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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Charters County
Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School
Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School is a public school located in Perth Amboy, New Jersey with 561 students in grades 7-12.
Highlights
We have dual enrollment courses in Business, Mathematics, and Technology, In Partnership with Middlesex County College
Academy for Urban Leadership opened a newly renovated Middle School. In 2019 with state-of-the-art technology in every classroom to support the learning needs of students.
In 2019, we had our first student that achieved a Seal of Bilitieracy upon graduation
Awards

1) GreatSchools.org College Success Award Winner, 2) NJDOE Computer Science for All Grant Winner

Location
612 Amboy Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Margaret Morales
848-203-3742
mmorales@aulcs.org
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Grades
7-12
White 0%
Black 4%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 95%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
561
students
Female 58.5%
Male 41.5%
Economically disadvantaged students 78%
Students with disabilities 5%
English learners 11%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
94
Grade Percent of total students Students
7th Grade 13%
71
8th Grade 18%
102
9th Grade 17%
97
10th Grade 18%
103
11th Grade 17%
93
12th Grade 17%
95
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English & language arts proficiency
33%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
7.1
Incidents per year
Violence 28
Weapons 0
Vandalism 7
Substances 5
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 40
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
69%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 28%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 12%
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Spanish 93.0%
English 7.0%
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Learn more about Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School.

Mission

The mission of the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School (AULCS) is to employ an educational design and experience that merges the highest standards of academic excellence with fostering commitment to economic and social justice. AULCS is comprised of four (4) thematic: Business Technology, Human Development, Applied Science, Business-Tech, and Law & Public Safety. Within these there are advanced tracks: Biopsychology, Education, Criminal Justice, International Business and Biomedical.

Academics

Rigorous, Standards-based Instruction is developed in all Core academic and content areas designed to meet the needs of all learners. Â Our curriculum is focused on both Academic Excellence and equity.Accelerated courses, AP courses, Dual enrollment courses, Senior intership program, 1-1 computing school, Electronic textbooks, Technology in every classroom, Free Afterschool tutoring program 3-4 pm daily, Science Partnership with Kean University

Sports

Baseball (Boys & Girls), Basketball (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Boys basketball, Girls basketball, Baseball,Softball, National honor society, Student government, Buisness club, Intership, Student council, A/V club, Technology club, Newspaper club, Band, Chours, Model UN, Speech and Debate, Science club, Art club, Poetry and Lyrics club.

Programs

Credit recovery, SAT Prep, Afterschool tutoring, Boys basketball, Girls basketball, Baseball, Softball, National honor, Student government, Business club, Dinner Program, Intership, Student council, A/V club, Technology club, Newspaper club, Band, Chorus, Model UN, Speech and Debate, Art club, Science club, Poetry and Lyrics club

Teachers

Advanced degrees, Online coursework, Professional Learning communities in all content areas, County curriculum committee, New staff orientation, Fully paid professional development for staff, New teacher mentoring program

Post high school

We have 100% apply to college, 90% accepted.We had 2 enlist in the military , 1 enter the police academy, and 2 enroll at Lincoln Tech.

Supports

High intensity ESL Services, Special education program, Bilingual support staff in ELL classrooms, Fully inclusive classroom enviroments, Free After school tutoring program offered daily,1-1 computer technology for every student, Small class sizes (avg 20), Intervention and referral services, School guidance counselors, School social workers

Health

Guidance counselors, School social workers, Free breakfast, Free lunch, Free dinner program, Afterschool clubs daily, Health and Physycal education courses

Parents

PTO meets one day per month during the school year. The group’s mission is to enrich the learning opportunities and learning environment for the students who attend. AUL encourages involvement of all parents, teachers, and staff. Some events include, but are not limited to, fundraising, multicultural dinners, recreational and educational workshops.

Facilities

AULCS has focused on providing facilities that are safe and conducive to learning. We have made extensive updates to our Main Campus and to the two satellite campuses to include state-of-the-art technology. Each classroom is equipped with smart technology to meet the instructional needs of the faculty and the educational needs of all students. Main campus facility has been equipped with new sprinkler and communication systems, and fire alarms. More physical plant updates are forthcoming.

Technology

Our technology initiative enables all of our teachers to utilize technology to enhance instruction with a 1:1 Chromebook distribution that begun five years ago. The Student Information System is updated regularly and each teacher maintains a secure classroom login page that can be easily accessed by parents and students. We offer students an innovative curriculum that combines academic instruction, technology courses, and internships designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace skills. The academic curriculum is contextual, challenging and enhanced by the extensive use of instructional technology. Classroom areas are equipped with state-of-the-art technology reflecting the current technological trends including interactive whiteboards and wireless internet.

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