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Great Oaks Legacy Charter School (GOLCS), a high performing Newark-based public charter school system, is continuing a long-standing partnership with Arman Roy Foundation that focuses on providing STEM enrichment programs and resources for students.  Currently, Arman Roy Foundation is sponsoring a coding curriculum through Brainybots at the GOLCS Legacy Campus in Newark’s South Ward that has greatly benefited students. 

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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

Click here to read Nathan’s article 

Teacher Pathway Program

Read about Tricia Alcaraz, a proud first-grade teacher at great Oaks Legacy Charter School, and her journey into the classroom with long nights of studying, financial worries, tests – and support from a Newark nonprofit called Gateway U. Gateway U helps students earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 2 years at an affordable cost.

Every Senior Applied to College

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School class of 2023 has earned more than $16 million in
four-year renewable scholarships. The graduating class celebrated at the annual Senior

Collaboration with Nork! Project

The Nork! Project hosted a workshop at Great Oaks Legacy High School, providing students
the opportunity to explore their sense of belonging in the city.

How To Apply

To enroll your child with Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, visit Watch this How to Apply video for a brief overview.

College Admissions

Tips To Ensure Student Success in College Admissions
by Aileen Moner,
Network Director of College and Career Success, Great Oaks Legacy Charter School

Dleta Sweat

NJPCSA Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week Honoring Public School Teachers in New Jersey. 

More Trees for Newark

U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under
Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Dr. Homer Wilkes, and White House Senior