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Welcome to Great Oaks Legacy

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a free, open-enrollment public charter school system in Newark, New Jersey, educating students from Pre-K to 12th grade. 

The Great Oaks Legacy Community

Our community is built on genuine and meaningful relationships among students, families, staff and our partners in greater Newark.

Careers

Whether you are looking to teach, lead a school, coach educators, support school culture, join our operations team, or work at our network office – we have an opportunity for you!

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Americorps Fellows

Fellows play an integral role in our school community by providing small groups of students individualized instruction, mentorship, and enrichment opportunities each day.

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Video Stories

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News

From our tutor program to tree planting to student achievements, the News section covers it.

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Locations

Seven campuses in Newark, NJ

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Achievements

$24,204,036

First-Year College Scholarships

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93%

High School Graduation Rate

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82%

Total College Matriculation Rate

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2,000+

Enrolled Students

News & Events

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Black History is American History

Nathan Duguid, Great Oaks Legacy Charter High School senior at and member of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' 2023-24 Rising Leaders Initiative, reminds us: Black history is American history.

“Only through consistent effort can we ensure that the richness of Black history becomes an intrinsic part of our collective consciousness and that the ideals of justice and equality are upheld every day of the year, 24/7/365.”--Nathan Duguid

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