Marion P. Thomas Charter

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  • Uniform, Footwear & Accessories Drive & Fundraiser

    Due to the overwhelming number of requests to help support our families in need, we are conducting a Uniform, Footwear and Accessories Fundraiser. Please help us stock an emergency closet for our students. No donation is too small or too great! Thank you for your support. You can drop off accessories and footwear donations at:

    • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 198 Chadwick Ave., Newark, NJ. (beginning Sunday)
    • Saint James AME church, 588 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ (beginning Sunday)
    • Smyrna Baptist Church, 358 15th Ave., Newark, NJ (beginning Sunday)
    • SELECT Academy, 88 Shipman St., Newark (beginning Tuesday)
    • To make a monetary donation click here

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  • An Important Message to our Village

    Uniform Policy

    Letter to our Village

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  • Important Update: Temporary Location Change for PAC Academy

    Dear PAC Academy Families:

    There have been delays renovating the PAC Academy school facility and it will not be ready for the start of the school year.  As a temporary space, we will be using the school building at 18 Norfolk St., across the street from the MPTCS High School of Culinary and Performming Arts' parking lot, and only a 5-minute drive from Burnet St.  Directions for drop-off and pick-up are below.  We look forward to seeing you on Monday, August 27th.  Remember the first week of school are half days (school begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.)

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  • MPTCS High School Students Featured in the Music Video "FLY"

    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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