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

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

 

Success in SIXTEEN Seconds! So impressed with the students I met today @EnergySmartCS #Algorithm

Gov. Christie visits Somerset to see how a tech-focused charter school is modernizing education

During a tour of the Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School, Gov. Chris Christie hailed the tech-focused charter as an example for future. At a news conference, the governor expressed why the charter school that offers students a technology focused curriculum should be a model for other schools.

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“With current enrollment at 336 students, growth is anticipated to reach 426 students by the 2016-2017 school year. As a tier 1 public school, you are inspiring the development of more cutting edge classrooms across New Jersey,” Christie said. The school’s staff agrees.

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE MEETS WITH STUDENTS AT ONE OF THE TOP NEW JERSEY CHARTER SCHOOLS

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (WABC) -- Charter schools are growing rapidly in New Jersey, and one charter school is among the top in the state. Governor Chris Christie is meeting with students at the Thomas Edison Energy Smart School, a school where robots and high-tech are part of the everyday curriculum. The 6th and 7th graders showed Governor Christie the robots they built.

 

One was even on the International Space Station. What you hear from the kindergarteners through 7th graders at the charter school is excitement.

Christie Visits Somerset Charter School

A charter school with academic achievements that seem out of this world, ones that are NASA experiments that soar to the International Space Station. “When it comes back from the International Space Center we’re going to see the difference in microgravity to gravity,” said Principal Oguz Yildiz.

 

Today, Gov. Chris Christie witnessed the academic prowess of these aspiring engineers at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Somerset, including one student predicting and solving a Rubik’s Cube in seconds. On the 20th anniversary of the state Charter School Act, the governor came here to tout this charter school’s successes as a model.

Christie visits Franklin to highlight charter school opportunities

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday toured the innovative and growing Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School (TEECS) in Franklin, Somerset County, continuing his mission to improve New Jersey’s public education system and marking the 20th anniversary of the state Charter School Act. “Seeing students excited and exceling in an innovative environment, it’s no wonder seats in this growing public school are so sought-after by area families,” Christie said.

Governor Christie Highlights Charter School Opportunities That Will Secure The Future For New Jersey’s Next Generation

Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today toured the innovative and growing Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School (TEECS) in Franklin Township, Somerset County, continuing his mission to improve New Jersey’s public education system and marking the 20th anniversary of the state Charter School Act. “Seeing students excited and exceling in an innovative environment, it’s no wonder seats in this growing public school are so sought-after by area families,” Governor Christie said. “As a Tier-1 school, TEECS is inspiring more cutting-edge classrooms across New Jersey where students have exposure and opportunities that will allow them reach their full academic potentials and grow into an up-and-coming workforce.

Changing The Face Of Education In New Jersey

Today, Governor Christie is visiting the temporary location of the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School (TEECS) in Franklin Township, Somerset County, to highlight his continued commitment to investing in innovative educational opportunities for all of New Jersey’s school children. Since the beginning of his administration, Governor Christie has demonstrated a commitment to investing in innovative, successful charter schools that outperform and exceed expectations at every level.

Christie Highlights Charter School Opportunities That Will Secure The Future

Trenton, NJ – Governor Chris Christie today toured the innovative and growing Thomas Edison Energy Smart Charter School (TEECS) in Franklin Township, Somerset County, continuing his mission to improve New Jersey’s public education system and marking the 20th anniversary of the state Charter School Act. “Seeing students excited and exceling in an innovative environment, it’s no wonder seats in this growing public school are so sought-after by area families,” Governor Christie said. “As a Tier-1 school, TEECS is inspiring more cutting-edge classrooms across New Jersey where students have exposure and opportunities that will allow them reach their full academic potentials and grow into an up-and-coming workforce. To that end, in the days and weeks ahead, my administration will continue to facilitate the expansion of successful public charter schools and the opening of new ones, unlocking the potential and supporting the success of students not always realized in a traditional school environment.

Westfield H.S. newspaper marks 80th year

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

On Feb. 12, students at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School in Franklin had a very exciting day, celebrating Thomas Edison's birthday with a few events.  The morning began with a visit from local Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan Jr.  Diegnan is a deputy speaker as well as a parliamentarian.  He is involved in many committees including: Education - Chair , Consumers Affair - Vice Chair and Regulated Professions.

 

While he was visiting the school, Diegnan enjoyed a tour and visited the K-2 classrooms. He also met with some department chairs teachers and the school's Green Team coordinator.

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See the top charter scores in New Jersey for PARCC

Here are the top New Jersey charter schools in grades 3 though 11 for math and language arts categories for the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) exams.

The PARCC test results placed students in five categories. These rankings reflect the schools in each category that had the highest percent of students in Level 5, defined as "Exceeding Expectations."

Language Arts scores run straight through grades 3-11. Math runs through grades 3-7 and then largely shifts to subject areas.

To look up any public schools or district in New Jersey, use the tool at the bottom of this post. And please note, the tool takes time to load. Once it's ready, you'll see a list of districts and school names begin to appear:

Officials tour Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

FRANKLIN – (Somerset) – New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner David Hespe and Chief Innovation Officer Evo Popoff visited the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School, according to a statement.

 

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Halloween

SOMERSET — The Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter Elementary School decided to trunk or treat outside for Halloween.

 

The students grabbed candies from our parents' cars and had lots of fun.

Charter school opens with exorbitant waiting list

Six hundred children are on waiting list for Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School

BY STELLA MORRISON

Staff Writer

After three years of planning and paperwork, the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School (TEECS) opened its doors in September for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Two Middlesex Vo-Tech schools are gold, according to magazine ranking

Two schools in the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District received gold-medal status in U.S. News and World Report's 2014 ranking of the best public high schools in the United States.

The Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison received a gold medal for the second consecutive year, ranking fourth among New Jersey high schools and 107th nationally. Last year, the Edison Academy was sixth in New Jersey and 146th in the nation.

Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School Has Busy December

Students and faculty at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School on Cortelyous Lane had a very busy December.

On Dec. 15, students, parents and faculty delivered crates of food and more than $900 in cash to the Franklin Township Food Bank. The students raised the food and money during the course of the year.

The students also partnered with the state Department of Education to volunteer at the food bank, according to a release from the school.

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