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Foundation Collegiate Academy to Host Feb. 27 College and Career Fair Open to All Trenton-Area High School Students

By Michelle Lawlor | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
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On Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m., Foundation Collegiate Academy (FCA) will host its 5th Annual College and Career Fair. All Trenton-area high school students are encouraged to attend this free and unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, and technical programs.   “Attending college fairs is an integral part…

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Foundation Academy Parent Charlotte Tullo Joins with NJCSA: Supreme Court Must Include All Public Schools In Court-Ordered Plan For School Facilities Funding

By Michelle Lawlor | February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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We are so proud of our #FAmily member and grandparent Charlotte Tullo, who has joined with parents from Paterson, Newark, and Camden, along with the New Jersey Charter School Association, to file briefs with the New Jersey Supreme Court in the long-running Abbott v. Burke line of cases.  In her compelling Op-Ed published in The…

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Celebrating Scholar-Athlete Successes in the 2019-20 Season

By Michelle Lawlor | February 3, 2020 | 1 Comment
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Our Middle and High School student-athletes have been hard at work this year, showing up as leaders in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. At Foundation Collegiate Academy (FCA), Boys and Girls Soccer both had seasons full of triumph and strong growth, our first-ever Girls Volleyball team had a successful inaugural season,…

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Foundation Collegiate Academy Scholar-Musicians Perform at Historic Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University 

By Michelle Lawlor | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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On December 19, our Foundation Collegiate Academy (FCA) students performed their Winter Orchestra Concert at the historic Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, Princeton University.  Opened in 1894, Richardson Auditorium has hosted a wide range of events over its long history, including lectures, meetings, commencement ceremonies, religious services, as well as pep and political rallies. In…

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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: John Jackson

By Michelle Lawlor | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments
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FAmily, we’d like to introduce you to John Jackson, a member of our Leadership Council and volunteer. Recently, we had an opportunity to sit and chat with John to ask him a few key questions about his experience with Foundation Academies. What do you like most about volunteering with Foundation Academies?“I think it’s the common…

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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Kimme Carlos

By Michelle Lawlor | December 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
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FAmily, we’d like to introduce Kimme Carlos, a new member of Foundation Academies’ Board of Trustees, Leadership Council, and volunteer. Kimme is a public speaker, advocate, and author, and is the Founder and Executive Director of the Urban Mental Health Alliance: Advocating for Healthy Minds in Urban Communities. Recently, we had an opportunity to sit…

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Foundation Academies Receives $180,000 Grant from Arts & Letters Foundation to Equip Every Student Grades 3-12 with String Instrument

By Michelle Lawlor | December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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TRENTON – Foundation Academies has received a generous grant of $180,000 from the Arts & Letters Foundation to expand its signature K-12 strings orchestra program over the next three years, introducing its scholars to string instrument instruction beginning in Grade 3, as well as equipping every student in Grades 3-12 with their very own take-home…

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Foundation Academies Intermediate School Teacher Ayesha Qureshi Featured as Community House Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Michelle Lawlor | December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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We’re SO proud of our Intermediate School teacher Ayesha Qureshi, who was recently featured in the 50th anniversary celebration of Community House, a Princeton University Pace Center program designed to support the academic success and social-emotional wellness of underrepresented youth in our community. In the video below, listen as Ayesha shares her journey with Community…

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Student Enrollment Now Open!

By Michelle Lawlor | December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Student applications for the 2020-21 school year are now open. Foundation Academies only holds one open enrollment period per year, and this is it! Please share with your networks on social media and beyond.  Note that all students currently on a waiting list MUST RE-APPLY for the 2020-21 school year, and applications must be received…

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Volunteer Appreciation Spotlight: Jacqueline Griffith

By Michelle Lawlor | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
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FAmily, we’d like to introduce Jacqueline Griffith, Foundation Academies’ new Board of Trustees President and longtime volunteer. Recently, we had an opportunity to sit and chat with Jacqui to ask her a few key questions about her experience with Foundation Academies.  What do you like most about volunteering at Foundation Academies?For me, it’s always about…

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