District Weekly Updates

November 1, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

What is Hispanic Heritage month all about?

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration-Middle School

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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

High School Campus

Positive Behavioral Intervention Support System - PBIS

On Tuesday, October 29, fourteen students were awarded for being Leaders, Engaging others, showing Respect, and coming Prepared to school.

When a staff member sees a student being a Leader, Engaging others, showing Respect, and coming Prepared they will give a Born to Perform ticket. This ticket will be filled out by the student and can be placed in areas around the school. At the end of a given time ticket, two tickets from each grade level will be selected. Those students that were selected and the staff members that gave a Born to Perform ticket to those students will be given prizes.

Examples of the prizes are:

● Gift Cards to local stores

● AUL Swag

● Dress down for a day

● Pizza with the (Vice Principal) School Administrator

● Cookout Day

● And others!

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Rutgers University School of Pharmacy - Visits AUL Science Students

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, AUL Charter hosted faculty, staff, and students from the Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. This was a great opportunity for students to learn about the vast array of opportunities in the field of pharmacy as well as enjoy a student's perspective on pharmacy from Year 1 to Year 5. AULCS students were invited to "A Day in the Life of A Pharmacy Student", which they are eager to participate in.

Barclay Street Campus

Students of the month

Calendar of Events

Middle School Closed

Monday, Nov. 4th, 7am to Friday, Nov. 8th, 6pm

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

High School Closed

Monday, Nov. 4th, 7am to Friday, Nov. 8th, 6pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

MCC Instant decision day

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 8am


PAPERS Grant assembly

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 1pm


End Of MP 1

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 8am-3pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Seniors HBCU field trip to Montclair State University

Friday, Nov. 15th, 8am

1 Normal Avenue

Montclair, NJ

NJIE EOF program

Monday, Nov. 18th, 8am


In-House College Visit

Monday, Nov. 18th, 8am-1pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

School Board Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 6:30-9pm

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.