irector of ESL and Bilingual Education invited to be part of the NJ State Bilingual Advisory Committee for the school years of 2017-2019.Website
|White|| 0% |
|Black|| 7% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 91% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 53.1% |
|Male|| 46.9% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 81% |
|Students with disabilities|| 11% |
|English learners|| 15% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Kindergarten|| 11% ||64|
|1st Grade|| 11% ||62|
|2nd Grade|| 11% ||63|
|3rd Grade|| 11% ||64|
|4th Grade|| 11% ||61|
|5th Grade|| 11% ||64|
|6th Grade|| 11% ||63|
|7th Grade|| 11% ||61|
|8th Grade|| 11% ||59|
|Incidents per year|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 5% |
|1 to 5 days|| 47% |
|6 to 10 days|| 29% |
|11 to 15 days|| 13% |
|Over 15 days|| 6% |
|Spanish|| 79.7% |
|English|| 20.3% |
Learn more about Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School.
Mission: To improve the educational achievement of all students based on the belief that all children can learn. Vision: To maintain a school-wide, integrated approach to education enabled by technology that will enable students and teachers to not only work collaboratively but also provide quality services and programs for students.
MLVRCS offers online textbooks in all middle school content areas. Literacy: ReaderÃ¢ÂÂs Workshop, WriterÃ¢ÂÂs Workshop, and Balanced Literacy. Mathematics: Eureka Math in grades K, 2, 4, and 6-8, EveryDay Mathematics in grades 1, 3, and 5, and Algebra I by McGraw-Hill. Social Studies: Pearson myWorld Social Studies in grades K-3, You, New Jersey, and the World for grade 4, and TCI Social Studies for grades 6-8. Science: Inspire Science in grades K-5 and Integrated Science in grades 6-8. World Language: Yabisi EspaÃÂ±ol for native speakers in our Bilingual Kindergarten classroom, Descubre el EspaÃÂ±ol in grades K-4 and EspaÃÂ±ol in grades 5-8. Music: Quaver Music in grades K-4. Technology: Learning.com to enhance our Technology curricula.
MLVRCS offers a National Elementary Honor Society for students in grades 4-5 and a National Junior Society for students in grades 6-8. Our school also participates in the following Science/STEM competitions: Regional Middle School Science Olympiad (7th-8th grade), Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange, Elementary Science Olympiad (4th-6th grade), and Bilingual/ESL STEM Parent and Student program. We also participate in the ISAAC (Improving Student Affinity and Aptitude for Careers in STEM) program which provides students in middle and high schools with a rare opportunity to become immersed in an authentic laboratory environment and investigate real-world STEM problems.
MLVRCS offers Literacy/ESL Parent Classes. One session is held in the morning and one session is held in the afternoon (with child care) once a week. These classes are administered by the Director of ESL/Bilingual Education in conjunction with three certified teachers. We also offer an afterschool program administered by the Director of Policies and Procedures for students in all grade levels.
Teachers and administrators are engaged in ongoing professional development in the following areas: Balanced Literacy, Eureka Math, Using Data to Inform Instruction, Authentic Assessment, the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and the Danielson Framework. MLVRCS holds weekly grade level and subject area Professional Learning Communities where both teachers and assigned administrators facilitate the collaborative and collegial discussions designed to promote the success of each individual student.
We provide the following Student Support and Services: 1) Push-In and Pull-Out support for English Language Learners (ELLs). 2) In class support and Pull-Out support for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 students including speech language therapy, occupational therapy, counseling/social skills, specialized behavior plans, and a 1:1 paraprofessional (if needed). 3) Addditional Intervention Services include: language enrichment, Wilson Language enrichment, guided reading, remediation/differentiation, homework assistance, and Title 1 support services. 4) Supplemental Education Services (SES) provider KUMON provides an afterschool school service to our students four days a week in our school building and our after school enrichment program which allows students to receive homework help from our teachers as well as additional ESL practice if needed and more time in the computer lab to sharpen technology skills and prepare for the state standardized testing.
Our school's Breakfast Program starts at 7:55 a.m. All students receive physical education classes twice a week and kindergarten and first grade students also have an additional period of yoga once a week. Every year our school nurse provides parents with information on how to keep their children healthy including directing them to the appropriate health care professionals when necessary.
Our school provides an online Parent Portal through our Realtime Student Information System: https://www.fridayparentportal.com/mlvrcs . The schools hosts various events during the school year for families and the community. These include: ESL/Bilingual Program Orientation, a Bilingual/ESL STEM Parent program, a Kindergarten Orientation, a breakfast for parents of Kindergarten students, ESL classes for parents, a New Parents Welcome Breakfast, Hispanic Heritage Month, Winter Concert, Multicultural Night, Literacy Night, Pi Night, Bullies to Buddies workshop, First Grade Author Signings, I&RS Parent Breakfast, Preparing ELL Parents for the Access 2.0, and NJSLA Parent Meetings.
The Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School offers a kindergarten through eighth building that has air conditioning units in all of its classrooms and offices. We provide students with a Science Lab, a PC Lab for students in grades K-4, and a MAC Lab for students in grades 5-8.
The Maria L. Varisco-Rogers Charter School has two full-time security officers as well has a contract with an outside company to provide a third security officer. All school doors have buzzers with video access for school visitors, teachers and staff are provided with key cards to access school buildings, and the main office has a Hallpass ID Visitor Management software system that monitors chool visitors in order to ensure the safety of our students and staff and logs student pick-ups.
Teachers design engaging and creative lesson linked to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. We provide our teachers and students with the most up to date technological equipment and software to enable them to compete in todayÃ¢ÂÂs technologically advanced society. Teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eighth have access to SmartBoards in every classroom. All teachers and students have access to nooks, tablets, iPads, teleconferencing systems, and laptops/Chromebooks daily. We also have a PC Lab located in our kindergarten through fourth grade building, a MAC Lab for our fifth through eighth grade students and a Science Lab that has an interactive white board and science equipment to conduct a variety of experiments for students in grades three through eight.
The Maria L. Varico-Rogers Charter School opened in 1999 and offers a school day from 8:00am - 4:00pm from mid-August until mid-June with a 190 day school year. Our kindergarten classrooms are staffed with a certified teacher and another professional who is either a second certified teacher or a highly qualified instructional assistant. Enrichment teachers provide additional instructional support and scaffolds to our students in literacy and in mathematics.