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Brilliant and Resilient Class of 2020: Where are students headed this fall?

By Michelle Lawlor | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
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(From left to right) Jose Guerra, Nevaeh Pickett, and McKayla Jackson are all heading off to college this fall! Congratulations, scholars! Check out where a few of our Brilliant and Resilient Class of 2020 graduates are headed this fall.  Nevaeh Pickett plans to major in Health Exercise Science, first attending Mercer County Community College, with…

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Our Path Forward – An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
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FAmily, We’ve made it!  Today, we mark the end of our school year as well as the graduation of the Class of 2020. The 2019-20 school year was unquestionably one of the most challenging and unique years that I can remember, and I am grateful to all of you who have continued “walking the walk,”…

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Brilliant and Resilient: Foundation Collegiate Academy Class of 2020 is 100% College-Bound

By Michelle Lawlor | June 12, 2020 | 1 Comment
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Trenton public charter school celebrates 7th consecutive year of 100% college acceptance milestone Despite the onset of a global pandemic and a pivot to online instruction in the final quarter of their senior year, Foundation Collegiate Academy’s (FCA) graduating seniors have once again achieved 100 percent college acceptance, marking the seventh consecutive year the Trenton…

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Standing in Solidarity: A Message from the Senior Leadership Team

By Graig Weiss | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Dear FAmily,  We stand together as we process our pain and outrage around witnessing yet another senseless murder of a Black American. Together, we mourn the losses of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless more Black Americans who have died at the hands of white people and police.  To be clear: Foundation Academies…

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The Other Sickness – A statement from our CEO

By Graig Weiss | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Dear FAmily, In recent months, we have written exhaustively about the disease that is spreading around our country and our world. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and created dramatic shifts to what we would consider “normal.” But there is another disease that thrives in people and systems across our nation, one…

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End of Week 10: Leaders Reflect on the Path Forward – An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good afternoon, FAmily, Last week marked the end of Week 10 of online instruction, and we headed into the 3-day Memorial Day weekend. It’s hard to believe we are so close to the end of the school year already, but here we are.  This will be the last in my series of updates centered around…

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Week Nine: Teachers Offer Their Best Advice – An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good afternoon, FAmily, Last week we wrapped Week 9 of online instruction, and it appears that the warm weather is finally here as we begin Week 10. I am looking forward to having more opportunities to spend time outdoors in the warm sunshine. We’re all well overdue for some good, old-fashioned Vitamin D. This week,…

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Week Eight: Teacher Appreciation Takes on New Meaning – An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good afternoon, FAmily, As you may have seen on our social media pages last week, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Every year we make it a point to celebrate our educators, but this year, it took on a much deeper meaning. I am so incredibly proud of how our teachers and staff have been able…

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Week Seven: Hearing from Our Teachers – An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Good afternoon, FAmily, This week we’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week and it couldn’t be more timely. After Governor Murphy’s school closure announcement earlier today, we are more determined than ever to celebrate our incredible educators and all that they are doing to support our scholars. As we wrapped up week 7 of online instruction last…

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Week Six: Walking the Walk – An Update from the CEO

By Graig Weiss | April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
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Dear FAmily, Over the past few weeks, the support from our entire school community – and I do mean community (staff, students, parents, Board members, and supporters) – has been nothing short of amazing.  But I also must admit that I have been surprised.  I’m not surprised by the caring and warmth shown by our…

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