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Kindergarten Graduation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:00 am
The Gordon Theater
Rutgers University-Camden
314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102

6th Grade Moving-up Ceremony
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm
STEM Upper Elementary School
549 Cooper Street, Camden NJ 08102

8th Grade Graduation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm
The Gordon Theater Rutgers University-Camden
314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102

12th Grade Graduation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at
6:00 pm BB&T Pavilion Center 1 Harbour Blvd, Camden, NJ 08103


NJ grad on honoring late dad with 4.0 GPA, being salutatorian Karina Velez had promised her dad Roger she’d graduate, but went beyond that. Watch full interview at Fox29 news

Camden charter offers all college classes to seniors | NJTV NEWS 6-21-17

This high school has an unlikely cure for senioritis Posted on June 14, 2017 at 1:39 PM |
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Rutgers Magazine | Spring 2017

A Big Step Forward
The LEAP Academy University Charter School, now in its 20th year, is the successful fulfillment of Gloria Bonilla-Santiago’s bold vision to change the lives of underserved Camden children through education. Click here to learn more

Education Post | June 2, 2017
The Woman Behind the Miracle on Cooper Street in Camden. " Poverty is not Permanet" Click here for full interview

May 22, 2017 | SNJ Today

State Farm Youth Board Donates $50,000 to Camden Leap Program. Click here to learn more

May 22, 2017|
Cream of the crop: Camden students get 50K to expand urban farming.
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Parent Notification for the Biometric Finger Scanning system

On May 5th, seven LEAP Academy 8th grade ladies had the opportunity to attend the Women of the Dream, 2nd Annual STEM Conference for Girls, held at Drexel University. Throughout this fun-filled day, our LEAP students joined about 100 girls of color from other schools in Camden, as well as schools in Philadelphia, for STEM-geared activities that included conference speakers who were women of color in STEM fields, making spaghetti towers to hold a marshmallow, using 3D and laser printers, and participating in a Nitrogen ice-cream demonstration. Our LEAP students would like to thank Women of the Dream CEO, Leslie Morris for ensuring that our students were not only invited but that they enjoyed their time and were educated while doing so! We look forward to next year’s conference and we are happy to have our girls aspire to careers in STEM.

Camden student made a promise to her dying dad and keeps it in a big way
April 6, 2017 — 6:45 AM
Karina Velez and two of her friends in college composition class as they checked on a computer and found out that Velez was granted entry to the Parsons School of Design. Click here for full story

April 26, 2017

LEAP is 100% compliant and passed the lead testing requirements from the state. Click here to see full report.

Our school is committed to protecting  students, teacher, and staff health. To protect our community and be in compliance with the Department of Education regulation, LEAP Academy has tested our school's drinking water for lead. Click here to learn about our testing results


Harvey-Carr is being highlighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer February 24, 2017 _ by Chris Melchiorre Click here to read story

Congratulations 11th grade student and Alfredo Santiago Scholar, Hawirk Munoz, on receiving the Widener University High School Leadership Award! Award winners who choose to enroll at Widener are named Apogee Scholars and receive a $20,000 scholarship over four years. Hawirk joins a cohort of 11th grade students across the region who are being celebrated by Widener for having demonstrated courage by standing up for what is right, finding a way to address a wrong, or making a difference in a significant way at his or her school or community. Each year winners are recognized at the National Constitution Center and are invited to participate in a leadership development conference at Widener. We are very proud of Hawirk and her accomplishments and we look forward to her continued success! Click here to learn more

November 30, 2016 |
How students hope to feed the hungry in city's food desert by By Greg Adomaitis
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November 21, 2016 | Courier-Post
LEAP Academy school recruited a pediatrician for its new health and wellness clinic for students, Learn more about the health clinic

Vegetable gardens coming to downtown Camden November 23, 2016 | The Inquierer

The project, developed by students from LEAP Academy University Charter School, will receive $50,000 from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, LEAP officials announced Tuesday. Students can start planting vegetables this spring in the planters, which currently hold seasonal flowers. Learn more about the project

Boys Soccer: LEAP Academy eager to kick off inaugural season By Kyle Phillippi | For NJ Advance Media on September 07, 2016
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LEAP Academy is being highlighted in the New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of 4 Inspiring Urban Success Stories | September 2016 Click here to read full story

LEAP Academy is being highlighted on The Washigton Post By Colby Itkowitz Click here to read full story

Camden County High School Celebrates 12th Year with 100 Percent Graduation Rate By NBC10