About Us The Jersey City Global Charter School was granted its charter on January 2012 by the Commissioner of Education of the State of New Jersey. The school is open for enrollment for 2012-2013 school year and will provide a free, academically rigorous education to students in Kindergarten through Grade 3. The school will add an additional grade level every subsequent year ultimately serving Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Our Mission The mission of the JCGCS is to ensure that all of our students achieve academic excellence, are ready for the rigors of higher education and master essential skills that prepare them for the economic, social and civic challenges of a 21st century global society.
Our Educational Program The JCGCS education program is built upon Common Core State and New Jersey Curriculum Standards and will be aligned with the state's assessment program. Core to our educational philosophy is the belief that every student is an active participant both inside and outside the classroom. Our unique way of teaching students about how the world works is to reconstruct the world inside our school.
What Makes Jersey City Global Charter School Unique? *Personalized Learning Plan for each student which will identify annual goals and academic strengths and weaknesses. Students, teachers and families will be jointly vested in ensuring that goals are successfully achieved. * Focus on inquiry-based learning, differentiated instruction, and student empowerment to encourage the the development of high-level reasoning and critical thinking skills.. * Application of learned concepts to the real world. From 3-4 pm daily, students create and manage real world systems such as businesses and government creating a miniature society within the school. * Small classeswith no more than 22 children in each classroom * Spanish classes aligned with needs of the student population * Integration of technology to support classroom instruction supplemented by a web-based system that enables parents to track their child's progress and communicate with the school * Extended school hours (4 -6 pm) to accommodate tutoring and extra-curricular activities.