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Welcome to the Barclay Campus

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.

This campus serves students in grades 7 & 8.

We're the Jaguars

At AUL Charter, we teach from the heart. “The Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School has a history of providing a high-quality education to its students.” -David Hespe, Commissioner of NJ Department of Education, 2016. We provide a quality education that prepares all of our scholars, regardless of background or social status, for success in college, career and life. We will help develop these scholars who are critical thinkers, prepared to succeed in the 21st century, and engaged in the improvement of their communities.

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Student Engagement

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Student Engagement

Here at AUL Charter, our scholars are actively learning and participating in the learning process. They respond to strategies such as but are not limited to, question-and-answer sessions, discussion, interactive lectures (in which students respond to or ask questions), and quick writing. We encourage our scholars to take a more active role in collaborative learning as we teach. Our scholars go on field trips to see what they are learning and how it is applied in the real world. They get an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom. 

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We're the AUL Jaguars

We teach from the heart 9 periods every day. Our scholars Learn & Experiment because they are highly motivated. 

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