecho_nj
Welcome to the Email Loop/Yahoo Group of the Greater Essex County Homeschool Organization. We are a diverse group of homeschooling families who live in or near Essex County New Jersey. Our aim is to provide a way for homeschoolers to connect with other local families; and to share resources, information and ideas specific to Northern New Jersey (and beyond).

Green Valley Homeschool Cooperative
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/green_scene/ A welcoming, inclusive and cooperative community of families participating in home education via diverse philosophical, religious, or spiritual approaches. This includes support for HomeSchooling parents, socialization for children and adults, in a non-sectarian, cooperative structure that offers a variety of activities and a sense of community. We are located in central New Jersey.

Homeschoolers Central NJ
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolersCentralNJ
This group offers support to homeschooling families in Central NJ. It is only open to families who homeschool. We are not affilated with any religious denomination. We are open to all homeschoolers.

Homeschoolers of Ocean County
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolersofOC
This list is being created so those of us in the Ocean County area (especially in the Northern parts of the County in or near Toms River area where it seems the hs population is less due to lack of hs groups) can find one another and learn from each other.

Homeschool Jersey City Hoboken
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeschoolJerseyCityHoboken
This is a newer group that has formed in Jersey City and Hoboken for families who are homeschooling children of any age. We are building a supportive community and to have face to face activities together and an opportunity for homeschooled children to meet each.

Hudson Valley Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hudson_valley_unschoolers/
This is an email networking/discussion list for a support group of families who live in the general Lower Hudson Valley region of the New York/Northern New Jersey area and are already fully committed to the idea of unschooling.

Kids Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KidsHomeschoolNetwork
Kids Homeschool Network is a New Jersey homeschooling group.

The Learning Community of Bergen & Rockland Counties, TLC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TLC_Bergen_Rockland
The Learning Community (TLC) of Bergen and Rockland Counties is a very active support and activity group for families who are homeschooling in Bergen County NJ, Rockland County NY, and the surrounding areas.

Learning With Family
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KidsHomeschoolNetwork
Welcome Homeschoolers - particularly in the NY Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), but all Homeschooling families and people very involved in their children's lives and learning are welcome!

Living Water Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LWHE/
This group was created exclusively for members of LWHE, a Christian-based homeschool support group serving families in the Burlington County area of New Jersey.

New Egypt Homeschooler Support Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewEgyptHomeschoolers
We are a Homeschool support group for New Egypt, NJ and surrounding areas such as Jackson, Millstone, Wrightstown, Hamilton, North Hanover, Columbus, Browns Mills, East Windor and other areas. This group is for all homeschool families and parents in our area who are currently homeschooling or are interested in homeschooling.

New Jersey Homeschool Book Swap
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewEgyptHomeschoolers
If you are a New Jersey homeschool family and would like to sell your used books and curriculum, videos, CD's, clothes or other items that would be of use to other homeschooling families, you may do so here. This group is restricted only to homeschooling families who are currently living in New Jersey.

New Jersey Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NewEgyptHomeschoolers
This list is open to anyone homeschooling in New Jersey. Let this be a forum for supporting one another, sharing ideas and questions, events, information, etc., WITHOUT religious references.

New Jersey INCLUSIVE Homeschoolers, NJIHS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJIHS
This is a place for homeschoolers to connect, give support, exchange ideas and news, and to join forces for projects that will help our communities - while promoting acceptance and support of homeschooling. Everyone is Welcome -- though messages will focus on the North Jersey (Morris/Sussex/Warren County) area.

New Jersey Vegan Families Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJVF_Homeschoolers/
Connecting ethical vegan families for support, friendship and fun all over NJ! If you are considering ANY form of homeschooling or unschooling *or* are actively homeschooling your child/ren now and would like to discuss relevant topics and ideas for vegan families in NJ, please join us here.

