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Boys Summit Boys summit
High Impact Tutoring with Huntington Learning Centers Tutoring Student Photo

Grant for Student Academic Achievement

Performance Reports

The 2022-2023 performance records have been released!

Exploring Tanzania: A Cultural Exchange Exploring Tanzania, Africa
School Behavioral Threat Assessment & Management Team (BTAM)
DLEACS Shines on St. Patrick’s Day! Court

As the sun sets on this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the streets of Jersey City were alive with the vibrant spirit of the holiday.

DLEACS Partners with Jazz House kids! Jazz House

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School introduces jazz education by award winning ensembles!

Scholastic Book Fair! Scholastic Book Fair!

On display starting Monday 2/26/24- 3/1/24! Students and their families are invited to DLEACS' Scholastic Book Fair.

American Heart Challenge American Heart Challenge! 2024
Rose Bud Dance Tri Picture

Girls' semi formal dance with fathers and mentors.

Annual High School Fair Councilman and administrators
Welcome Back to DLEACS- Parent Night welcome back to school

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

Graduation 2023
GO Jersey City Go Garden Enthusiasts!
DLEACS Cultural Exchange with School in Tanzania, Africa
St Pats Parade
Read Across America 2023 Read Across America 2
The Principal's Breakfast Honor Roll Ceremony
Rose BUDS Dances

The cluster semi formals were designed to connect special male figures and child through self reflection and mutual respect.

Winter Honors Assembly

Honors ceremony for scholars! 

Black History Month Program BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Applications for 2023-2024 Admission Available
Holiday Activity Week!

Keep updated with photos here!

A Holiday Visit at DLEACS!

Guess who is coming to town!

Holiday PJs & Books

Thank you to AmSpec, LLC.!

Spirit Week at DLEACS! Career Day cover
Meet Our 21st Century Learning Center Partners!
Welcome Back to School!
We Mourn the Loss of Dr. Edward Keith Madison
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Celebrating the St. Peters University Peacocks Thank you St. Peters U

DLEACS Band will perform in the Jersey City Parade on Friday, April 1, 2022.

DLEACS Morning Announcements! Ms.  Shatsky and Student Council

Good morning DLEACS Panthers!


DLEACS Band shamrocks the streets of Jersey City at the return of the St. Patrick Parade! 

DLEACS Celebrates Ten Years: Read Across America Star Readers
Safe Return to School for a Virtual Week
DLEACS Safe Return to School for a Virtual Week
A Favorite Friend Helps to Host Title 1 Back to School Event Mr. Brewer and Mr. Softee

DLEACS offered warm greetings with a cold treat!

Emergency Broadcast Benefit (EBB) Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more

Safe Return to School Video Tour

Take our school safety virtual tour!

New Jersey Department of Education and New Jersey Department of Health Update School Year 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guidance

Executive Order 251: Mandatory use of face masks to be worn by staff, students and visitors in the indoor premises of school buldings.

Graduation 2021! Angela McKnight gives out diploma 1

See a sneak peek of photos here!

Field Day!

Field Day is back! The fun couldn’t get any better.

Students perform at the Nimbus Arts Youth Talent Showcase Kaleb and Jacques

DLEACS students perform alongside Jersey City's talented youth in an inaugural showcase.

Students perform at the Nimbus Arts Youth Talent Showcase Kaleb and Jacques

See DLEACS students perform alongside Jersey City's talented youth in an inaugural showcase.

Jersey City BOE is offering a Mega Vaccine Site for Students

The JC School District is hosting a vaccine mega clinic on May 22 for students 12 and older:

DLEACS Participates in #HudsonGives 2021
DLEACS' Summer School Survey

Please answer a short survey regarding your thoughts on a summer school session at DLEACS. 

Virtual Science Fair

DLEACS is proud to present a new series of virtual events for middle school students.

