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Newark District and Curriculum

The Newark Public School (NPS) system has made significant efforts to collaborate with educational foundations and integrate new programs to provide adequate training and preparation for their teachers to best meet the needs of their students. Following New Jersey State Standards, Newark Public Schools focuses on developing skills and preparing students for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) exam and the High School Proficiency Assessment. Upon graduation from the district, students enter the world of college or work with the tools they need to be successful and contributing members of society.

We currently cover the following Newark-area school district: Newark Public Schools.

Schools in Newark include:

Ann Street School is located at 30 Ann St, Newark, NJ 07105. Ann Street School covers Kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Ann Street School at (973) 465-4890. At Ann Street School, the administration and staff stand for high academic standards, the personal development of their students, and having respect for all people. They teach that all people can have these things, regardless of race, nationality, economic status, or ability. Their motto is to “Be respectful, be responsible, and get a good education,” and they, as previously stated, believe in applying this motto to all students in all walks of life. They strive to provide all students the educational opportunity to become familiar with functioning in a society: economically, politically, and socially. They desire their students to live a worthwhile life and they mold the students into a source of communal pride. To ensure your child is receiving the optimal amount of education, make sure to check out our information on our tutors who offer homework help.

Mt. Vernon School is located at 142 Mount Vernon Pl, Newark, NJ 07106, Mt. Vernon School covers kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Mt. Vernon School at (973) 374-2090. The vision at Mt. Vernon School is to endow all students with the power to become life-long learners through forming active partnerships with both their parents and their community. The school encourages the students to view themselves as a family, and to embrace their differences and diverse nature. Mt. Vernon School aims to be a children-centred environment for learning in which every student is capable of reaching their academic potential, and where they might develop their moral and ethical values in order to become a more responsible citizen in a democratic society. The curricula at Mt. Vernon School are comprehensive, and align themselves well with the goals of the district and common core state standards. They also believe that their students can empower each other, and take ownership over their education. Furthermore, they view parents as partners, working together to ensure that higher thinking and learning occurs in their students.

Science Park High School is located at 260 Norfolk Street, Newark, NJ 07102, Science Park High School covers grade 7 through grade 12. Contact Science Park High School at (973) 733-8689.  Science Park High School desires to encourage students, and prepare them for successful post secondary education and lifelong contributions to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). They accomplish this by employing a rigorous curriculum, punctuated with college level coursework and emphasizing interdisciplinary study. They also promote research, ethical and responsible leadership, global perspective, and service to the community in their various programs. Science Park High School aims to serve its students through a unique blend of science and humanities, which they accomplish by mandating four years of college preparatory mathematics, four years of science classes, two years of fine art, and two years of world languages. These requirements are above and beyond the state minimum requirements, just as Science Park High School’s students are above and beyond the average student in their readiness for college, preparedness to live and prosper in a modern world, and ability to think critically and solve problems.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Newark District Curriculum

For reading and writing, Newark incorporates several resources outside of the district. Through the collaboration with The Children’s Literacy Initiative and the National Urban Alliance, NPS has been awarded several grants to provide new curriculum tools and ideas for teaching reading strategies. In addition to advances with their reading education, NPS is also actively pursuing options to enhance their students’ writing capabilities.

Joining with faculty from Rugters University, Newark School District has adopted The National Writing Project to focus on improving middle school and high school students’ composition skills. Students write creatively and beginning concepts in persuasive and expository writing are introduced. They learn how to use library resources, locate and evaluate information, and the proper ways to incorporate it into their own writing.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Newark Educational News

  • Video Production Program - A video production program was created by several faculty members in the high school to promote and provide video production education. The high school students at Newark's American History High School have had the opportunity to work with faculty from William Paterson University to create film productions. Students gain experience in drafting, filming, managing a studio set and crew, and producing.
  • My Very Own Library - Newark partnered with the My Very Own Library Foundation and Scholastic Book Fairs to provide thousands of NPS students with books and access to book fairs. This is important early literacy initiative making a real difference in the education of Newark's children.
  • Breakfast After the Bell - As one of the only high schools in the state to support and offer a morning breakfast program, East Side High School has been providing breakfast for its students to enhance student achievement and performance as well as encourage an over all healthier lifestyle for students.

