Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Philosophy

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.


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 the Re-Engagement Center at 201 Bergen Street to complete a paper application.


Enrollment Information Session Dates:
Information sessions take place 201 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ.

  • July 19, 2018 – 1pm
  • July 24, 2018 – 1pm
  • July 25, 2018 – 5pm
  • July 26, 2018 – 1pm
  • July 31, 2018 – 1pm
  • August 1, 2018 – 5pm
  • August 2, 2018 – 1pm

Have questions about enrolling at LEAD Charter School?Visit our Enrollment FAQ page.



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:


Learn more in person

You can visit LEAD in-person at 201 Bergen Street, Monday – Friday between 9AM and 3PM to learn more about the exciting new programs that are available! Please email info@leadcharterschool.org or call  862-772-1724 to reserve a time. Also, follow our Facebook page here

201 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ

For inquiries about LEAD Charter School, please email
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