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Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School considers the relationship between home and school at the heart of the school’s philosophy, and believes it provides the foundation for an excellent educational and developmental program for its students. The school welcomes and anticipates the full involvement of parents and the Jersey City community in all aspects of its development and operation.

Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School will form a Parents’ Council, which will assume its full role once the school has opened. The Parents Council will be involved in planning school programs and operations, development efforts, communications, and community outreach. The school’s Board of Trustees will include one parent as a voting member.

The school will also actively develop relationships with community groups that can contribute to the school's educational mission and provide constructive opportunities for its students to serve the broader community.