By NYMetroParents Staff

New Charter School Opening In Harlem in 2013

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In 2013, Harlem Charter School Parents PAC (HCSP-PAC) will welcome The Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School to its line up of charter schools operating in Harlem.

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Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School was approved for a charter by the New York State Board of Regents on June 19, 2012 and will open in Community School District (CSD) 3, serving the Upper Westside and Harlem communities of Manhattan in the fall of 2013. The new charter school will join a line-up of successful charter schools already operating in Harlem.

Harlem Charter School Parents PAC (HCSP-PAC) plans to help promote Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School to Harlem parents with school age children.

Thomas Lopez-Pierre, treasurer of the board of directors of HCSP-PAC says that Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School will serve as an excellent educational opportunity for all of the children of Harlem. "I strongly believe in Harlem Hebrew opening in Harlem," he says. "The opening is an excellent idea and represents the continued mutually beneficial partnership between African-Americans and members of the Jewish faith that was established decades ago during the civil rights era of the 1960s based on shared values of equal opportunity and social justice."

Harlem Hebrew will be a free public charter school serving 156 students in grades K-1 its first school year (September 2013). Each year, the school will grow by one grade until by the fifth year of its charter when it will have 450 students in grades K-5.

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