NJ Homeschool 98201
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJ_Homeschool_98201/
Isn't that the zip code of Everett, Washington? Why yes, it is! It's also a group of Northern New Jersey homeschooling families with kids born roughly from "1998 to 2001." Open to all, including homeschool veterans, newbies, and lookers. Monthly meetings near Paramus, NJ, with more fun to follow!

NJ Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJ_Homeschoolers/
Open to all New Jersey homeschoolers, we are an eclectic group who embrace diversity. All people, regardless of religion, race or creed, are welcome to join.

NJ Homeschoolers Discussion & Event List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njloop
The NJLoop is open to all homeschoolers in NJ for discussing homeschooling, sharing homeschooling experiences, and posting announcements of events and activities for homeschoolers.

NJ Homeschool Sports Association
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/NJHomeschoolSports/
Welcome to the NJ Homeschool Sports Association. This group has been established to share updates about the development of a homeschool sports league in New Jersey.

NJ Unschooling Conference
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJUC/
This is a place to participate in planning, share resources and ideas, volunteer, collaborate, commiserate, and enjoy the ride. We welcome unschoolers from all over the world here- you don't have to be from New Jersey to join us at the conference.

NJ Unschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJ-Unschoolers/
We are all believers in gentle and respectful parenting and attempt to live by those ideals even if we sometimes fall short (we’ve all had one of those days!). Other than that we're all pretty different.

Northeast New Jersey Homeschooling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NE-NJ-Homeschooling
This list is for announcing homeschooling events, meetings, activities, new groups, etc, in Northeast New Jersey. Anyone who wants to is welcome to submit an announcement for any events, groups, parties, playdates, etc in the northeast NJ area.

North New Jersey Jewish Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NNJJewishHomeschoolers/
This new group is to provide opportunities for Jewish Homeschooling Families and children to get together. We live in northern New Jersey or the surrounding areas. We may meet for a Purim or Hanukah party or for no reason at all. This list is intended to be a venue for planning and announcing activities, providing information and for support.

Ocean Grown Life Learners
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oglifelearners/
We are a community of homeschoolers based in eastern Monmouth County, New Jersey. We draw families from (but not limited to)Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Our goal is to provide fun child lead social activities.

Teens, Tweens & Company of Northern NJ, TTCofNNJ
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TTCofNNJ
Teens, Tweens, & Company of Northern NJ - Several of us were looking for older activities aimed at middle/high schoolers. We have now started a network aimed at teens and their siblings. We try to engage all of the children, but are particularly focused on the older ones, who, many times, get lost in the shuffle.

Tri-County Homeschool Association
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TCHSA/
This group is open to homeschool parents throughout New Jersey, but concentrating on uniting homeschoolers in the North Jersey tri-county area; Bergen, Passaic & Essex counties.

Tri-State Homeschoolers Depot
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tri-statehomeschoolersdepot/
This is a Homeschool Support and Sharing Group, serving the tri-state area of Northeast Pa., Northern New Jersey and New York.

Tri-State Homeschool Network
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Tri-StateHomeschoolNetwork
Tri-State Homeschool Network is a support group that serves the northern Delaware, northeastern Maryland, southwestern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania region.

West Jersey Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WestJerseyHomeschoolers/
WestJerseyHomeschoolers is a email list for Homeschooling Parents in West New Jersey - specifically Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties.

Woolwich Area Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WoolwichAreaHomeSchoolers/
NJ, New Jersey, Woolwich, Swedesboro, Pennsville, Woodstown, Mantua, Kingsway, Gloucester county, Salem County, homeschool, homeschoolers, NJ. Our group aims to connect homeschoolers in Gloucester and Salem Counties. Our goal is to offer support, latest news and local homeschooler events in the area.


Academy Charter High School
1725 Main Street
Lake Como, NJ, 07719
Phone: (732) 681-8377
Fax: (732) 681-8375
E-Mail: mckinley@academycharterhs.org
http://www.academycharterhs.org/
Academy Charter High School is a free public high school for residents of Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken, and Lake Como. A college preparatory curriculum which exceeds New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards, Academy Charter High School provides for a nontraditional design in which the school is a community with the child as the main focus.

Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School
53 Lincoln Park
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 297-1275
Fax: (973) 297-1120
Email: info@alscs.org
http://www.alscs.org/
The mission of the Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School is to ensure that young people in Newark reach their highest educational potential through a standards based curriculum; a school culture of achievement and a continuous improvement; and a nurturing environment - all of which will enable our students to become Newark's future leaders and core professionals.

Bergen Arts and Science Charter School
200 MacArthur Ave
Garfield, NJ, 07026
Phone: (973) 253-0002
Fax: (973) 253-0110
http://www.bergencharter.org/
Bergen Arts and Science Charter School is a charter school located in Bergen County. It was opened in September, 2006. Students entered the Kindergarten through 5th grades in the first year; with one additional grade being added in each of the following years, until it serves Kindergarten through grade 8, completing the grades for elementary and middle school.

Burch Charter School of Excellence
100 Linden Ave
Irvington, New Jersey 07111
Main Office: (973) 373-3223
Fax: (973) 373-3228
Email: bcse@burchcharterschool.org
http://www.burchcharterschool.org/
Burch Charter School of Excellence (BCSE) was founded with the mission to enable students to reach their intellectual and personal potential. In partnership with families and the community, the School will work with integrity and respect to realize the shared vision of enabling students to become life-long learners and effective contributors to society.

Camden's Charter School Network
879 Beideman Avenue
Camden, NJ 08105
Phone: (856) 365-1000
http://www.promiseacademycharter.org/
The Camden’s Charter School Network was founded to provide an educational opportunity for Camden’s youth in a city where violence and educational dropout are routine daily occurrences. In 1998 Camden’s Promise first opened its doors for the children of Camden for the middle school level child. Since that time Camden’s Academy has graduated five classes of seniors with a 90% college admissions rate. These graduates of Camden Academy have successfully gone on to colleges and universities throughout the country. The newest school, Camden’s Pride Elementary, opened its doors in 2008.

Central Jersey Arts Charter School
35 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 753-0030
Fax: (908) 753-0032
E-Mail: sconey@cjacsarts.org
http://www.cjacsarts.org/
The mission of The Central Jersey Arts Charter School is to instill in the children of Plainfield a desire to learn and to grow academically and socially. The arts will be used as a vehicle to inspire and engage children. The arts will also serve as an avenue through which all students will have the opportunity to incorporate and to synthesize material learned to provide them with critical thinking skills to manage situations both in and outside the classroom.

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School
17 School House Rd.
Somerset , NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 302-9991
Fax: (732) 302-9992
E-Mail: info@njcollegeprep.org
http://www.njcollegeprep.org/
The Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) is a nonsectarian public school for young men and women from grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the CJCP is to fully prepare students to carry the torch of knowledge, freedom, and prosperity that has been passed down from generation to generation. The CJCP will be a small, structured school, with 336 students attending at full enrollment.

Charter Tech High School for the Performing Arts
413 New Road
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Phone: (609) 926-7694
Fax: (609) 926-8472
E-Mail: jstrigh@chartertech.org
http://www.chartertech.org/
A publicly funded high school for the Performing Arts and Technology. A free school of choice we offer students the opportunity to explore and expand their passion for the arts while using the most current and professional technology available. Students are required to take a full compliment of college preparatory courses in our academic program to prepare them for college and beyond. Surf our webpage; our school may be just the experience you are looking for as a high school option.

Community Charter School of Paterson
75 Spruce St.
Paterson, NJ 07501-1720
Phone: (973) 413-2057
Fax: (973) 345-7623
http://ccsp.org/
As a charter school, CCSP is an independent public school governed by a 7-member Board of Trustees consisting of parents, community members, and representatives of New Jersey Community Development Corporation. Our small class sizes, dedicated teachers and administrators, and our commitment to student achievement make CCSP a special place. We also feature a strong focus on connection to the community and ensuring that everyone at CCSP is an advocate for our students and families.

