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    The PARCC Power Program is an academic enrichment program designed to provide tutoring and support in reading and mathematics to scholars. This additional work, outside of the school day, will lead to greater understanding of key concepts and ultimately help them improve their score on the PARCC assessment.

    The PARCC Power program will run from Monday January 8th- Thursday April 26th, 2018. The schedules vary by campus click here for more information.

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  • Open House

    MPTCS High School of Culinary & Performing Arts will host an Open House for students considering high school options for the 2018-2019 school year.  Join us on Thursday, Jan. 25th, from 5-7 p.m. for an MPTCS high school experience, featuring culinary, performing arts and take a peak into a few classes.  To RSVP send an email to  


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  • Survey

    Greeting Parents/Guardians,

    We are at our half-way mark and we want to know how we are doing. Please voice your opinion by completing our family survey by the end of this week. If you completed the survey during parent teacher conferences, you do not have to complete again.

    ES Campus: Click Here

    Select Campus: Click Here

    MS Campus: Click Here

    HS Campus: Click Here



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  • MPTCS' CEO, Dr. Karen Thomas, was honored with the inaugural Education Innovator of the Year Award at the annual New Jersey Charter Schools Association Conference in Newark.  Dr. Land, MPTCS Chief Academic Officer, wrote a tribute to Dr. Thomas, who was selected forpi this amazing honor.  Dr. Thomas has spearheaded a number of innovative concepts during her tenure at MPTCS, including: establishing the first charter prekindergarten program; piloting the first single gender program at a charter school and Newark's only culinary & performing arts themed high school.  

    Dr. Thomas with award

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  • MPTCS High School of Culinary & Performing Arts served as the host venue for the premier screening of the music video "FLY."  The video, starring vocalist and songwriter April Peters, featured MPTCS high school scholars in a number of scenes at the school.  The inspirational video was directed by cinematographer Joshua James of REBEL Films Productions.  

    Check out the video by clicking here:  FLY featuring April Peters and the scholars of MPTCS directed by Joshua James

    April Peters photo


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