Letter of Intent for Returning Students in the 2021-2022 School Year
DLEACS Student Performs in 26th Annual Martin Luther King Oratory Contast Cirrayah
Jersey City’s Lafayette Section Rich in Black History
February is Black History Month February is Black History Month
Former DLEACS Student Recruited by Rutgers University Football Coach
Student Attendance “I-DLEACS” Online Participation and NJDOE State Assessment Scheduled for 2021

Please read the attached memorandum and assessment calendar.

DLEACS' Self-Assessment for Determining Grades under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act


Dr. Ty's You Tube Channel: Black America's Health

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School's physician launches You Tube channel focusing on the health of Black America.

2020 Dental Needs Survey for Parents of Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Child Care Funding for School Aged Students Funding Available

A new $150 million program has been created to provide child care support to New Jersey families, who are not eligible for the state Child Care Subsidy Program, but are in need of either full or part-time child care due to their child's school's remote learning schedule.

DLEACS Fall Reopening Family & Faculty/ Staff Surveys

Please take the family survey or faculty/staff survey for input towards fall reopening.

DLEACS Virtual Graduations & Music Concert!

Watch DLEACS first virtual 8th Grade and Kindergarten Graduations, and Music Concert!

DLEACS Health Related Closure Plans
DLEACS and National Summer School Institute
DLEACS First Virtual Music Concert!
NJ DOE Requests Feedback in Parent Survey for the Reopening of School parent input needed


Notice of Virtual Public Board Meeting
Performance Report Released for Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School Performance Report Snaphot

DLEACS' students growth meets standards in Math and exceeds standards in ELA as compared to growth in other students!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORTS                                                                                                                                     

Governor Murphy Announces NJ Schools Closed through June

iDLEACS platform continues with online learning. and plans for virtual graduation.

NJ Human Services Announces 36 Million in Additional Food Assiatance snap

Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in May to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resources for NJ Parents, Families, Communities & Professionals

Information webpage and guidance for New Jersey families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The President's Stimulus Package

Calculate how much you’ll get from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks.

Executive Order for Child Care Centers in New Jersey

Executive Order 110 mandates all child care centers must close in New Jersey with few exceptions. 

Mayor Fulop Announces Two Testing Centers Will Open in Jersey City Testing JC

Read the details and testing requirements for COVID-19 of residents in Jersey City.

Public Comments for Board Meeting board meeting

The board of trustees of Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School will hold its scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 6:30 pm.  We invite members of the community to send us public comments which can be read aloud and discussed.


No after school or aftercare will be available from March 16, 2020, through April 17 at DLEACS due to planning for the prevention or spread of COVID-19. Read DLEACS SCHOOL NEWS here.

Literacy Fun Day! Cat in the Hat Boy Photo

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.", Albert Einstein

American Heart Challenge Mr. Daly and his Students

Through Kids Heart Challenge, kids learn jump rope skills, how their heart works and raise money to help kids with special hearts. 

Read Across America Group Photo

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a Book. - Dr. Seuss.

Black History Month Program Alicia Henry and Dancers
DLEACS Receives Charter School Renewal!

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Commissioner, Dr. Repollet, has renewed Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School’s (DLEACS) October 2019 application for a 5 – year Charter, for a period of 5 years through June 30, 2025: The school will remain on probation.

Robert Hampton of the Lincoln Lions discusses "Excellence" with Students Robert Hampton discusses excellence DLEACS students

Robert Hampton visits middle school boys to help them envision their future.

UPDATE: DLEACS will close on 3/16/20 through 3/20/20

No after school or aftercare will be available from March 16, 2020 through March 20, 2020 at DLEACS due to planning for the prevention or spread of COVID-19.

Please read the letter to families regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DLEACS Observes 100 Days of School 100 Days of School

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. 

SchoolSafety.gov Launches to Help Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Law Enforcement Prepare for Threats

DHS, ED, DOJ, HHS team up to provide government-wide resources for local schools and educators

DLEACS Student Receives Full Scholarship to Attend Hudson Catholic Regional High School! Alicia Henry and Administration
First Lady Tammy Murphy Announces Family Festival in Jersey City  JC FF - Flyer English

The Family Festival comes to Jersey City, as part of Nurture NJ, a statewide awareness campaign that seeks to reduce the state’s high maternal and infant mortality rates and ensure equitable access to maternal and infant care.

