Community Relations

Children at Play (CAP) Program – Hillsborough (Somerset County)

February 12, 2016

The Hillsborough Public Schools meet the needs of township families, and add revenue to the school district, through the Children at Play (CAP) Program. CAP is a tuition-based, thematic play-based kindergarten extension program, which provides children with a full school day beyond the half-day kindergarten program. For $609 per month, parents may enroll their child … Continued

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Full STEAM Ahead – Summit (Union County)

To inspire young women to pursue or continue to pursue studies and careers in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics – Summit held a community-wide workshop for middle and high school girls and their mothers or other significant women in their lives. Hosted by school board member Gloria Ron-Fornes, who was then board … Continued

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The Saturday Academy – Passaic County Technical Institute

Leaving middle school, and entering the demanding world of high school, can be a culture shock for many students. Often, there is a gap between the skills students have when they leave eighth grade, and the skills they will need to succeed in high school in algebra, science, technology and other content-rich courses. The school … Continued

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Project Pride – Harrington Park (Bergen County)

For the past nine years, the Harrington Park School District has worked toward a goal of developing the leaders of tomorrow, through a deliberate and strategic program to place students in opportunities where service leadership is infused into their daily lives. One effort is Project Pride. Through Project Pride, students use what they learn in … Continued

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Intergenerational Partnership Program – South Brunswick (Middlesex County)

The preamble to the South Brunswick school district’s mission statement begins as follows: “South Brunswick Schools will prepare students to be life-long learners.” This idea – that learning is ongoing, and occurs both within school and outside – led to an innovative program that fosters cross-generational exchange. To better connect with the township’s seniors, the … Continued

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