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Jersey City, New Jersey
Charters County
Jersey City Global Charter School
Jersey City Global Charter School is a public school located in Jersey City, New Jersey with 411 students in grades KG-7.
Highlights
JCGCS is an award winning MicroSociety school. A MicroSociety School is an innovative design where children create a microcosm of the real world inside the school.
At JCGCS, students are empowered to express voice and choice in all aspects of their learning. Citizens lead report card conferences, maintain digital portfolios, reflect on challenges and set goals.
The school offers students an innovative curriculum, has a high level of parents involvement and offers individualized PD tailored to meet staff needs.
Awards

Awards & Recognition- JCGCS has been awarded the 4 Star School Success MicroSociety award for 4 consecutive years in a row. Â Students have also been recognized by the NJ Commissioner Education for their leadership. Additionally, our students art work is displayed in NJ PAC & Liberty House. Scholastic has awarded students for their innovative writing skills.

Location
255 Congress Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Contact
Principal: Dr. Nadira Raghunandan-Jack
201-744-2444
nadirar@jcgcs.org
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Grades
KG-7
White 4%
Black 10%
Asian 44%
Hispanic 43%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
411
students
Female 52.8%
Male 47.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 38%
Students with disabilities 7%
English learners 4%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
51
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 19%
78
1st Grade 17%
71
2nd Grade 16%
66
3rd Grade 12%
50
4th Grade 9%
35
5th Grade 11%
44
6th Grade 10%
43
7th Grade 6%
24
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English & language arts proficiency
88%
of students

Math proficiency
74%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.2
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 1
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
99%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 60%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 3%
11 to 15 days 0%
Over 15 days 0%
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English 46.0%
Spanish 19.0%
Other 14.1%
Hindi 7.8%
Telugu 7.5%
Gujarati 5.6%
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Learn more about Jersey City Global Charter School.

Mission

JCGCS mission is to provide students with the skills and exploratory experiences that enable them to reach their fullest potential as independent thinkers. The key factors of the mission are, A rigorous academic core curriculum aligned to the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, and Core Content Standards; An instructional delivery system that includes differentiated instruction, student empowerment, teaming, and learning centers supplemented with classroom based technology; Supporting entrepreneurial endeavors integrated into the curriculum; Providing learning opportunities that are embedded in meeting the needs of real life situations; Supporting a high level of parental and community involvement; Integration of a web based student information system that allows parents to communicate with the school and track their child’s progress; Implementing a decentralization of services and shared decision making by all professionals within the school.

Academics

JCGCS offers innovative learning experiences in MicroSociety, ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, PE Health, Art, Music and World Languages. JCGCS has developed an innovative curriculum that integrates student and teacher voice and choice. Our curriculum is based upon the NJ Learning Standards and provides innovative learning experiences for our students.

Clubs

JCGCS has begun hosting Premier Chess courses for students in Grades K to 8 that have not only shown masterful chess skills to students, but empower students to participate in competitions. Â We also partnered with a local Martial Arts Dojo for students interested in learning martial arts. Members of the NJ and NY Port Authority have met with students to discuss safety in their local community. JCGCS has partnered with Shoprite to highlight nutritional education for students, shakes to make, and participate in the Health and Wellness Fair. The New Jersey Dental Association has presented dental health and prevention for students in Kindergarten through Eigth Grade.

Programs

JCGCS aftercare assists with after school services from 3:30PM 6:00PM. JCGCS Aftercare provides homework assistance and engaging activities for students.

Teachers

JCGCS offers a multi faceted professional development program to staff members, based upon personal and professional goals. Staff members are invited to pursue professional development opportunities outside of the school and share information with their colleagues. In addition all staff members actively participate in a mandatory two week professional development training at the end of August prior to the beginning of the school year. Topic areas focus on MicroSociety, Curriculum and Instruction Models, Data Driven Instructional Practices, Research Based Practices, Integrating Technology and Innovative Instruction among other areas as well.Additionally professional development is embedded within the school calendar based upon student academic performance from the previous year and annual goals.

Supports

JCGCS offers various student  support services to students with needs. Below is a sample of services we provide, ELL Classes, Behavioral Counseling Services,Speech Therapy,Occupational Therapy, Push In/Pull Out Program,Self Contained Class for Multiple Disabled Students.In addition, students struggling to master content are invited attend our Saturday Academy Program, which provides students with small group extra tutoring sessions in ELA and Mathematics. The school also has Intervention and Referral Services designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties. We also hosts a Kindergarten Jumpstart Program for incoming kindergarteners. We also hosted Summer STEM Academy for students to explore STEM related concepts and use PBL models to engage in innovative activities and tasks.

Health

JCGCS has partnered with Shoprite to highlight nutritional education for students, shakes to make, and participate in the Health and Wellness Fair. The New Jersey Dental Association has presented dental health and prevention for students in Kindergarten through Eigth Grade.

Parents

JCGCS supports a high level of parent community involvement. Parents and community members are invited to join the Parent Advisory Council PAC, which works closely with members of the administrative team to connect parents and students to community resources, provide resources for families in need and participate in ongoing volunteering opportunities and learning experiences for students. The major activities or events the school offered to parents/guardians during the 2019 20120 school year are as follows, Curriculum Night, Peace Week, Diwali Celebration, Math Game Nights, Parent Academy PARCC Sessions, Celebrating National School Choice Week, Health and Wellness Fair, Youth Summit Week, Data Night, Parent Teacher Conferences , Winter Concert, African American Festival, MicroSociety Market Days, NJSLA Academy for Parents, World Culture Festival, Mother’s Day Celebration, Father’s Day Celebration, Field Day, all grade level Field Trips.

Facilities

JCGCS leases is building from the Archdiocese of Newark. The main school building is located at 255 Congress St. and serves students in grades K through 8. All classrooms are equipped with SmartBoard technology and an air conditioning unit. The school also has a Gymnasium, Art Room, Music Room and a Multi Purpose Room.

School safety

School safety is a priority at JCGCS. The school has worked with the NJDOE Office of Safety and Security to implement programs and policies to maintain a safe school environment. The school contracts with Strikeforce Security Services to ensure safety on a daily basis. A security guard is present in the building every day and assists arriving visitors with the sign in process. Visitors that do not have a pre-scheduled appointment are not permitted entry in the building.

Technology

JCGCS provide a plethora of technology resources to teachers and students. Each classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard and there is a 1 to 1 ratio of Google Chromebooks. The school also has Samsung Tablets and Apple iPads for student use as well. Educators deliver instruction using multiple technology tools and implement Google Classroom. Technology is integrated all academic components of the curriculum in an engaging manner that allows students to think both creatively and thoughtfully. Our technology tools also allows students to collaborate with each other and educators in a manner that promotes critical thinking skills and academic progress.

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Jersey City Global Charter School had an increase of parental involvement with Parent Advisory Council hosting student and community events. With monthly meetings, Monthly Bake Sales, Coat, Food, and Toy Drives, Valentine’s Day Festival, Meet and Greet the PAC event, welcome back to school, and many other volunteer efforts in the school. Additionally, JCGCS parents and community members participate in Career Day, MicroSociety Youth Summit Week, Toy Drive, Valentine’s Friendship Dance, Read Across America Week, Teacher’s Appreciation Week, Scholastic Book Fair, Science Laboratory Experiments, Clothing and Uniform Drive. JCGCS also has an online portal in which parents can access student grades, absences and other information regarding their child’s performance. The school has partnered with several community organization including the Jersey City Police Department, Jersey City Book Mobile, Hudson County Sheriff’s Department, Bistate Coalition of Officers, St. Johns Community Food Pantry, Premier Chess.

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