Welcome to Lead Charter SchoolEducating our Future Leaders
Our innovative model reengages young people via active participation in rigorous and relevant content and standards-driven, competency-based instruction aligned with emerging market demands.
LEAD Charter School is the most innovative, supportive and successful high school in Newark. It is designed to look, feel and operate radically differently from traditional high schools.
The LEAD philosophy is grounded in our partner agency Youth Build Newark’s (YBN) twelve years of experience in improving educational outcomes for off-track youth.
The LEAD model is guided by the following principles:
An integrated combination of academic, nonacademic and community supports are imperative to OA/UC student success
Content and instruction must be rigorous and personalized to accelerate learning
High quality teachers and student services staff are essential to OA/UC student achievement
OA/UC students must be active drivers of their own learning
OA/UC students must be able to make connections between classroom instruction and real-world applications
OA/UC students must be afforded constant opportunities for leadership development.
Our approach to learning involves three primary components:
A rigorous education program comprised of cross-curricular content that builds upon student assets, addresses their deficits, and accelerates learning. Knowledge gained in the classroom is supported by real-world applications via career and technical education (CTE), internships/apprenticeships, community service, and opportunities for leadership development.
An approach to student supports based on effective case management practices and designed to empower students to solve their life challenges and emergent circumstances.
A school culture that promotes a safe and nurturing learning environment, and recognizes student and staff success is grounded in the development and maintenance of within/cross-group relationships.
ENROLL at LEAD
Families may apply to LEAD Charter School in two ways:
Completing an online application by clicking the link below.
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Families can visit either the Re-Engagement Center at 201 Bergen Street or Youth Build Newark at 571 Central Avenue to complete a paper application. The application period for 2017-2018 is now open. Applications are being accepted until May 30th.
Lead Charter School is currently looking for highly effective teachers of all core academic contents, social workers and advocate counselors. For full position details and to apply, click on the link below: