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RVCC, Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Sign Agreement To Launch New Science Academy

 Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School (TEECS) of Somerset are launching a new academy this fall that will enable charter school students to pursue

anassociate degree while they are still in high school. The new partnership between RVCC and TEECS was formally established at a signing ceremony, held June 21 at the College’s Branchburg campus.

According to the agreement, the College and Charter School will partner to create the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School (TEECS) Academy for grades 9-12. Graduates of the TEECS Academy will

receive an Associate of Science Degree in General Science/Pre-Health Professional from the College and a high school diploma from TEECS.

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Holds Inaugural Innovation Day

About 150 students at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School showed off their best work Jun3 in the school’s first Innovation Day.

Students at the school, located on Pierce Street, were free to choose what projects they wanted to work on. Their choices ran the gamut from a hybrid of music and botany to computer programming to science.

Students lined hallways in the school with their projects, explaining the work to visitors.

The day was “an opportunity for our students to present any projects that they felt themselves to be very successful in throughout the year,” said Jenna Sandman, a music teacher. Sandman coordinated the day with Angela Crisafulli, a 7th Grade language arts teacher.

Student news: Thomas Edison Energy/Smart Charter School 06-01-2017

The VEX IQ Robotics team from the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in the Somerset section of Franklin competed in the National Competition in Iowa this spring and came home with a first-place award in designs and a second-place award in the Skills Challenge. They also went to Kentucky at the end of April for the VEX World Tournament. The school's team was the top in the state out of all other New Jersey teams and came in 50th out of 300 teams. 

Somerset charter elementary school ranks 2nd in the state

SOMERSET -- The lobby of the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School resembles the set of a Star Wars movie, only its the science project done by 5th graders who entered the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program held by NASA.

The project on the evaporation rates in space was among 25 student experiments selected from more than 2,500 from around the country that was carried aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket with the CRS-8 Dragon Spacecraft for a 30-day stay in the International Space Station in April.

Somerset charter elementary school ranks 2nd in the state

1 / 8 The school's 5th-grade project on the evaporation rates in space was among 25 student experiments selected to be carried aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket with the CRS-8 Dragon Spacecraft for a 30-day stay in the International Space Station in April, 2016. (Photos by Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

Christie Praises Charter Schools, TEECS, During Brief Township Visit

Saying that it’s the state’s obligation to “maximize” every child’s “God-given potential,” Gov. Chris Christie on May 16 said that New Jersey’s commitment to charter school expansion “will be strong” for at least the rest of his term. Christie made his statements at the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School on Cortelyous Lane, after touring the school with its principal, Oguz Yildiz. Christie visited the school on the 20th anniversary of the enactment of legislation providing for charter schools in the state.

From Official Twitter Account of the 55th Governor of New Jersey

 

 Governor Christie: It Is Our Job To Maximize The God-Given Potential Of Every Student

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