College Achieve Paterson is free, it’s public, and it puts every student on the path towards college graduation.
We are a tuition-free public charter school
We prepare students to excel in and graduate from the top colleges and universities in the nation.
We offer a unified and comprehensive STEAM education.
College Achieve’s instructional model fuses Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with the Arts (drawing, painting, dance, music and drama) for a STEAM education.
STEAM education is a core part of our learning model.
We devote more than double the amount of time to science than traditional public schools in the country. Our after-school programs will offer numerous opportunities to pursue the arts as well as dive deeper into engineering and real world science applications.
We offer The Toulmin Writing Model
This model is a rigorous writing program used by some of the top private schools in the nation.
Our school days are longer
Our longer school days offer more opportunities so students can study science over 5 hours a week – well above the national average of 2.3 hours in K-5 schools – amounting to more than 8 years of additional science instruction by the time students reach 9th grade.
Students work in science labs
Students run their own science experiments. We start this beginning in kindergarten.
Each student receives their own Chromebook.
Our programs include boys and girls basketball, soccer and track and field.