District News

Sweetheart Dance for Grades K-2 K- Sweetheart Dance

Parents and their children bond at joyous family occasion.

Scarves on Trees Capital K large scarf
Important Notice to 8th Grade Students for High School

Important notice and letter of instruction regarding high school applications for 8th graders and their parents are due January 4th!

DLEACS in the Community teachers in cafaetera

Staff and faculty inspire school community by feeding the needy with Zion Baptist Church


Back to School Night Parents visit tables

DLEACS ushered in the new school year with a show of community initiatives at Back to School Night.

Remembering 9/11: Empty Sky Memorial Empty Sky Memorial- Mr. Johnson
A Night at Carnegie Hall Kaya and Students

DLEACS music students get a large boost from the largess of donors to attend concert at Carnegie Hall

DLEACS Honors Assembly Kids in K
NJ Charter School Program Act Review: Survey Extended until 11/30/2018! ceo CHARTER REVIEW

DLEACS CEO, Christopher Garlin attends a New Jersey Charter School Program Act Review stakeholder meeting.


DLEACS will open its doors to all Jersey City residents between the ages of 6-13 for a four-week summer camp experience

Sounds of the Season

DLEACS music band students perform sounds of the season at the annual winter concert.

DLEACS Graduation Ball Prom group

Standing quietly in a far-off corner situated in an adjoining room, Principal Brewer looks onto a jubilant crowd with pride. His smile marks another successful year in building a cadre of young, productive citizens.

PARCC Testing Schedule and Information for Parents
Higher Etiquette & Mentoring Institute Mr. Brewer and Higher

Principal Brewer rolls out a pilot etiquette- mentoring platform for girls.

Payment Assistance from Gas & Electric (PAGE) AHA
DLEACS Pre- College Initiative njcu entrance phto
Halloween Heroes Mr. Depeine
Principal Brewer rolls out Parent University! Comcast and Mr. Brewer

Principal Brewer introduces a partnership with Comcast and rolls out phase one of Parent University!


Principal Brewer named Omega Man of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Brewer who was named Omega Man of the Year by the Upsilon Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

The Real Farm to School students at farm

From an educational perspective, there are ENDLESS lessons to be learned on the farm, while we are reconnecting children to local agriculture.



Annual High School Fair hs fair doc

DLEACS' students and parents packed our cafeteria to meet with representatives from some of North Jersey's most desirable high schools.

Honorable Mentions on Our Scholars High School Acceptances
Important Information for Parents
Parent Survey due on 4/19/18 for Student Credit
DLEACS Honors Assembly Eighth Grade Honors

Parents joined students and faculty with pride at DLEACS first marking period Honors Assembly.

Career Fair Students ask questions

DLEACS career fair gave students a wonderful opportunity to meet with professionals and learn about vocations.


DLEACS Band Peforms in St. Patrick Day Parade Parade with Mr. P.

The band makes a splash hit at third performance in a citywide parade.

Interactive Media Presentation DJ Ovvaflow

DJ Ovaflow visits DLEACS for Interactive Media presentation

PARCC Testing information

Very important memo from Principal Brewer regarding PARCC standardized testing.

DLEACS' Anti- Bullying Month Assembly F.L.A.W.L.E.S.S. Focused  Learners  Achievers  Winners  Leaders  Equal  Special   Students

Anti Bullying Rally declares DLEACS is a NO BULLY ZONE! 

Read Across America at DLEACS Readers

You can find Magic wherever you Look. Sit back and Relax, all you need is a Book. - Dr. Seuss.

Hudson County Winter Emergency System Protocols

The Hudson County Winter Emergency System will be in effect continuously from November 15, 2017 ‐ March 31, 2018

Community News Expungment Seminar flyer

An Expungement Seminar to be held at the World Outreach Christian Church on March 8, 2018, at 6:00- 8:00 pm. 

The Annual High School Fair HS Fair

DLEACS' seventh and eighth-graders, and even some fifth-grade parents packed our cafeteria to mingle with representatives from some of North Jersey's most desirable high schools.

School Climate and Transformation Survey

Be sure to add your voice to our school climate and transformation project! 

Glee Club at JAX! Glee Club

DLEACS students open the lines of communication and build bridges with the community through a night of music.

DLEACS Science Bee Science Bee

The Science Bee at DLEACS is a competition that fuses all the areas of science together into interactive challenging tasks. 

