District Weekly Updates

November 22, 2019

2019 EduJedi Gainer Award

The Learning Counsel - 2019 EduJedi Gainer Award

At the Learning Counsel’s 2019 Annual Gathering and National Awards event in Dallas, 27 innovative schools and districts were recognized for their transformational work in creating digital ecosystems that catalyze the learning experience and offer increased opportunities for both students and educators. Several Honorable Mentions were also recognized at the ceremony where top education executives from across the U.S. gathered to acknowledge the winners. The Learning Counsel also bestowed its three highest awards: The Industry Superhero award, The Education Superhero award, and the Lifetime Achievement award.

The Academy For Urban Leadership Charter School was awarded the 2019 EduJedi Gainer Award for its enthusiastic involvement in digital transition, utilizing technical devices and embracing change with students and teachers.

HISPA and Bristol-Myers Squibb Panel discussion

AUL hosted representatives from HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement) and Bristol-Myers Squibb for a panel discussion on college and career readiness.

Report Card Night - Tuesday, November 25, 2019

Report card night is Tuesday, November 25, 2019, from 6-8 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday are half days, with student dismissal at 12 PM.

GoGuardian Digital Learning Teachers of the Week

Here are the top users for the week of November 18-22, 2019.

What is digital learning?

Digital learning is any type of learning that is accompanied by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology.

Urban Leaders 21st Century Community Learning Center

Daily tutoring and homework assistance will precede enrichment activities running from 4 PM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday.

Activities include:
  • Monthly Field Trips to Colleges & Universities, Liberty State Park, Thomas Edison Museum and New York City Historic District Tour.
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Gaming
  • Fashion Design
  • American Sign Language
  • Art and Dance


Dinner and Snacks included daily

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Cooking with Chefs: Maka and Berb

High School Campus

Kathleen Barabas, Finance & Banking Executive visits AUL

Ms. Kathleen Barabas, Finance and Banking executive address Internship students of AUL. Also, she is a Board member at Caldwell University. The Finance & Banking Exec. made the rounds by connecting with School Counselors and Staff.

Barclay Street Campus

Students of the month

Calendar of Events

High School Open House

Monday, Nov. 25th, 6pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Report Card Night (Early dismissal @12 pm)

Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 6-8pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Staff will return for Report Card night @ 6 PM

Early dismissal @ 12 pm (Main Campus)

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 12pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Early dismissal @ 12 pm (Barclay Campus)

Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 12pm

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

Thanksgiving Break (All Campuses)

Thursday, Nov. 28th, 12am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 12am

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

All campuses are closed for Thanksgiving break.

About US

Founded in 2010 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School is one of Middlesex County's comprehensive Public Charter Schools that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades. The school operates under the terms of a charter granted by the New Jersey Department of Education.

When the school first opened in 2010, it did not have the books, tables, or classrooms necessary for students to be in an adequate learning environment. Even the principal, at the time, had to serve as a lunch aide. Since then, AUL has developed to help students receive the education they deserve. AUL has expanded by opening two new campuses, expecting to provide the opportunity for students to continue to succeed, with graduation and college admission, as two of its goals.



AUL offers an advanced academic track and AP courses.


AUL Mission: To employ an educational design and experience that merges the highest standards of academic excellence while fostering convictions and commitment to social and economic justice.