The Teaneck Community Charter School (TCCS) is part of a national initiative to improve the quality of public education. Charter school legislation was created to allow groups of parents and educators to create innovative educational alternatives within their own communities. Charter schools are public schools, funded with public money. They charge no tuition, and are open to all district children. New Jersey charter schools are accountable to the State Commissioner of Education. TCCS is committed to developing a model that can be replicated across the nation.
TCCS Mission Statement
It is the mission of (TCCS) Teaneck Community Charter School to provide a nurturing environment in which students realize their full intellectual potential and become self-directed learners, who make both pragmatic and creative use of basic skills and who understand and appreciate the cultural diversity of our society. The faculty, staff, parents, extended family, and other members of a child’s support network are committed to creating and operating a student-centered “learning community” which promotes and supports a child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge. This learning community will follow a “living curriculum” -- an experiential, interdisciplinary study that encompasses literacy, critical thinking, and responsible social interaction while empowering each child to demonstrate his/her unique interests and abilities.
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TCCS educational philosophy
TCCS is actively seeking partners to help fulfill our mission as a school. In order to serve as a national demonstration model, we need the help of committed partners in the public and private sector.
TCCS receives only 90% of the per pupil district expenditure. Charter school legislation does not allow for capital improvements.
Your investment into TCCS will help to build alternative public schools that move beyond the rhetoric and begin to prepare students to work in a rapidly-changing, diverse and technologically advanced society.
The rewards of this investment are countless. Not only will you help children succeed, but your investment will help us create a vision for public education in the 21st Century.