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Week Four and Spring Break: An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | April 10, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Dear FAmily, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we close out Week 4 of online instruction and move into Spring Break. The beginning of Spring Break means we will temporarily pause online instruction and meal pickup services, resuming both on Monday, April 20.* Until then, I hope everyone has an opportunity to…

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Much to Celebrate: An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good evening, FAmily, During our third week of online instruction, many students across our organization took a series of online assessments. While this is the rather unglamorous part of our job, these important assessments give us great insight and information about how our students are progressing in their journey toward college. For our students, this…

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Week Two: Complete! An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good evening, FAmily, Today completes Foundation Academies’ second week of online instruction, and as I reflect on all that has happened within the past two weeks, one word keeps coming to the surface: BALANCE. For many of us, achieving a sense of balance in these rapidly changing times has been hard. We recognize that before…

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Week One: Complete! An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Dear FAmily, Our first week of online instruction is in the books! I’d like to pause here to take a moment to reflect on all that has happened in the past seven days. We have moved more than 1,000 K-12 students from a traditional classroom model to a complete remote learning model in a matter…

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On a Positive Note… An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Dear FAmily, Just a quick update on what is happening… As you probably know, we are closed for students beginning March 16 through March 27, with all in-person instruction and special events postponed until further notice. Students have moved to online learning using the Google suite of software tools: Google Meet, Google Hangout, and Google…

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Students Celebrate Black History Month with Interactive Performance at Grounds for Sculpture

By Michelle Lawlor | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Foundation Academies’ students are bringing Black History to life with an interactive performance at Grounds for Sculpture on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Blacks in Wax event will feature 11 students in grades three through six performing as influential African-American leaders of the past and present.  Drawing inspiration…

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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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