Approved Charter Schools

School: Freedom Academy Charter School
School Code: 80-6240
County: Camden
Host District(s): Camden City
Year Approved: 2004
Year Opened: 2004
Approved Grade Levels: Focus: 6-8 with 250 students
Contact: Ms. Bridgit Cusato
Address: 1400 Collings Road
Camden, NJ 08104
Telephone: (856) 962-0766
Fax: (856) 962-0769
E-Mail: bcusatorosa@freedomacademycharter.org
Web Site: http://www.freedomacademycharter.org
Program Description: Freedom Academy is a college preparatory middle school, serving grades 6 - 8 in Camden, New Jersey. Students at Freedom Academy will attend school between the hours of 7:30 - 5:00, Monday through Thursday; 7:30 - 4:00, Fridays only; 8:00-12:00, on alternating Saturdays; and three weeks in the summer from 8:00 - 2:00. There will be a heavy focus to bring the students up to grade level in all subjects, especially math, reading, and writing. Camden has been a city plagued with poverty and a lack of quality educational options. While the current superintendent works intently to improve the quality of education for all students, it is essential that we provide high quality educational options to students and give parents the ability to choose how and where their children will be educated. Freedom Academy will focus on a rigorous college prep academics, character development, and social responsibility. Students will be held accountable for their behavior and the behavior of their classmates. Students will take part in community service projects that will benefit the greater community.
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