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Galloway, New Jersey
Charters County
Atlantic Community Charter School
Atlantic Community Charter School is a public school located in Galloway, New Jersey with 387 students in grades KG-8.
Highlights
ACCS provides a safe environment for learning. ACCS’s goal is to empower students and provide them with the confidence and tools to be self-sufficient in academics and life.
ACCS parents choose to send their children to ACCS as we provide a safe nurturing learning environment, Chromebooks, SmartBoards, schoolwide behavior incentive program, i-Ready, dedicated staff.
Location
112 South New York Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
Contact
Principal: Mr. Edmond Cetrullo
609-428-4300
ecetrullo@atlanticcommunitycharter.com
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Grades
KG-8
White 1%
Black 84%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 13%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
387
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
43
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
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English & language arts proficiency
26%
of students

Math proficiency
17%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.8
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 1
Vandalism 0
Substances 1
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 1
Total incidents 3
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
53%
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%
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English 95.6%
Spanish 3.6%
Other 0.8%
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Learn more about Atlantic Community Charter School.

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE ATLANTIC COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL IS TO INSPIRE TODAY’S LEARNERS TO BE TOMORROW’S 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.

Academics

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 students’ everyday lives. Students are encouraged to be creative and build character, confidence, and individuality.

Clubs

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

Programs

Aftercare

Teachers

Our schedule provides for teacher/coach Professional Learning Communities, In-class teacher coaching, and monthly Professional Development days

Supports

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.

Health

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).

Parents

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.

Facilities

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.

Technology

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.

More

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.

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