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Sunday, July 17, 2016

New charter school to open in Boys & Girls Club space

Cresthaven Academy signage on the
former Boys & Girls Club building.

Plainfield's newest charter school, Cresthaven Academy, is slated to open in September in the Boys & Girls Club space on West 7th Street.

The opening was approved by the NJ Department of Education this past week, according a report in TAP (see here). Initial approval of the charter was made in the fall of 2014, along with the College Achieve Charter School's application (College Achieve opened last September in the former Holy Family School building).

According to founder Steve Colson, Cresthaven will begin small, with 75 students in K-3, expanding every year until it reaches an expected enrollment of 300 in grades K - 8.

Colson, who lives in Warren, has been helpful in the past with the Uncion County TEAMS Charter School, located at Shiloh Baptist Church.

Although the insignia of the Boys & Girls Club is still on the building, all other signage has been removed and the glass doors have the new schools logo stenciled on them. The Boys & Girls Club website notes their new address as 145 Park Avenue (at the corner of East 2nd Street).

More information on Cresthaven Charter School is available on the school website here.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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