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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Al-Lateef Farmer

By Michelle Lawlor | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Al-Lateef Farmer first came to visit Foundation Academies in March 2019 and a month later began volunteering with us. Since then, he has continued to volunteer in a number of ways, quickly becoming part of our school FAmily.  Mr. Farmer participates in our monthly “Drop Everything and Read” literacy events by reading to our Primary…

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Facilities Upgrades Continue at Foundation Academies

By Michelle Lawlor | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Foundation Collegiate Academy isn’t the only facility that’s received upgrades and improvements this year, as a number of updates also took place at our K-8 West State Street facility over the summer.  We’re thrilled to announce the completion of three major projects at 363 West State Street:  The creation of a new, staff-only parking lot,…

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Foundation Academies Proudly Welcomes 30+ Student Teachers and Interns for 2019 Fall Semester

By Michelle Lawlor | October 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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This fall, Foundation Academies continues to expand its influence into the post-secondary world by hosting student teachers, classroom observation opportunities, and internships for more than 30 undergraduate and master’s degree program students from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Princeton University, Mercer County Community College (MCCC), Rutgers University, and New York University (NYU).  According to…

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Foundation Academy Intermediate School Launches Culinary Club With The Help of Chef Aaron Black

By Michelle Lawlor | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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By Krystal Cohen On Friday, September 20th, one classroom in Foundation Academy’s Intermediate School was abuzz with excitement during the second meeting of Culinary Club. Under the guidance of Chef Aaron Black, two groups of students created natural strawberry lemonade, squeezing fresh lemon juice and mashing strawberries, while another group of scholars decorated chocolate-covered pretzels. …

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Newly Renovated and Expanded Foundation Collegiate Academy High School Celebrates Grand Opening in Trenton

By Michelle Lawlor | October 2, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Upgrade Gives New Life to 100-Year-Old Former Holy Cross School in South Ward  TRENTON – A century-old South Ward school building began a new chapter today as Foundation Collegiate Academy (FCA) celebrated its $14M renovation and expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. FCA’s renovation marks Trenton’s second major public high school facility upgrade in 2019, providing…

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Foundation Collegiate Academy Affirms its Commitment to Educational Excellence in Trenton with $14M High School Facility Expansion and Renovation

By Michelle Lawlor | September 13, 2019 | 1 Comment
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As the 2018-19 school year came to a close and 65 graduating seniors bid Foundation Collegiate Academy (FCA) farewell, the work to complete the year-long expansion and renovation of our century-old high school facility kicked into high gear. With just eight weeks to finish the upgrade before students would return, the pressure was on.  Since…

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Putting Our Kids First: Always. FA Takes Decisive Action to Ensure Student Safety

By Michelle Lawlor | September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Foundation Academies’ 363 West State Street gymnasium is an important part of our daily culture, hosting a wide range of events, assemblies, physical education classes, and athletic activities. In early September, we were excited to see our newest middle schoolers enjoying their shirt ceremony, which was one of the first full-school events to be held…

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Foundation Academies Hosts Inaugural Civic Service Learning Summer Camp

By Michelle Lawlor | August 7, 2019 | 1 Comment
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This summer, a group of our middle and high school scholars participated in Foundation Academies’ first-ever Civic Service Learning (CSL) Camp, held at 363 West State Street from July 8-26.  Typically, CSL is offered as a course for our high school juniors. This summer camp experience expanded CSL to include middle schoolers for the first…

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$19K Matching Campaign – SUCCESS!

By Michelle Lawlor | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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This story must first begin with a message of MASSIVE gratitude for you, our ardent friends and supporters. What originally began in May as a campaign to raise funds for the members of the Class of 2019 to journey “to and through” college, by June 30 had evolved into a large, wonderful gift that can…

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Foundation Academy Middle School and Collegiate Academy Proudly Complete the 2019 Spring Concert Season

By Michelle Lawlor | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
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As we near the end of the school year and prepare for graduation and summer break, our calendar becomes increasingly active with joyful ceremonies and celebrations. The culmination of our Spring Concert season was no exception.  A busy year of music instruction in our Strings Program culminated with our final concerts of the season taking…

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