School addresses high number of failing grades

Mahkiya Gresham

May 30, 2016

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One hundred fourteen students were failing at least one class as of January 15. By the end of the second marking period on January 29, the number had decreased to 92 students, according to assistant dean Sean Sawyer. The reaso...

5 new teachers join the school

Mahkiya Gresham

December 10, 2015

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Andrew Bott, English and study skills teacher  English and study skills teacher Andrew Bott’s initial career interest wasn’t teaching, it was baking. However, he was diagnosed with celiac disease, which prohibits one from be...

Research says high schools should start later

Ji'Asia Anderson

December 10, 2015

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New research has schools rethinking their start times for the improvement of their students’ education. Some schools are changing their start times to 9 a.m. or 10 a.m.; however, University Academy Charter High School is not, acc...

Trustees approve plan for school’s future

Mahkiya Gresham

June 17, 2015

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The board of trustees approved a five-year plan for the school May 13. The overall goal of the plan is to make sure that the school is fulfilling its mission to provide a safe learning environment for students where they will...

2 new teachers step in, step up

Dawan Fulton and Padvina Mahadeo

June 17, 2015

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Math teacher Mansoor Ahmed came to the United States from Pakistan with his family hoping for ”a better life and more opportunity,” he said. Before coming to the school, he taught college algebra to 11th and 12th graders...

School to step up service learning

Thara Dambreville

June 17, 2015

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A major goal of the school’s new five-year plan is for the school to become more involved with the community, according to supervisor for curriculum and instruction Todd St. Laurent. “If we can help the community and learn...

Students feel safe despite violent neighborhoods

Eliza Jeffery

June 17, 2015

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Drive-bys, loud commotion, drugs hidden in bushes, kids killing kids, adults and teens cursing and fighting are common occurrences in some of the Jersey City neighborhoods students live in, according to news stories and interviews...

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