D.U.E. Season Charter School
1000 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd floor
Camden, New Jersey 08104
Phone: 856-225-0511
Fax: 856-668-2196
Email: info@dueseasoncharterschool.org
http://www.dueseasoncharterschool.org/
D.U.E. Season Charter School is a K-8 public school of choice that primarily serves students residing in Camden, NJ. We believe the children of Camden are not "at risk" but rather "at potential." We pride ourselves in providing a supportive environment permeated with protective factors that create the platform to effect learning and character development.

ECO Charter School
817 Carpenter Street
Bridgeview Complex
Camden, NJ
(856) 963-2627
info@ecocharterschool.org
http://www.ecocharterschool.org/
We are the Environment Community Opportunity (ECO) Charter School... where emerging minds develop strong roots, achieving academic excellence through rigor, relevance and reflection. ECO Charter School serves students from Camden, NJ in grades K through 5. We employ a rigorous, standards-based curriculum modeled on the EIC (using the Environment as an Integrating Context for learning) framework to help our students become adept learners, community leaders and environmental stewards.

East Orange Community Charter School
99 Washington Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
Phone: (973) 996-0400
http://www.theeoccs.org/
The Mission of East Orange Community Charter School is to promote excellence by providing all students with hands on, active learning experiences through "back to basics" activities that allow spontaneity, creativity, and innovation.

Elysian Charter School of Hoboken
301 Garden Street (entrance on Third Street)
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 876-0102
Fax: (201) 876-9576
Email: office@ecsnj.org
http://www.ecsnj.org/
As a public school, Elysian Charter does not charge tuition. Our school is open to all children on a space-available basis, with admission preference being given to siblings and then to students who reside in Hoboken.

Emily Fisher Charter School
Admin. Building
171 Division St.,
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 609-656-1444, Opt. 1
High School
31 Chancery Ln,
Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 609-656-1444, Opt. 2
Middle School
544 Chestnut Street,
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 609-656-1444, Opt. 3
Copeland Center
520 Chestnut St.
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 609-656-1444, Opt. 4
http://www.emilyfisher.org/
Emily Fisher Charter School of Advanced Studies is committed to providing a child-centered education of superior quality. Enrolling students in Grades 5 to 12, our objective is educating the whole child, while fostering intellectual, creative, social and physical development.

Englewood on the Palisades Charter School
65 West Demarest Ave
Englewood, NJ 07631
Phone: 201-569-9765
Fax: 201-568-9576
Email: charterschool@netzero.net
http://www.epcs.ws/
Englewood on The Palisades Charter School will provide a nurturing, caring, child-centered, constructivist learning community modeling skills and habits necessary for attaining a high degree of achievement in our increasingly complex, interdependent global society.

Foundation Academy Charter School
333 South Broad Street
Trenton NJ, 08608
Phone: (609) 920-9200
Fax: (609) 920-9205
info@foundationacademy.org
http://www.foundationacademy.org/
Foundation Academy is an independent, "No Excuses" college preparatory middle school in Trenton, New Jersey. We opened in August 2007, currently serve 200 students in grades 5-8 and plan to expand to grades K-12 over the next decade. Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation's finest high schools and colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

Freedom Academy Charter School
1400 Collings Road
Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 962-0766
Fax: 856-962-0769
Email: tdavis@freedomacademycharter.org
http://www.freedomacademycharter.org/
Freedom Academy is a college-preparatory public school for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. At Freedom Academy Charter School, we strive to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and character of the children of Camden City and the surrounding area, guaranteeing them the skills to perform in competitive high schools and colleges, and help our students become positive, powerful, and productive citizens.

Galloway Community Charter School
112 South New York Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
Phone: 609-652-7118
Fax: 609-652-3640
Email: dnataloni@gccscharterschool.org
http://www.gccscharterschool.org/
At Galloway Community Charter School, we see and appreciate the individuality of each of our students and foster the type of education that allows them to think and succeed on their own, not struggle against a grade point or a student who learns differently than they do. We like to say that our students are not consumers of knowledge, but producers of knowledge. That’s the gift of Galloway Community Charter School.

