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Paterson, New Jersey
Charters County
Paterson Arts and Science Charter School
Paterson Arts and Science Charter School is a public school located in Paterson, New Jersey with 775 students in grades KG-10.
Highlights
Rigorous curriculum with digital components in core subjects, STEAM education, and Balanced Literacy in the lower grades
Technology integration into the curriculum via 1:1 iPad or Chromebook implementation, Kindles, LMS, and educational apps
Location
225 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Contact
Principal: Mr. Nihat Guvercin
862-336-1550
nguvercin@ilearnschools.org
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Grades
KG-10
White 2%
Black 28%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 69%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
775
students
Female 51.2%
Male 48.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 82%
Students with disabilities 9%
English learners 10%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
70
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 9%
69
1st Grade 9%
68
2nd Grade 10%
75
3rd Grade 10%
79
4th Grade 9%
72
5th Grade 10%
74
6th Grade 9%
73
7th Grade 9%
70
8th Grade 10%
74
9th Grade 8%
61
10th Grade 8%
60
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English & language arts proficiency
45%
of students

Math proficiency
28%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
3.2
Incidents per year
Violence 19
Weapons 1
Vandalism 1
Substances 4
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 25
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
84%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 7%
1 to 5 days 45%
6 to 10 days 32%
11 to 15 days 11%
Over 15 days 5%
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English 52.0%
Spanish 46.1%
Other 1.9%
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Learn more about Paterson Arts and Science Charter School.

Mission

Academic achievement, digital learning, co-curricular programs, and community involvement are the four tenets that make up the mission and vision of Paterson ASCS. Through challenging, project-based learning experiences, core competencies are learned and evidenced by students. STEAM challenges students to not only learn the content standards, but also to apply this new knowledge of 21st century skills and discoveries to tackle evolving real-world challenges.

Academics

A curriculum is designed around each grade level and subject. Unit Plans and Lesson Plans are created to fit the sequence and scope of each curriculum. The big idea, essential questions, topical questions, desired outcomes, anticipated misconceptions, primary texts, supplemental resources, and performance assessment tasks are addressed purposefully in relation to the common core standards. All textbooks are made available online. High school electives and Honors courses are currently offered.

Sports

Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Dance Fitness ClubIpad/Game ClubSpanish ClubAnime ClubJunior ProgrammingComedy ClubFitness ClubGarden ClubLego ClubZumba ClubCompetitive Gaming ClubMathcountsJust Dance ClubDance ClubMusic ClubOzobot CodingStudy HallBook Club

Programs

Tutoring services are offered in both Math and English.

Teachers

Teachers receive ongoing support from content area coaches throughout weekly coaching sessions and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Professional development sessions are offered in a 2-week Summer Institute that is prepared and facilitated by program directors and content area coaches. 2 full-day professional development trainings are also offered throughout the school year. In collaboration with Rutgers, teachers moreover receive support through the School Systems Improvement Project.

Post high school

iLearn Schools College Prep programs, such as: SAT Prep and the College Coaching Program (CCP), along with Saturday School, will be utilized to aid students in preparation for college. As the school expands to offer 11th, and 12th grade courses, the college guidance department will be working closely with students throughout the college applications and admissions processes.

Supports

Paterson ASCS ensures that all learners are able to access the materials that they are being taught by providing free tutorials and support programs that are personalized to the learner’s needs. At Paterson ASCS, the learning environment considers the needs of all learners and provides adequate resources and facilities for each child that it serves. Specific personnel are in place for ELLs and students with special needs. Reading programs are offered through the integration of Kindles.

Health

Health classes are offered to students for one marking period, with physical education classes offered during the rest of the school year. The school nurse works in collaboration with the Health teacher in preparing materials for learning. Breakfast options are available each day. A free breakfast is provided to all students on testing days.

Parents

Paterson ASCS recognizes the school as an anchor in the community. With its active PTO, Paterson ASCS organizes dress down days to raise money for nonprofit organizations, Thanksgiving food drive, and parental gatherings that serve as the grounding mechanism promoting connectivity and collaboration. Paterson ASCS is also partnered with Rutgers, GCU, and FDU, as well as local organizations such as: Boys and Girls club, Jefferson Awards Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

School safety

Our security staff at Paterson ASCS serves as one of the many layers of security we have implemented to ensure a safe and secure educational environment for your child. With electronically controlled entrances, surveillance video systems, and random physical perimeter monitoring by our security officers, we are always striving to develop better and more efficient methods to keep all visitors, staff, and students safe.

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