District Weekly Updates

February 14, 2020

It’s time to celebrate!

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What does “The Gold Tie” represent?

We will have our first Gold Tie ceremony on Friday, February 20, 2020.


What does “The Gold Tie” represent? In AUL, the Gold Tie represents pride, success and achievement. It is also a symbol of the hard work seniors have put in the last four years and it is an end of the high school journey, that begins with a new one. Our students here at AUL put in hard work in order to receive their ties. These students wear their tie to show what they have accomplished. In order to acquire the tie, students must be accepted to a college or committed to a military branch.

AUL Charter Boys Basketball (18-3)

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Academy for Urban Leadership Charter got 21 points from Johan Castillo and 14 points from Franklin Rosario in defeating Academy Charter 57-43 in Perth Amboy.


Marcus Hill led Academy Charter with nine points.


Academy for Urban Leadership Charter won for the 13th time in 14 games to improve to 18-3 while Academy Charter fell to 7-12.

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AUL Charter Boys Basketball Upcoming Schedule

Feb 19 2nd Round Charter Playoffs

Feb 21 Championship game charter Playoffs

Feb 27 Paterson Charter

March 2 1st Round of States

March 4 2nd Round of States

March 6 Semi-Finals

March 9 Section Championship

Now accepting 2020-2021 applications

We are continuing to accept students at the middle school for 2019-2020 school year.
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Let's Get Stepping

Congratulations Miriam Rodriguez!


Week 4 Winner for the Walking Faceoff Challenge


Thank you to the Week 4 participants: Margaret Morales, Miriam Rodriguez, Maribel Martins, A. Williams, Nabaneeta. Mukherjee.



Please join us in Week 5!



Using an activity tracker, register your steps daily on the attached link https://www.aulcs.org/Page/1554#calendar2556/20200117/month


  • Click on the date on the calendar and register to log in your steps daily by 11 pm


HR will communicate the winner based on the highest weekly steps. (see attached flyer & photo of winner)

Did you know?

· The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles.

· Walking for regular activity can help reduce your risk of these common health problems

o Heart disease

o Obesity

o Diabetes

o High blood pressure

o Depression.

How to include more steps in your day

· Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have a dog, volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter. Or combine your activity with social time by joining a friend to walk his or her dog.

· Try music. A bouncy tune or something with a strong beat can make activity more enjoyable and help motivate you to walk farther or faster.

· Include the family. Instead of an afternoon movie, go for a walk or a hike together.

· Go in person. Instead of sending a work email, walk to your colleague’s desk.

· Walk while waiting. Take a walk instead of sitting when you’re early for an appointment or waiting for a flight.

· Schedule workday walks. Put reminders in your calendar for short walking breaks to ramp up your energy through the day. Have a one-on-one meeting? Plan to walk and talk.

· Park farther away. Choose parking spots farther away from the entrance. If you take a bus, get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way.

· Take the stairs. Even going down the stairs counts as steps and burns calories.

How far will you go today? Your goal will depend on your starting point. But nearly everyone can reap the benefits of walking more, step by step.

High School

Support Class of 2020

To place an order for the senior shirt this week, please email pvlastaras@aulcs.org. Below is the sample picture of the Class of 2020 shirt. The cost is $15.

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Barclay Street Campus

Pie in the face

Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School International Dinner!

This year, we have partnered with our PTO to, once again, have our International Dinner! It will be at the high school from 6-8 pm. This is an exciting program designed to promote staff, family, and community engagement. Families and community members donate food items and come together for a fun night. Tickets are just $5, and proceeds will be used for school activities. If you are interested in making a donation to the International Dinner, please see or email Ms. Valentin (lvalentin@aulcs.org).
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GoGuardian Digital Learning Teachers of the Week

Here are the top users for the week of January 27-31, 2020

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

Calendar of Events

NJCAP classroom assemblies at the middle school

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 9-11am

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

HISPA Presentation at the high school

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 9-11am

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

NJCAP classroom assemblies at the middle school

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 9-11am

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

School Board Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 6:30pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Early dismissal @ 12 Noon | Report Card Night 6-8 pm

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 12pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Early dismissal @ 12 Noon | Report Card Night 6-8 pm

Open House 6-8 pm

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 6-8pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

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.