Holiday Visitors in the Spotlight Principal brewer and HCPO

Many visitors gifted our students this holiday season. Read about our special visit from the Hudson County Prosecutors Office! 

DLEACS Kicks off the Holiday Season with a Win at the Snowflake Awards Winning photo at 2019 snowflake award
Sounds of the Season

DLEACS students perform holiday classics for the winter concert.

Office of Charter and Renaissance Schools Renewal Visit

DLEACS engages in the charter school renewal application process.

Halloween at DLEACS Principal brewer with Ms. West students
Parent Pasta Night

See photos of PASTA NIGHT!

Principal Brewer Shares Academic Resources for Parents James Brewer, principal

Principal Brewer shares a personal note and academic resources for DLEACS families.

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Notice of Public Hearings for New Jersey’s State Plan for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.

DLEACS and GOOD GRIEF Good Grief Flyer

DLEACS partners with the statewide organization God Grief to support families grieving the death of a loved one.

DLEACS Probation Status
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

See photos here..

Music & Art Show

DLEACS' halls were aflutter with activity in anticipation of our annual music and art show. 

Community Health Fair Vendors at the Community Health Fair!

Nurse Garcia lines up twenty six vendors to serve DLEACS and the larger community at the Community Health Fair!

Students Medal in Competition at NJ Science Olympiad! Science Olympiad

DLEACS students medal in competition for fifth year in a row! 

Princeton University Welcomes DLEACS Students reading thesis

Students get a welcome reception from one of our country's most prestigious educational institutions.

Summer School Open to the Residents of Jersey City Balala and Friends

DLEACS will open its doors to Jersey City children ages 6-13 session from July 8, 2019, through August 2, 2019.

DLEACS School Performance Report
News of Science & Technology Week Science Kids
Early Learning Advantage Students with younger ones
College & Career Fair Rutgers Tevin Resse with students

DLEACS held its 2nd annual college and career fair!

St. Patricks Day Parade group shot
Winter Honors Assembly 3rd graders with certficates
Brenda Blackmon Celebrates Read Across America Day with DLEACS! Blackman with Students

Multi Emmy Award Journalist and News Anchorwoman join Jersey City community members to read to students.

High School Acceptances

DLEACS students receive acceptances from some esteemed high schools around the county.

Black History Month Program Black History Month

Students perform for the annual black history month program.

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!

Sounds of the Season

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

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 in the Community teachers in cafaetera

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


DLEACS Honors Assembly Kids in K
Payment Assistance from Gas & Electric (PAGE) AHA
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.

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.

DLEACS Pre- College Initiative njcu entrance phto
Halloween Heroes Mr. Depeine


Important Information for Parents
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.

PARCC Testing Schedule and Information for Parents
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
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.

Honorable Mentions on Our Scholars High School Acceptances

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

Interactive Media Presentation DJ Ovvaflow

DJ Ovaflow visits DLEACS for Interactive Media presentation

Career Fair Students ask questions

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


Higher Etiquette & Mentoring Institute Mr. Brewer and Higher

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

School Climate and Transformation Survey

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

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. 

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!


PARCC Testing information

Very important memo from Principal Brewer regarding PARCC standardized testing.

Parent Survey due on 4/19/18 for Student Credit
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.

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

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.

Glee Club at JAX! Glee Club

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

Notes in the Pages of History Students

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

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. 

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. 

STEM Junior Scholars stem presentation

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

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.

Happy New Year!
DLEACS Honors Assembly Eighth Grade Honors

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

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!

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. 

Halloween parade for Grades K-3 Halloween Bride

Students in Halloween costumes enjoy a contest for best dressed!

Geo Derice visits DLEACS! GEO

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

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.

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.

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.

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! 

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.

Annual Music & Art Show Art Show Visitor

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

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.

Stakeholder Survey Due 5/26/ 2017

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

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!

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

"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. 

Music Band performs at Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

Sustainability Grant funds Greenhouse

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

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!