|Name||: Bergen Arts and Science Charter School|
|School Type||: State of NJ Public Charter School|
|First Year||: 2007 – 2008|
|Chartered for||: K-12|
|Max Enrollment||: 1040|
|District of Residency||: Garfield, Lodi and Hackensack|
A charter school is a public school that operates as its own Local Education Agency (LEA) under a charter granted by the Commissioner. The New Jersey Department of Education is the State Education Agency (SEA) and sole charter school authorizer in New Jersey and is responsible for setting the standards for and holding current and future public charter schools accountable for providing New Jersey students with a high quality public education.
- FAQS (http://www.njcharters.org/understand-charter-schools)
- Facts about Charter Schools: (Youtube video)
- Resources (http://www.njcharters.org, http://www.publiccharters.org)
The Bergen Arts and Science Charter School’s (BASCS) mission is to provide the ideal environment for the intellectual and social development of its students by utilizing acombined effort of students, educators, families, and the community as a whole.
Bergen Arts and Science Charter School believes an effective and adequate education necessary for the citizens of the future relies heavily on a multidimensional academic curriculum in which all core subjects will be blended together through various teaching methods while promoting the development of a strong character that supports and respects society.
Bergen Arts and Science Charter School believes that focusing on an overall high academic achievement includes providing opportunities for individual skills and talents to develop to higher levels.
Bergen Arts and Science Charter School fosters an atmosphere that promotes enthusiasm on the part of BASCS teachers and students alike, through the challenging academic program, interesting co-curricular activities, and positive rewards for success, resulting in students who seek further challenges and have the desire to continue on the educational path. At BASCS students exhibit the love of learning to the extent of choosing challenging, even competitive academic activities.