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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.

Our Mission

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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Yesterday our 3rd graders went to Howe Caverns and they had an amazing time!! Thank you to all the staff that made this field trip one for the books! Howe Caverns, Inc. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday our 3rd graders went to Howe Caverns and they had an amazing time!! Thank you to all the staff that made this field trip one for the books! @howecavernsImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and City of Albany Department of Recreation Commissioner Jonathan Jones have announced the opening of the City’s spray pads beginning today, Wednesday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m., seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:
• Black Lives Matter Park
• Lincoln Park
• North Swan St. Park
• Ridgefield Park
• Rosemont Park
• Sheridan Park
• Westland Hills Park

The Department of Recreation is actively completing beginning-of-the-year maintenance on the spray pads at Swinburne Park, Krank Park, and Hackett Park, and they are currently closed.

The City of Albany will announce anticipated opening dates for the spray pads at Swinburne Park, Krank Park, and Hackett Park in the coming days.

The City of Albany anticipates announcing the opening of its pools in the coming weeks.

For updates on pools and spray pads all summer, please visit www.albanyny.gov/867/Department-of-Recreation

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We are so thankful for our school nurse, Ms. Turner. You are very appreciated by scholars and staff alike. Thank you for all that you do. 👩🏽‍⚕️♥️ ... See MoreSee Less

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I remember going to this school in kindergarten its amazing

Thank you Nurse Turner for everything 💐

We are so thankful for our school nurse, Ms. Turner. You are very appreciated by scholars and staff alike. Thank you for all that you do. 👩🏽‍⚕️♥️

This week we celebrate our amazing teachers and staff at Henry Johnson Charter School. We wholeheartedly appreciate all of your dedication and effort day in and out, it truly shows. Have an amazing week and we hope that you feel the love! #HJCS #teachersappreciationweek ... See MoreSee Less

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This week we celebrate our amazing teachers and staff at Henry Johnson Charter School. We wholeheartedly appreciate all of your dedication and effort day in and out, it truly shows. Have an amazing week and we hope that you feel the love! #hjcs #teachersappreciationweek

Today is National School Principals Appreciation Day. Thank you to Mr. Borum and Mrs. Morales for your dedication to HJCS and the scholars and families that we serve. Your unwavering commitment does not go unnoticed. You make HJCS an amazing place to be! We are beyond thankful for both of you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is National School Principals Appreciation Day. Thank you to Mr. Borum and Mrs. Morales for your dedication to HJCS and the scholars and families that we serve. Your unwavering commitment does not go unnoticed. You make HJCS an amazing place to be! We are beyond thankful for both of you.
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We serve families in Albany and Surrounding districts since 2007.

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We all work diligently in the spirit of excellence, like our namesake Sergeant Henry Johnson

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Wonderful Experience

“ 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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Best School Ever

“ 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

Parent

Awesome services

“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

Parent