On July 15, the New Jersey Department of Education granted final approval for charter schools in Plainfield, Kearny, Jersey City and Paterson to open in September for the 2016-2017 school year.
Cresthaven Academy Charter will open in Plainfield with 75 kindergarten students, and grow to 300 students in grades K-3 by 2020. Hudson Arts and Science Charter will open in Kearny and Jersey City with 360 K-5 students, and is expected to grow to 540 students in grades K-8 by 2020. The third school, Philip’s Academy Charter School of Paterson, will open with 54 kindergarten students, and is expected to enroll 189 students in grades K-3 by the year 2020.
88 Charters in the State With the opening of these three schools, there will be a total of 88 charter schools operating in New Jersey, with 50,328 “authorized charter seats,” or student slots. This number reflects the recent consolidation of several charter schools operating in the same public school districts.
A full announcement is available at the New Jersey Department of Education website here.