The Golden Door Charter School
180 9th Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: 201-795-4400
Fax: 201-795-3308
http://www.goldendoorschool.org/
The goal of the Golden Door Charter School is to prepare a growing number of students for a lifetime of learning as productive citizens in the technological age by training them how to communicate and listen effectively, think critically, solve problems, act responsibly, value their accomplishments, and achieve a high level of academic excellence.

The Gray Charter School
55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Main Office: (973) 824-6661
Fax: (973) 824-2296
Email: graychartersch@aol.com
http://www.graycharterschool.com/
The Gray Charter School's mission is to provide its diverse student body the best possible education by focusing on the fundamental academic disciplines in an atmosphere that affirms academic acheivements, and in so doing, to offer the community true choice in public education.

Greater Brunswick Charter School
429 Joyce Kilmer Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: 732.448.1052
Fax: (732) 448.1055
Email: info@greaterbrunswick.org
http://greaterbrunswick.org/
Greater Brunswick Charter School is a free, independent public school developed by area parents and educators in 1998 in accordance with New Jersey 's charter school law. It serves 293 children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Participating families come from three resident districts-- New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Edison -- plus 12 other school districts in Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties.

Greater Newark Charter School
72 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.242.3543
Fax: 973.242.5792
http://www.greaternewarkcharterschool.org/
At Greater Newark Charter School, we believe all students must possess ambitious academic and aspirational dreams to be successful in life. We will enhance all students' feeling of self-worth, pride in themselves, their achievements, their communities and the kind of leaders they dream of becoming while encouraging them to be committed to being agents of change within their Newark community and beyond.

Hatikvah International Academy Charter School
367 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: 732-640-5850
Fax: 732-917-7555
Email: Info@hatikvahcharterschool.com
http://www.hatikvahcharterschool.com/
Hatikvah International Academy Charter School is a dual-language public charter school in East Brunswick, NJ, that serves grades K–2. The school will add a grade each year until it is a K-8 school. Kindergarten is offered as a full-day program.

The Hoboken Charter School
Lower and Middle School
713 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-963-0222
Fax: 201-963-0880
info@hobokencs.org
High School
4th & Garden Streets, 4th floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: 201-963-3280
Fax: 201-963-0695
info@hobokencs.org
http://www.hobokencs.org/
The Hoboken Charter School is a K-12 community of learners that seeks to develop the academic, artistic, personal and civic growth of all its members through its commitment to service learning and learner-centered education. The mission of the Hoboken Charter School reflects our belief that a successful educational experience can only take place when attention is given to the development of the whole child -- a break with the traditional concept of schooling.

The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School, HoLa
123 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 427-1458
info@holahboken.org
http://holahoboken.org/
The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) is an exciting new dual language charter school that opened its doors to students in grades K-2 in September 2010 (a grade will be added each year until the school reaches K-5). HoLa offers a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English to children of all language backgrounds.

Hope Academy Charter School
601 Grand Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: (732) 988-4227
Fax: (732) 988-9125
http://www.hopeacademycs.org/
The mission of the Hope Academy Charter School is to provide a holistic education for all of our students in a safe and nurturing environment.

International Charter School of Trenton
105 Grand Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: (609) 394 3111
Fax: (609) 394 3116
Email: info@internationalcs.org
http://www.internationalcs.org/
Our time together is short-only180 days of each year, and it matters that we stay close. Children learn from everyone. By staying close, whether talking on the phone or face to face, we can help ICST students learn all they can before they move on to middle school. Our goal is to be sure our students learn what is expected at each grade level.

Jersey City Community Charter School
128 Danforth Avenue
Jersey City, NJ, 07305
Phone: (201) 433-2288
Fax: (201) 433-5803
Email: cgoldston@jcccsonline.org
http://www.jcccsravens.org/
The mission of Jersey City Community Charter School (JCCCS) is to provide each student with innovative learning experiences that develop positive intellectual, social and physical outcomes. JCCCS is focused on promoting self-directed, lifelong learning skills and to facilitate the student’s ability to make responsible decisions. Further, the school is committed to implement a learning environment that addresses the full range of student’s alternative learning styles.

