Why We Fund Learning Community Charter
Learning Community Charter School is a strong charter school in Jersey City and the faculty and staffs are forward thinking in continually improving the school.
Learning Community Charter School (LCCS) is a K-8 school whose mission is to help create thoughtful, successful citizens who understand and practice the principles and habits of democracy (hard work, personal responsibility, etc) It has an enrollment of 32.7 students, whom are racially diverse and come from every neighborhood of Jersey City, and 35% of whom live at or below the poverty line The school offers traditional core subjects: language arts, math, social studies, science, as well as visual and perfbrming arts, and Spanish, which is required from Kindergarten It also places a strong emphasis on character development by promoting their core values of community, independence, respect, courage, leadership, and effort, daily in homerooms and in weekly assemblies Classes are small, having no more than 18 students each The school also has a service learning program for its middle schoolers that includes a course on basic concepts of community and democracy, as well as weekly volunteering at such,places as senior centers, Meals on Wheels, and with younger grades at LCCS,
LCCS offers an after-school program for the elementary grades with homework help and clubs such as drama, chess, sports, and arts With the help of the Simon Foundation, an after-school program was developed for the middle school students as well which offers remedial math, homework help, writing club, sports and dance.
According to recent standardized tests, 100% of LCCS 4th graders are at grade level in English language arts and 97% are at grade level in math, compared with Jersey City public school students, of whom 64% and 70% performed at grade level in reading and math, respectively Of 8th graders, 76% are on grade level in English language arts and 73% in math Comparatively, JC 8th grade public school averages are 53% and 43%, respectively.