Example 1
Principal’s Message:

Dear Parents, Guardians, and NHCCS Staff:

    I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this school on the road to excellence and show off its richness in the tradition of education!  I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than fifteen years.  I have worked with a variety of students' ranging in age from Kindergarten through and including college.  Most importantly, I am dedicated to my community at New Horizons Community Charter School (NHCCS).  A new principal presents opportunities for various beginnings. However, newness does not mean I am new to NHCCS.  I have held various rising roles at NHCCS beginning as a Kindergarten teacher, fourth grade teacher, math supervisor, vice principal, and now the newly appointed principal.   I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to New Horizons Community Charter School and continue to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.  We are a community of collaborators. 

    Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to build a legacy of success at NHCCS by building strong relationships with parents, students and our community at large.  We must be willing to be caught up in the rebirth that is possible with each change. Having change brought to you at the beginning of the school year gives us an opportunity to make plans, design strategies and implement great new ideas.  We will focus on character education initiatives, New Jersey Student Learning Standards, use of data to drive instruction, technology innovation from our 1:1 laptop initiative to systematic tracking and intervention of attendance and behavior, and providing consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner to continue to increase all of the students' achievement.

   All of us at New Horizons Community Charter School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever.  This year will be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are engaging, rigorous, and relevant.  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors-teachers, students and parents-are excited to be here!  This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input.  

     In closing, when we ALL work together as a learning community and do things with our students' best interest as our focus, we will be a GREAT school!  I am passionate about my mission as principal at New Horizons Community Charter School and rest assure that under my watch, WE will all make decisions that are in the best interest of our children.  I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at New Horizons Community Charter School prosper and have a successful academic school year! 

Educationally Yours,

Ms. NaTasha Jones, Principal


Contact Information:
Principal: NaTasha Jones
Vice Principal: Yashmine Cooper
ESSA Director: Charles Mugambe
Administrative Assistant: Sharonda Pope
Secretary: Marlene Phillips
School Nurse: Lilet Wayne
Social Worker: Monique Dent
Director of Safety and Security: Abel Hernandez
Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Ms. Monique Dent
45-59 Hayes Street
Newark, NJ, 07103
(973-848-0400 x 1003