Lady Liberty Charter School
23 Pennsylvania Ave
Newark, NJ 07114
Phone: 973-623-9005
Fax: 973-623-4088
http://www.llacs.org/
The Lady Liberty Academy faculty is dedicated to a mission that calls on teachers to grow and empower students to create and fulfill their dreams: "To have all children be active learners who participate in constructing knowledge and understanding; and provide them with the necessary resources and learning opportunities so they can transform their thoughts into concrete tools that can be used to shape and control their environment."

LEAP Academy University Charter School
Upper - High School (7-12)
549 Cooper Street
Camden NJ 08102
Phone: (856)614-0400
Lower -Elementary School (K-6)
639 Cooper Street, Camden NJ 08102
Phone: (856)614-5600
http://www.leapacademycharter.org/
The Leadership, Education, and Partnership (LEAP) Academy University Charter School is a Preschool–12 public charter school in Camden, NJ that is dedicated to creating opportunities and improving conditions for the children and families of the city.

Learning Community Charter School
2495 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Phone: 201-332-0900
Fax: 201-332-4981
Email: brittin-bleakley@lccsnj.org
http://www.lccsnj.org/
Learning Community Charter School (LCCS) is a charter school, or independent public school, licensed and directly accountable to the NJ Department of Education. As a public school, LCCS is bound by New Jersey educational law. As a charter school, LCCS may establish its own policies within the parameters set by state law.

Liberty Academy Charter School
211 Sherman Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07307
Phone: 201-217-6771
http://www.libertyacademy.org/
Liberty Academy Charter School was chartered and begun in 1999 and was recently renewed for five years. It is located at 211 Sherman Avenue in Jersey City, NJ 07307. The facility is the former St. Paul of the Cross Grammar School. The charter authorized enrollment for 300 students in grades K-8; there are two classes per grade level. The class size is approximately seventeen students. Coincidentally, the school draws its pupils solely from Hudson County.

Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School, Inc.
18 Heller Parkway, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973) 484-9004
Email: someone@microsoft.com
http://www.mvrogerscharter.org/
The Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School staff and community are dedicated to the belief that from elementary through the middle school youth, if provided with a mixture of individual attention from caring adults and competent professionals, a technology based approach to a curriculum based on the New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Standards and non-traditional individualized instructional plans, can attain or surpass the levels of proficiency required by the State’s Assessment Program.

Marion P. Thomas Charter School
370 South 7th Street
Newark, NJ, 07103-2047
Phone: (973) 792-0060
Fax: (973) 792-0066
E-Mail: jgamble@mptcs.org
http://www.mptcs.org/
Marion P. Thomas Charter School (MPTCS) received its charter in 1998 and opened in 1999 with 60 students in grades K-2. MPTCS was conceived by a group of committed Newark community activists and parents, under the direction of the late Rev. Dr. Charles E. Thomas, pastor emeritus of The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.

Newark Educators' Community Charter School
17 - 19 Crawford St.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-732-3848
Fax: (973) 732-3847
Email: d.drayton@newarkeducators.org
http://newarkeducators.org/
Our mission is to create a rigorous learning community that supports the academic, social and personal growth of children and the ongoing professional growth of educators. Our school will be a place where culture, community, and professional knowledge come together to support student and teacher learning.

Newark Legacy Charter School
460 Lyons Avenue.
Newark, NJ
Phone: 973.642.7000
Email: info@newarklegacy.org
www.newarklegacy.org
Newark Legacy Charter School is grounded in the belief that all children, regardless of background, deserve to have access to a high-quality public education that will enable them to thrive in demanding high schools and colleges, and ultimately become the masters of their own destinies.

