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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.

  • Dear Parents, LEAP Academy has been awarded a Farm to School grant to help our school eat more healthy, locally-grown foods. This Fall, we have activities for both you and your children. Please click the photo to read about the exciting activities we have scheduled!
  • Greetings from theCenter for College Access! Greetings from theCenter for College Access!
  • Camden County Best of Class 2014 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.
  • 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
  • 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

October 21| Philadelphia Inquere | Senate President Steve Sweeney stopped to have his photo taken with young students as he toured the LEAP Academy University Charter School
Read more click here | Photo of the visit

October 16 | By Kristina Pritchett | South Jersey Times
Camden LEAP Charter School students become nutrition ambassadors. Click here to read full article.

October 16 | Rutgers-Camden News Now | LEAP Alumni Rob Ransom Rutgers Law Student Returns to Camden to Make a Difference, Starts with Safe Halloween Event. Click here to read full article

October 13 | Courier-Post by Phil Dunn | Common threads for S.J. students? Uniforms make the grade Click here to read full article.

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

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

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

From Cradle to College: The LEAP Pipeline Video


LEAP Academy Open Enrollment 2015-2016

Open House –STEM Kindergarten to 8th grade / Wednesday, November 5 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
639 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ

Open House -STEM High School 9th -12th grade
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 9:30 am to 11:00 am
532 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ

Public Lottery:   Thursday, December 4 | 6:00 pm
639 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ

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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,