Accountability

Closure Process

If a school does not meet academic, fiscal and organizational standards that are outlined in its initial charter application and Performance Framework, the NJDOE will make the decision to close the school. When this does happen, the top priority is ensuring that students are not disrupted by this closure. The NJDOE works with local public schools, both district and charter, to find a school that meets the needs of each individual student.

New Jersey Charter School Dissolution Plan (Microsoft Word | PDF)

Closed Charter Schools as of March 5, 2014 effective June 2014

DENIED:
Commissioner approved the application but did not grant a final charter.

  • Patrick Douglas Charter School - August 26, 1999
  • Newark Prep Charter School - September 1, 2000
  • Roberto Clemente Charter School - August 14, 2001
  • Great Falls Charter School - August 23, 2004
  • Jersey Shore Charter School - August 23, 2004

REVOKED:
Schools which were operational but had the charters revoked by the Commissioner

  • REACH Charter School - April 18, 2000 effective immediately
  • Simon Bolivar Charter School - September 1, 2000 effective immediately
  • College Preparatory Academy Charter School - June 14, 2001 effective immediately
  • Greenville Community Charter School - April 11, 2001 effective June 30, 2001
  • Russell Academy Charter School - August 16, 2001 effective August 30, 2001
  • CALLA - June 12, 2002 effective June 30, 2002
  • Paterson Charter School for Urban Leadership - July 17, 2003 effective immediately
  • Franklin Charter School - July 22, 2003 effective immediately
  • Right Path Charter School - January 4, 2005 effective January 14, 2005
  • Benchmark Academy Charter High School - November 6, 2006 effective November 10, 2006
  • Mercer Arts Charter School - December 17, 2007 effective December 27, 2007
  • Schomburg Charter School – effective June 30, 2012
  • Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School – effective June 30, 2013
  • 100 Legacy Academy Charter School – effective June 30, 2013
  • City Invincible Charter School – June 30, 2014

SURRENDERED:
Either approved charter applications or operational schools which voluntarily surrendered their charter

  • Galloway Kindergarten Charter School - September 1, 2000
  • DELTA Community Charter School - February 26, 2001
  • Ridge and Valley Unity Charter School - May 14, 2001
  • Family Alliance - July 31, 2001
  • Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter School - August 15, 2001
  • Alexander Hamilton Charter School - October 12, 2001
  • Gilliard Charter School - November 1, 2001
  • Martha Chaneyfield Palmer Science and Technology Charter School - April 10, 2002
  • Green Willow Charter School - April 17, 2002
  • Atlantic City International Charter School - July 5, 2002
  • Bergen Hope Charter School - July 5, 2002
  • Performance Learning Charter School - August 14, 2002
  • Learning Center Charter School - June 30, 2003
  • Granville Charter School - June 30, 2004
  • Ecole de la Mer:  French Immersion Charter School of New Jersey - May 24, 2005
  • Pleasantville Charter School for Academic Excellence - June 30, 2005
  • TLC - September 20, 2006
  • Dr. Ellen G. Pressman Charter School - December 31, 2009
  • Charter High School for Environmental and Civic Studies (CHECS) - 2010
  • Trillium Charter School - June 6, 2010
  • Capital Prep Charter High School - June 30, 2011
  • Global Visions Charter School – January, 2012

CHARTERS NOT RENEWED:
Schools which were operational for the life of at least one charter and were not granted a renewal of the charter

  • Samuel DeWitt Proctor Academy Charter School - May 1, 2001 effective June 30, 2001
  • Greater Trenton Area Academic & Technology Charter School - December 17, 2001 effective June 30, 2002
  • Gateway Charter School - December 30, 2005 effective June 30, 2006
  • CREATE Charter School - March 1, 2010 effective June 30, 2010
  • Trenton Community Charter School - June 30, 2011
  • Emily Fisher Charter School – March 2, 2012 effective June 30, 2012
  • PleasanTech Academy Charter School – March 2, 2012 effective June 30, 2012
  • Oceanside Charter School – February 28, 2013 effective June 28, 2013
  • The Institute for Excellence Charter School – February 28, 2013 effective June 28, 2013
  • Liberty Academy Charter School – February 28, 2013 effective June 28, 2013
  • Renaissance Regional Leadership Charter School – June 30, 2014
  • D.U.E. Season Charter School – June 30, 2014
  • Greater Newark Charter School – June 30, 2014