New Horizons Community Charter School
5-59 Hayes St.
Newark NJ 07103
Phone: 973.848.0400
Fax: 973.596.0984
http://nhccschool.sharpschool.com/
The New Horizons Community Charter School was founded on the simple convictions that a first-rate education is the birth right of every individual, that all children can learn, and that every child should be challenged to reach his or her full potential. Academically New Horizons is an effective alternative to traditional public education in Newark. In comparison to the Newark public school system, New Horizons offers smaller class sizes, longer school days and a longer school year.

North Star Academy Charter School of Newark
Downtown Campus [Main Office, Middle School, High School]
10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-642-0101
Fax: 973-642-5800
Clinton Hill Campus [Middle School]
600 Clinton Ave.
Newark, NJ 07108
Phone: 973-484-2221
Fax: 973-484-2311
Vailsburg Campus
24 Hazelwood Ave.
Newark, NJ 07106
Vailsburg Elementary School
Phone: 973-373-8150
Fax: 973-373-8482
Vailsburg Middle School
Phone: 973-286-6940
Fax: 973-286-6941
Elementary School II
Phone:973-286-6942
Fax: 973-286-6943
Email: info@northstaracademy.org
www.northstaracademy.org
Oceanside Charter School
1750 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ, 08401
Phone: (609) 348-3485
Fax: (609) 348-5951
Email: jmiddleton@oceansidecharter.com
http://www.oceansidecharter.com/
The Oceanside Charter School mission is to create an environment that enables all children to reach their maximum potential in a school that is clean, safe, and equipped with the necessary technological, curricular, and human resources needed to facilitate effective learning. The children will be nurtured emotionally and challenged intellectually in order to produce respected, productive citizens.

Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology
276 Wabash Ave.
Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: 973-247-0600
Fax: 973-247-9924
Email: info@pcsst.org
http://www.pcsst.org/
The Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology is defined by the broad themes of child – directed learning in the vein of constructivism; parental and community involvement.

PleasanTech Academy Charter School
PleasanTech Academy
535 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Pleasantville, New Jersey 08232
Phone: (609)-383-1717
Fax: (609)-484-1085
PleasanTech Academy 2
700 Black Horse Pike
Pleasantville, New Jersey 08232
Phone: (609)-383-1717
Fax: (609) 407-6614
http://www.pleasantech.com/
It is our belief that all children can learn and with proper guidance will learn. It is our desire to see children reach their full potential. We do not deal only with the academic lives of our children, but we want to impact the whole child by teaching them how to be successful in all aspects of their lives. Our success as a school is not measured by test scores, but rather in the lives of our students. We want to enable our students to become lifelong learners.

The Queen City Academy Charter School
815 West 7th Street
Plainfield, NJ 07063
Phone: 908-753-4700
Fax: 908-753-4816
http://www.queencity.edu/
Through independent and collaborative learning, we help your child develop: self-esteem, self-discipline, emotional independence, respect for the environment, responsibility, respect for everyone, and academic independence.

Red Bank Charter School
58 Oakland St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-450-2092
Fax: 732-936-1923
Email: info@redbankcharterschool.com
http://www.redbankcharterschool.com/
The Red Bank Charter School is a K-8 public school serving 162 Red Bank children. A lottery is held each year in January for openings in Kindergarten and for the waiting lists in grades 1-8. Interested Red Bank families need to complete an application to qualify for an opening. No other criteria are required for admission.

Ridge and Valley Charter School
1234 Route 94
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Phone: (908) 362-1114
Fax: (908) 362-6680
Email: office@ridgeandvalley.org
http://www.ridgeandvalley.org/
Ridge and Valley Charter School is a tuition-free public elementary school in Northern Warren County for children in the K-8 age group. The school is based on themes of Earth literacy, sustainability, experiential outdoor education and child-centered learning. Enrollment is open to any child in New Jersey, with preference for students from the school's sending districts of Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, Knowlton and North Warren Regional.

