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Learning Community Charter School

Learning Community Charter School
McNair Academic H.S.
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Address: 123 Coles Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Telephone Number:
201.418.7618
Admissions Contact:  
Robyn Gigante - 418-7647, Kisha Williams - 418-7648
Website: http://www.jcboe.org/boe2015/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=429&Itemid=1047

Brief Description: Serves students in grades 9 through 12. McNair H.S. outperforms 100% of schools statewide. Like Infinity, McNair uses a ranking system and it also ensures equal acceptances of top-ranked students from the African American, Asian, Hispanic, and “other” communities. Highly competitive admissions process as it is ranked as one of the highest performing high schools.

Special Note: Once students get accepted to McNair they are eligible to apply for the art program at Jersey City Arts (Synder HS), an amazing alternative to High Tech High for those creative types!



Open House Date: TBA usually mid October (You will need to reach out to McNair personally to RSVP by calling 201.418.7617.)

Applications Available: TBA usually early November (You may only receive an application if you take the PSAT in October)

Application Deadline: Usually early December submitted to Ms. Goral

Application Process: PSAT admissions test required in October  (*Results of test shared with Infinity)
Must fill out separate application for McNair and Infinity, as that is not shared

If you are considering submitting an application to McNair and/or Infinity, you must adhere to the following steps and meet the accompanying deadlines:
Steps to take:
  • Write Ms. Goral an email indicating your child's interest in taking the PSAT Deadline: TBA (Usually mid - September) 
  • Send in a $10.00 check or money order made out to Learning Community Charter School and please put, "PSAT McNair" in the memo. Deadline: TBA (Usually mid- September)
  • Ms. Goral will provide each registered student with their testing candidate ticketDeadline: TBS (Usually mid- October)
  • Registered students will take the PSAT on TBA (Usually mid- October) 
  • Students and families will attend McNair's Open House on TBA (Usually mid- October)
  • Ms. Goral will pick up each student's McNair application, from McNair, only if they took the PSAT. Deadline: TBA (Usually mid- November)
  • MsGoral will disseminate McNair applications to only students who took the PSAT. Deadline: TBA (Usually early December)
  • Students will return completed application to Ms. Goral. Deadline: TBA (Usually mid December).
Applicant RankingsBased on criteria such as PSAT score, personal essays, recommendations from the eighth grader’s school officials, extracurricular activities, and grammar school grades.

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