|White|| 1% |
|Black|| 84% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 13% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 48.1% |
|Male|| 51.9% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 95% |
|Students with disabilities|| 14% |
|English learners|| 3% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 13% ||49|
|1st Grade|| 19% ||75|
|2nd Grade|| 19% ||75|
|3rd Grade|| 11% ||44|
|4th Grade|| 13% ||52|
|5th Grade|| 7% ||29|
|6th Grade|| 7% ||29|
|7th Grade|| 5% ||20|
|8th Grade|| 4% ||14|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||1|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 3% |
|1 to 5 days|| 24% |
|6 to 10 days|| 26% |
|11 to 15 days|| 22% |
|Over 15 days|| 25% |
|English|| 95.6% |
|Spanish|| 3.6% |
|Other|| 0.8% |
Learn more about Atlantic Community Charter School.
THE MISSION OF THE ATLANTIC COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL IS TO INSPIRE TODAYÃ¢ÂÂS LEARNERS TO BE TOMORROWÃ¢ÂÂS LEADERS BY EMPOWERING STUDENTS, THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NECESSARY ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL SKILL SETS, TO PREPARE THEM FOR SUCCESS IN THEIR FUTURE. STUDENTS WILL BE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZED BY HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND DEMONSTRATED PROFICIENCY OF THE NEW JERSEY STUDENT LEARNING STANDARDS.
Our ELA curriculum has been updated to align to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. New textbooks were also purchased for the 2017-2018 school year. We are using the Writing with Spice program to complement the new curriculum and text. Our Math curriculum has been rewritten in its entirety to ensure that it aligns to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. New textbooks were also purchased for the 2017-2018 school year. As part of the science and social studies curricula at ACCS, students will engage in project-based learning units following various themes. Using an extensive library of more than 100 books that support each theme, students will engage in extensive informational reading, writing and research on sub-topics of their own choosing. Art, music, physical education, and health share a high priority in our studentsÃ¢ÂÂ everyday lives. Students are encouraged to be creative and build character, confidence, and individuality.
Saturday Test Prep, Aftercare, Learners 2 Leaders, Student Council, Tutoring, Cooking Club, Chess Club, Self Esteem Club, Student Council, Yearbook/Newspaper Club, STEM Club, Art Club, and Safety Patrol
Our schedule provides for teacher/coach Professional Learning Communities, In-class teacher coaching, and monthly Professional Development days
ESL supports and services include hands-on activities, modeling, scaffolding and technology usage. Daily instruction is provided by an ESL teacher. Students with disabilities supports and services include, content, and instructional modifications, direct and one to one instruction, and the use of multisensory techniques. Supports and services for students that are struggling include differentiated instruction and learning centers. Math and Reading Coaches provide small group instruction.
A breakfast program is provided for all students. Students receive health and physical education instruction and character education classes are also provided at all grade levels. Teachers receive on-going support and training in Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS).
Parent groups - PTA, Special Education Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Title I Committee. Types of events - Open House, Winter Festival. Parent/Teacher Conferences, Oratorical and Poetry Contest, Book Fairs. Parents use Class Dojo for immediate and constant communications between the school and home.
The charter school relocated from Atlantic City to its modern Galloway facility for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Doing so, the enrollment was able to expand by 100 students and a seventh grade was added. The school plans to expand with six new classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year, allowing another student expansion and the addition of an eighth grade.
ACCS has a smartboard in every classroom. Students are introduced to use of technology in Kindergarten with the use of Chromebooks. This is incorporated up through 8th grade where the upper elementary/middle grades have a one to one chromebook ratio where their use is incorporated throughout the major content areas. Students also use iReady diagnostic software for benchmark testing throughout the year.
ACCS has a Culture Dean who works with students and their families. Regular assemblies are held to recognize and celebrate student achievement. There is a school uniform policy and newly enrolled students receive their first uniforms at no cost. Through these initiatives, and in addition to the revised curriculum and textbooks, we work towards our mission to provide academic, social, and emotional skill sets to prepare our learners for success in the future. Every day, we strive to enable our learners to become future leaders.