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Quick Hits and Actionable Feedback: Training Olympic-Level Teachers: North Star Academy Charter School

A carefully designed professional development system provides teachers with ongoing classroom observations from peer instructional leaders. This intense and ongoing coaching of teachers helps ensure that students, many of whom enter North Star well behind their grade-level peers, recover lost academic ground and steadily climb the mountain to college. Read the transcript of Training Olympic-Level Teachers. Read the North Star National Blue Ribbon Schools application. Return to the general introduction to North Star Academy Charter School

Contact Information

Principal and Co-Founder James Verilli
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark
10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102-3106
Telephone: (973) 642-0101
Web site/URL: http://www.uncommonschools.org/nsa/home/index.html
E-mail: pinbasekaran@northstaracademy.org

Student Demographics

2010-2011 School Year: 909 Students, K – 12

Black or African American 83%
Hispanic or Latino 16%
Asian 1%
Student mobility rate during the past year 8%
Students with Limited English Proficiency 0%
Students eligible for subsidized meals 80%
Students Receiving Special Education Services 7%