About Us

The mission of The Central Jersey Arts Charter School is to instill in the children of Plainfield a desire to learn and to grow academically and socially. The Arts will be used as a vehicle to inspire and engage children. The Arts will also serve as an avenue through which all students will have the opportunity to incorporate and to synthesize material learned to provide them with critical thinking skills to manage situations both in and outside the classroom.

Literacy and Language Arts, along with the other Core Curriculum Content Standards, will provide a strong academic foundation. An active dynamic arts program and character education program emphasizing individual and community responsibility will provide a strong, positive background necessary to make appropriate life choices. The emphasis on academic achievement will provide the tools, skills and knowledge the learners will need to perform above the state averages on Statewide Assessments and to achieve exemplary grades in all subject matter areas. This will open doors to the high school of their choice and encourage them to follow any avenue for higher education that they should choose.

Central Jersey Arts Charter School Title 1 Program
Title I is the largest program of federal funding in education, signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. President Johnson recognized the extremely difficult problem that children throughout the country were having with their reading, and mathematics. In an effort to help them catch up, extra attention, materials and teachers were provided by the Elementary Secondary Education Act, Title I (ESEA).

  • In 1981, President Ronald Reagan formed the Education Consolidation Improvement Act, Chapter I Basic (ECIA).
  • In 1988, the ECIA, Chapter I Basic program became the Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act of 1988.
  • In 1994, Congress passed a series of educational legislation, submitted by President Bill Clinton, strengthening the parent-school community partnerships.
  • On July 1, 1995, after reauthorization, the program is now Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
  • On December 2001, President Bush signed into law the “No Child Left Behind Act”.
  • The Title I law requires the meaningful involvement of parents in school level planning, development and design of initiatives to improve student achievement supported by Title I funds.


The purpose of Title I is to assist schools in improving student achievement, staff development and parental involvement. Schools utilize Title I funds to enhance their regular instructional program. Schools use funds to:

  • add highly qualified staff,
  • support parent and community involvement efforts,
  • improve staff development,
  • purchase additional instructional materials and supplies,
  • add technology and needed equipment.

Supplemental Educational Services

Supplemental Educational Services arefree tutoringservices designed to help students increase their academic achievement and meet the state standards. This assistance is available to eligible students at a time outside of the regular school day. As a parent of an eligible student, you have the option to request supplemental educational services for your child and select a supplemental service provider from the approved list located on the State Department of Education web site. Upon your request the school may assist you in selecting an appropriate provider. Below is a link which will direct you to the NJDOE approved providers list for Supplemental Educational Services. In addition, the chart below gives information on the per pupil allocation and number of students eligible for services this year. If you have any questions pertaining to this or any other programs related to the No Child Left Behind Act, please call and ask to speak to our NCLB Coordinator for further assistance.

2010-2011 NJ Approved SES Providers

Information on the school's achievement data can be located on the NJDOE website at the following link:


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