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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.

  • Reason TV documents LEAP's success!!! Reason TV documents LEAP's success!!! How a Great School is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in America's Poorest City.
  • Comcast Newsmakers LEAP web Comcast Newsmakers LEAP web
  • LEAP Academy S.T.E.M High School Groundbreaking ceremony LEAP Academy S.T.E.M High School Groundbreaking ceremony Click here to see photos of the event.
  • Congratulations LEAP Studentsalt="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

News and Announcements

Greetings from the Center for College Access!
Google Computer Science Summer Institute! Apply Today!

"Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology."

Click here for Details Application deadline: March 5, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | TEACHER OPEN HOUSE,
from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at LEAP Upper Elementary Campus, 549 Cooper Street Camden, NJ 08102. The Teacher Open House will feature information on anticipated job openings including those in the science and math areas for the 2015-16 school year, an opportunity to visit our facilities and a chance to meet the district’s leaders, faculty and staff. Those who are interested in attending must e-mail their RSVP to maria.cruz@camden.rutgers.edu no later than Thursday, February 5, 2015

December 3 | Camden Students Offered Full Scholarsip to Rutgers
6 abc ActionNews.
click here to see video clip

December 1 | Academy prepares a LEAP forward
by Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer

The expansion of LEAP’s S.T.E.M. High School, which specializes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, will help the city’s largest charter school network continue to grow, said LEAP founder Gloria Bonilla-Santiago. Click here to read full story

2014 Rutgers/LEAP Alfredo Santiago Endowed Scholarship Gala: A Night of Miracles


March 2-6 | STEM High School Grades 9 -11 
(HSPA testing Grade 12)
March 9-13 | Upper Elementary School | Grades 4 - 8 
March 16 - 20 | Lower Elementary School  Grade 3   

All makeup will be done when your child
returns to school

February 24 | PAP Classes at Lower Elementary
Pre-K & Kinder Parents 5:30pm

February 25 | ESL Parent Class at Lower Elementary
5:00 pm—7:00 pm

African American History Month Celebration at Lower Elementary 5:30pm

PAP Classes at STEM HS  *All new 9th gr. Parents &  New 2014/2015: 1st-12th gr.

Click here download Parent Monthly Calendar


Thursday, February 19, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015

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


Click here for Important forms for current LEAP Academy Employees,