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A Tuition Free Public Charter School In The City Of Albany for Students K-4

HENRY JOHNSON CHARTER SCHOOL

We Believe Scholars Can Achieve Academic Excellence While Developing Exceptional Character.

We embrace an educational philosophy of love and hard work coupled with a rigorous curriculum grounded in basic skills, outstanding literature, and moral virtues. HJCS provides a nurturing environment of high expectations and accountability that equips all scholars with the choice to determine their success in life.

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The Mission of Henry Johnson Charter School is to ensure that all scholars reach the highest levels of scholastic achievement in an environment that instills character, virtue, and “habits of mind” that ensure success both within and outside the classroom: diligence, courage, respect, self-reliance, duty, and responsibility.

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Apply now! Limited openings are available in grades K-4. Please contact our Parent Liaison to apply for your scholar for the 2024-2025 school year. ... See MoreSee Less

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Apply now! Limited openings are available in grades K-4. Please contact our Parent Liaison to apply for your scholar for the 2024-2025 school year.

Today marks the first day of black history month. Not only this month, but everyday we celebrate and honor those who paved the way for us today. This month is not just about our history, but also about embracing the fullness of our humanity and shaping our future. 💚💛🖤♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Today marks the first day of black history month. Not only this month, but everyday we celebrate and honor those who paved the way for us today. This month is not just about our history, but also about embracing the fullness of our humanity and shaping our future. 💚💛🖤♥️

Henry Johnson Charter School is on a 2 hour delay for Monday, January 29th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Henry Johnson Charter School is on a 2 hour delay for Monday, January 29th.

The Warren & Denyse Mackey Foundation Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at Henry Johnson Charter School.

This wellness fair is a key part of the Foundations third community-wide Heart of Hope (HOH) wellness campaign that runs February 1st through April 18, 2024. The mission of HOH is to increase awareness of the importance of heart and cancer screening, while honoring Warren A Mackey- coach, educator, athlete, salesman, and singer and who the Times Union lovingly named, The Unofficial Mayor of Albany.

The wellness fair will feature a ZUMBA-thon, vendors fair, informational lectures, health screenings, fitness activities, raffle drawings and refreshments.
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The Warren & Denyse Mackey Foundation Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, February 3rd at Henry Johnson Charter School. 

This wellness fair is a key part of the Foundations third community-wide Heart of Hope (HOH) wellness campaign that runs February 1st through April 18, 2024. The mission of HOH is to increase awareness of the importance of heart and cancer screening, while honoring Warren A Mackey- coach, educator, athlete, salesman, and singer and who the Times Union lovingly named, The Unofficial Mayor of Albany. 

The wellness fair will feature a ZUMBA-thon, vendors fair, informational lectures, health screenings, fitness activities, raffle drawings and refreshments.Image attachment

After school programs for today have been cancelled due to the inclement weather. If you would like to change your scholars dismissal please contact the main office as soon as possible. ... See MoreSee Less

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After school programs for today have been cancelled due to the inclement weather. If you would like to change your scholars dismissal please contact the main office as soon as possible.

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to fighting for human rights, racial equity, and justice for all people. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated his life to fighting for human rights, racial equity, and justice for all people.
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“ HJCS was a wonderful experience for my children as well as myself. If their school went up to high school my children would still be there. I haven’t seen a school take so much interest in a child’s education in any other school!!! HJCS it top notch!!! ”

AnGelique Dow

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“ HJCS was a wonderful experience for my children as well as myself. If their school went up to high school my children would still be there. I haven’t seen a school take so much interest in a child’s education in any other school!!! HJCS it top notch!!! ”

Dwan Rieffannacht

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“I love this school my kids have been going there for 3 years now the teachers and staff go beyond their title for the scholars thank god for the loving and caring teachers and staff at H.J.C.S.”

Twana Taylor

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