Kids are People too! Fire Fighter Student

AAA and the Jersey City Fire Department joined with DLEACS to teach our students the principles of safety.

Notes in the Pages of History Students

DLEACS honors Black History Month with outstanding performances from its students.

STEM Junior Scholars stem presentation

Second grade STEM scholars introduce habitats with a show of talent.

DLEACS Fall Ball Fall Ball Party

DLEACS' 2017 FALL BALL overflowed with a realistic optimism about making positive strides in a child’s life as a way of bringing the family closer together. 

Principal Brewer named Honorary Irishman of the Year Photo for St. Pats website

DLEACS celebrates accomplishments of Principal Brewer with Jersey City parade group which honors diversity.

I Spy a Digital Ecosystem! Google Training

The Wait is Over. The New Chromebooks are Here! DLEACS increased their digital ecosystem by adding a Google platform to the spectrum of learning devices accessed by students and educators alike.

DLEACS Celebrates 100 Days of School Gamble's kids

DLEACS' students have been in school for 100 days and it's clearly aging them. We invited students to dress up as cane-wielding centenarians in celebration of the milestone. 

Annual Music & Art Show Art Show Visitor

Children's showcase of talents in the Arts inspire the community

They did it again! DLEACS' Students medal in competition at the NJ Science Olympiad!

DLEACS' students medal in Barge Building at the NJ Science Olympiad competition on Saturday, May 13, 2017. 

Geo Derice visits DLEACS! GEO

Geo Derice is a rising star when it comes to empowering today's youth. 

Wish them luck! Our Science Olympiad medalists will compete this Saturday!

Defending their titles in the middle school competition, fifteen of our brightest students will once again compete for position in the 2017 NJ Olympiad.

DLEACS kicks the holiday season off with a win at the Snowflake Awards! DLEACS' Winning Photo

Primary grade students win second place in artistic tree trimming competition!

Halloween parade for Grades K-3 Halloween Bride

Students in Halloween costumes enjoy a contest for best dressed!

Happy New Year!
Welcome Back to DLEACS!

Principal Brewer welcomes faculty, staff and students back to DLEACS! 

DLEACS 2017 Graduation GrADuate awards

DLEACS honors nine distinguished community members at its sixth commencement ceremony.

DLEACS' 2017 Graduation Prom

A magical night for DLEACS’ 8th grade students

DLEACS' 2017 Ring Ceremony Rings alone

As the season for graduation gets underway, DLEACS' hosts its 2017 Ring Ceremony for eighth grade students.

DLEACS' Community Health Fair

Rain fell but not on our parade; not to disappoint, Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter Schools' health fair was a resounding success!

Registration is available! Register Now!

Register Now!  Waiting list applications are available in grades K-6, however, space is available in grades 7 and 8.

The Doctor is in!

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School welcomed Dr. Tyeese Gaines, best known for her role on MSNBC as a health expert and health editor for the grio.com.


You're Invited! DLEACS' Community Health Fair

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School will host its community health fair on May 13, 2017 in the Michael E. Maher Community Center from 10:00am- 2:00pm. 

Stakeholder Survey Due 5/26/ 2017

To All Parents, Staff and Stakeholders,  Please take the survey due on 5/26/2017.

Returning Families Must Return Letter of Intent

Registration at DLEACS is in high demand! Please return the student letter of intent to return by May 15, 2017. Letter of intent by May 15, 2017.

"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader" Read Across America

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading.

The Jersey City NAACP Image Award Goes to Dr. Lena Edwards Principal, James Brewer and Students at Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

The Jersey City branch of the NAACP honors Dr. Lena Edwards, posthumously at their 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King breakfast.

New Year, New Pledge! Kevin Lenihan, Technology Coordinator; Jeffrey Mohr, Assistant Principal and Christopher Garlin, CEO at Future Ready Summit

DLEACS’ CEO, Christopher Garlin signs the Future Ready Pledge and joins over 3,000 district superintendents who are committed to implementing digital learning strategies in their schools. 

Sustainability Grant funds Greenhouse

DLEACS awarded grant from Department of Health to install greenhouse on school campus.

Music Band performs at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Students perform for constiuents at groundbreaking ceremony for affordable housing project.

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School featured in Jersey City Magazine

In an article entitled, "School for Thought", DLEACS is featured in the JC Magazine!