Riverbank Charter School of Excellence
1300 Hornberger Avenue
Roebling, New Jersey 08554
Phone: 1-609-499-4321
Fax: 1-609-447-0350
Email: riverbankcharterschool@yahoo.com
http://www.riverbank.charter.k12.nj.us/
The mission of Riverbank Charter School of Excellence is to provide students with opportunities to develop their intellectual, emotional, and social potential through the implementation of a dynamic curriculum that fosters learning through a cooperative effort involving home, school, and community.

Robert Treat Academy Charter School
NORTH Campus
443 Clifton Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104-1339
Phone: (973) 482-8811
Fax: (973) 482-7681
CENTRAL Campus
180 William Street
Newark, NJ 07103-3004
http://www.roberttreatacademy.org/
Robert Treat Academy Charter School is committed to providing a high-quality education to our diverse student body. We achieve our goals through a challenging curriculum, quality teachers, and an atmosphere that emphasizes communication and cooperation between our staff and our parents. Together, these elements create a safe and engaging learning environment in which all students can excel.

Soaring Heights Charter School
1 Romar Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Phone: 201-434-4800
Email: soaringheights07302@yahoo.com
http://www.soaringheightscharterschool.com/
Soaring Heights Charter School is to prepare a growing number of students for a lifetime of learning as productive citizens in the technological age by training them how to communicate and listen effectively, think critically, solve problems, act responsibly, value their accomplishments, and achieve a high level of academic excellence.

State of New Jersey, Department of Education's Approved Charter School List
http://www.nj.gov/cgi-bin/education/charter/...

Sussex County Charter School for Technology
385 North Church Road
Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone: 973 383-3250
Fax: 973 383-2901
Email: jeckel@sussexcharter.org
http://www.sussexcharter.org/
In partnership with the community, the Sussex County Charter School for Technology is committed to educational excellence and guarantees challenging learning opportunities for all students to become lifelong learners and productive and responsible members of society.

Trenton Community Charter School
363 W State St.
Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 609-394-0068
http://www.trentoncommunitycharterschool.org/
TCCS inspires our students to become lifelong learners by preparing them with the 21st century skills necessary to become significant contributors to the Trenton Community and the greater global community. Trenton Community Charter School believes that all children can succeed in an academically rigorous and supportive environment.

Union TEAMS Charter School
515 West Fourth Street
Plainfield, NJ, 07060
Phone: (908) 754-9043
Fax: (908) 754-7790
Email: exec.dir@ucteams.org
http://www.ucteams.org/
The Union County TEAMS Charter School for Technology, Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics and Science is a small learning community where all students achieve high academic standards by using the built environment as a learning laboratory.
Unity Charter School
1 Evergreen Place
Morris Township, NJ 07960
Phone: 973.292.1808
Fax: 973.267.9288
http://www.unity-nj.org/
Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade in Morristown and surrounding communities in New Jersey.

University Heights Charter School
74 Hartford St
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: 973-623-1965
Email: thughes@uhcs-newark.org
http://www.uhcs-newark.org/
The mission of University Heights Charter School is to develop in each student in grades K-4 the character, scholarship, and leadership necessary for success in life, college, and community. Our theory of change to educational excellence in Newark rests on our core beliefs which lead to our key school features and desired outcomes.

The Village Charter School
101 Sullivan Way
Trenton, New Jersey 08628
Phone: 609-695-0110
http://www.villagecharter.org/
The Village Charter School offers a high-quality program that provides a nurturing environment for the children of the Trenton area. The school opened in September 1999 and graduated its first eighth grade class in spring 2006.

Vineland Public Charter School
610 East Montrose Street
Vineland , NJ 08360
Phone: 856-691-1004
Fax 856-691-1005
Email: info@MillvillePublicCharterSchool.org
http://www.vinelandpubliccharterschool.org/
Providing a nurturing, supportive, creative and actively engaging environment.

Visions Academy Charter High School
88-108 Shipman Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 230-0605
Fax: (973) 642-4982
http://visionsacademy.org/
Students Achieving Success as a part of a Global Community.


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