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About Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey is located in the seat of Essex County; Newark is relatively large, covering an area of 67.6 km^2 . Newark has a population of 285,154, and is the 70th most populous city in the United States and the largest city in New Jersey. New Jersey is one of the nation’s largest air, shipping, and rail hubs. It is also one of the oldest settlements in the United States, having been founded in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven. It is located at the mouth of the Passaic River, which gave life to the city’s large port. The Port of New Jersey today is the primary container shipping terminal and busiest seaport on the East Coast. Additionally, Newark airport was the first commercial airport managed at the municipal level in all of the United States.

Several industry leaders have their headquarters in Newark, such as Panasonic, Audible, and Manischewitz. Newark is also a very important city for higher education, as it contains the Newark campus of Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Seton Hall’s law school. Through the 19th and 20th centuries, the city saw massive population and industrial growth. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 277,140 people, 94,542 households, and 61,641 families residing in the city. The population density was 11,458.3 per square mile (4,424.1/km^2). There were 109,520 housing units at an average density of 4,528.1 per square mile (1,748.3/km^2).  In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.3 years.

The city of Newark is a perfect place for residents and tourists to spend their time outdoors or indoors to explore the history and culture that the city has to offer. Whether it is museum, or a play, the city of Newark has fun for the whole family to enjoy. Below are some attractions located in Newark that are a must visit if you are in the area.

The Newark Museum

The Newark Museum is the largest museum in the state of New Jersey. It holds collections of fine American art, decorative art, contemporary art, Asian, African, and Americas art, as well as art of the ancient world. This museum’s goal is to promote the appreciation and understanding of arts and sciences. The museum was established in 1909 at the Newark Public Library, in conjunction with numerous officials, businessman, and local collectors. In the 1920s, the museum moved into its own building. Since then, the museum has expanded several times into the nearby buildings. Until 2010, the museum even had its own small zoo with live animals! Today, the museum aims  to educate, inspire, and transform people of all ages in the regional, national, and international communities that they serve. According to their founder, a good museum, “attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, this leads to questioning, and thus promotes learning.” They keep his vision alive through their multimedia learning programs and displays. For more information, please visit their website located here.

New Jersey Performing Arts Centre

The New Jersey Performing Arts Centre begun, in 1986, as a grand plan between the then-governor, who believed that New Jersey deserved its own world class performing arts centre. It was decided that it would be located in downtown Newark, a location where they could host the world’s greatest performers, and where it would jumpstart the city’s appreciation of the fine arts. After unprecedented philanthropy on the part of individuals and companies alike, the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre began its construction in 1993, and it was finished in 1997. The celebration that followed featured such acts as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the American Ballet Theatre. Since its opening, the New Jersey Performing Arts Centre has been celebrating diversity, and leading the arts education and civic engagement events. It has also been touted as a catalyst for economic development in Newark. For more information, please visit their website here.

Interesting Facts

  • Newark is the third oldest city in the United States, surpassed only by New York City and Boston.
  • The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride, carried out by its inventor, John P. Hollard.
  • Newark is home to the Pulaski SkyWay, which connects Newark to Jersey City and was opened in 1932. The SkyWay was the first skyway highway in the United States.
  • Newark is home to the United States first commercial municipal airport.
  • Newark was the first public use of Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb.
  • The “Four Corners” intersection in downtown Newark was once the busiest intersection in the United States. The State Motor Vehicle Department ran its study in 1926.
  • The same sculptor that designed mount Rushmore also sculpted Wars of America in Military Park, erected in 1926 to honour America’s sacrifices to war.

Chalk Talk: In-House Cyber-Schools and Charter Schools

The trend towards creating more cyber schools and charter schools is once again proving to be beneficial academically for participating students as well as financially for school districts. Cyber and charter schools provide a unique environment and curriculum design for a wide range of students. They are being used in school districts across the nation for multiple purposes for a wide variety of student populations. Despite the benefits the cyber and charter schools were providing for students, the cost of enrolling a student from their home district was financially burdensome to the home public school district. Until now. Recently, a new trend has emerged with public schools designing and implementing their own cyber and charter schools, taught by in-house district teachers. By creating their own programs and moving away from contractors, school districts are saving funds by retaining their students with their new options.