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Hope, Healing and Resilience Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), in collaboration with our arts partners Arts Ed NJ and the Art Educators of New Jersey, wishes to express a hearty thank you to all of our students who answered our call to submit their individual expressions of hope, healing, and resilience through the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade statewide submitted more than 1,400 works of art in response to the showcase call for submissions. This site contains the art of Academy 1 students received from across New Jersey. The original art is based on the individual student’s interpretation of the theme: Hope, Healing and Resilience through the COID-19 Pandemic. Students were encouraged to submit one original piece of two-dimensional art that conveyed a positive message of hope, healing, and resilience.

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The mission of Academy I is to develop the whole child- academically, socially and emotionally by providing meaningful experiences that empower students to be independent thinkers, innovative problem solvers, and conscious participants in their school and future communities. By providing rich learning experiences and a comprehensive curriculum that addresses the needs of a diverse student body who we are shaping to become the future leaders of the world.

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  • 96.5% The student attendance record winners for the district 2019
  • 18 Extended clubs
  • 88% of students proficient on NJSLA
  • Hanan Nesheiwat
    Teacher of the Year 2022