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The LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Partnership) Academy University Charter
School is a kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) public charter school that serves Camden City with one core principle: all children and families deserve access to a quality public education.

  • 2014 Graduation Congratulations Class of 2014 LEAP's largest graduating class yet with 120 students. Click photo to see pictures of the event.
  • Kindergarten Prommotion Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony 2014 Click photo to see promotion ceremony pictures.
  • CLC Annual Report 2012-2013 Camden County Best of Class 2014 Camden County Best of Class 2014 recognized outstanding LEAP STEM/Upper LEAP senior students on May 6th at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom/Scottish Rite Theatre. Click the photo to read the full Report.
  • Queen Latifah Show Dr. Santiagos apperance at the Queen Latifah Show Queen Latifah's tribute to educators on "Teacher's Appreciation Day"
  • alt="YES Institute"/> Congratulations LEAP Students LEAP Academy University Charter School is proud to announce the recipients for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program - STEM Academy Seniors Cindy Le and Destiny Bingham. Click photo to read more
  • Annual Walkathon The 2014 Spring Concert Click photo for pictures of the event.
  • A Successful High School In A Troubled Town A Successful High School In A Troubled Town At Leap Academy, 100 percent of the class is graduating. Founder Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago credits the school's success to smaller class sizes, a clean, safe environment and longer days. Michelle Miller reports.

News and Announcements

June 30 | Action News Philadelphia | CAMDEN, N.J. (WPVI) -- Excellence is the perfect way to describe the hardworking students and teachers at LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden.

For a decade straight, 100 percent of their students have earned their diploma and 100 percent are heading to college. This year is LEAP's largest graduating class yet with 120 students. Click here to see video clip


June 2|
Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago in Puerto Rico discussing her book at a book signing event hosted by Former Governor of Puerto Rico Sila Calderon. She also spoke about the LEAP Academy Model and how the model can be replicated in schools in Puerto Rico. check out the media clip.
El Nevo Dia 6-1-2014 | 5-28-2014 | 5-29-2014
El Vocero
El Diaglogo Digital (University of Puerto Rico Newspaper
Primera Hora

May 19 | Actions News LEAP Students received the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) | Click here to see the news

May 19 | Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago on CBS 3 News | Click here to see the interview
CBS 3 Evening News | Click here to see the interview

May 5
| Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago on Fox 29 Morning News, as special guest discussing her recent published book entitled "The Miracle on Cooper Street" and the LEAP Academy pipeline model's success. Click here to see the interview

The Women’s Roundtable 2014 | Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago participated on a roundtable hosted by SJ Magazine. Click here for more

May 8 | Rutgers–Camden and LEAP Academy Students Collaborate on Psychology Research Projects Throughout the spring semester, students in Mary Bravo’s Experimental Psychology Lab conducted a series of well-known experiments, trying to determine the validity of these benchmarks studies. Assembled into 12 groups, the students were met with mixed results, as they replicated or disavowed the respective conclusions. Click here for more

May 6 | KYW-TV (CBS3):  news story; “Founder Of Local Charter School To Be Honored On Queen Latifah Show”
Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago (Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy, CFAS and director, Community Leadership Center) discussed her new book and upcoming appearance on the nationally broadcast “The Queen Latifah Show” during an interview that appeared on an evening news broadcast. Click here to for more

April 15 | Miracle at Inner City School by NBC10, Renee Chenault-Fattah. Founder of the Leap Academy in Camden New Jersey, Gloria Bonilla-Santiago and one of her former students, Robert Ransom talk about the school's 100-percent success rate. Click here for video clip

April 14 | Triumph over Tragedy | By Tom McLaughlin University News Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor reflects on life and lessons learned in new autobiography | Click here for learned more

April 14 |
John E. Morgan Foundation Provides $1.5 million Challenge Grant to Advance Rutgers Center Seeking to Transform Early Childhood Learning in Camden | Rutgers University-Camden | Rutgers News | Click here to for full article

April 10| Rutgers-Camden announces $3 million in grants for early childhood education | By Jason Laday/South Jersey Times
Rutgers announces a significant funding initiative with the John E. Morgan Foundation to help the Rutgers–Camden Community Leadership Center transform early childhood education in Camden, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Click here to learned more

April 10 | Expanding LEAP Academy creates cradle-to-college fundby Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer Click here to learned more


From Cradle to College: The LEAP Pipeline Video

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

Thursday, June 19, 2014

All meetings are held at LEAP Academy High School (549 Cooper Street, Camden NJ.)
* Meetings begin at 6:00 pm (Call to confirm.)

FORMS FOR EMPLOYEES

Click here for Important forms for current LEAP Academy Employees,