Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Reviews
Rating 3.23 out of 5 82 reviews
CJCP has played a big role through my growth and college readiness. The academic classes could be more intriguing, focusing on creative ability rather than rote memorization. Most classes regularly have tests, projects, and quizzes, stressing students out. As for clubs, we have a wide variety but they often don't have structure or funding, as with the art and music programs. Almost everyone who graduates goes to a 4 year college because CJCP does a lot to help students for college, such as a College Mentorship Program & Test Prep Classes. Many AP and Dual-Enrollment classes are given. The teachers are friendly and easy-going but could be given more flexibility with lesson plans. The students are generally nice and you could form close friendships with many people, as I did in my past few years here. The student population is small, allowing for a close community for it's students. I have definitely gained a lot of experience in academics here and social skills as well.
The school has been doing a great job over the last couple years and has prepared 99% of all students to enter college.
I just started this school about a month ago , I've learned that there intentions are good and they mean well . Staff does care about the students and they follow the rules . Although I do think they put a lot of stress on the students . We get a lot of work , sometimes I'm up all night getting no sleep . Our school hours are longer than any other high school , I also think were short on staff .
Central Jersey College Prep Charter School prepares their students for colleges very well by having different programs, SAT prep, advanced classes, along with college guidance.
CJCP has some good things such as small classroom sizes, many chances to take AP classes, and is very tech savvy. The classes have a good curriculum and most of the teachers are willing to assist to the students needs. However, many things need change. They do not pay enough attention to the mental well being of their students. The administration does not care about its students unless they get into an ivy which is when they praise those select students to try to get people to come to our school. You miss out on normal high school things such as homecoming week, football games, spirit week, and pep rallies. The administration needs to be more diverse as they lack representation compared to the population of their students. Overall, academics wise it is a decent school, but a lot needs to be done still.
This school gives so much work I come home from school and stay up til 12 am trying to do the three projects they give and study for the test and quiz all on the same week. The school only care about the grades and not the student. They also have had over 20 covid cases in the school and have not shut down which result in more covid cases. Do not Bring your child here it is a waste of money and time. This is coming from a real time student.
I have been at Central Jersey College Prep Charter School (CJCP) since I was in 6th grade. Some of the things that I did like at CJCP were the small class sizes because you were able to get a 1 on 1 with the teacher if you didn't understand the material. Another thing I liked was how dedicated our guidance counselor was to his job and helping students get into school. Some of the things I would like to see change are giving the students more freedom. As a student, I could say that coming into school some days would feel like going to prison. The school was way too strict especially when they didn't even need to be because all the students did what they needed to do and were excelling academically. I would also like to see more interest and additions to the athletic program. I say this because I attended CJCP for all these years, but everyday after school I would go to Franklin High School where I played football and ran track because my school didn't offer those sports.
As a student attending CJCP, I feel that education wise, it is a very good choice for students. The school is a very fast paced one, and it is on the downside very easy to fall behind in. The school does encourage students to do their best and engage in many educational activities such as robotics and science Olympiad. The teachers for the most part are very friendly and understanding of situations.
Overall, CJCP is a good school. It's good for people who prefer smaller classrooms, opportunities for taking advanced courses, being pushed to get higher test scores, and getting extra college application help.
My school lacks diversity. They have a lot of white students and Indian. The minorities are looked down upon. An idea would be having teachers go to workshops that include how to deal with different students and situations. A big part of students going to school feeling like they are less than is because of the administration. The core classes in my school do not include honors courses, they have dual enrollment classes that make it impossible to pass with the amount of workload they give us. They also have AP classes that are helpful if passed. All of the classes are super challenging. The electives are super boring and they don’t have anything that is based on any career field. They have basics like music and art.
What I liked was that this school prepares you for college. They do not let you slack and provide you with a lot of work that will make you prepared for tests and college. One thing that I don't like is how strict the school is. The teachers and administrators don't want to hear you or your explanations and can be close-minded. This school needs to work on their social opportunities especially sports and clubs but it does have potential. Like every school some of the teachers are helpful and others not, it just depends. I personally think this school is diverse as I've met people from every race, religion, and ethnic group.
This school is so horrible. They use unqualified teachers to fill in for staff that leaves to a new school. There are no sports, and no extracurriculars. The worst school I've been in by far.
This school isn't for everyone. I've heard countless times from various students that the school is trash, if the school pisses you off once, it will continue to. From the perspective of someone who constantly heard the grievances, and compliments of the school and has come to their own decision, the school honestly sits right in the middle. I personally feel that everything that matters such as the cafeteria food, the education, and the safety of the students was handled very nicely, aside from some notorious substitute teachers that are popular amongst every grade in the school.
This school has its ups and downs. On one hand, it is a very diverse school and you can get along with most of the students and teachers. On the other hand, management is a slump and students have very little say in what goes on. The building can sometimes have problems and rules established by the handbook change at the most random of times.
I have heard mixed reviews of the place. I understand the education quality comes down to the individual teacher but how reliable is the review of the teachers keep changing - which Charternschools are known for!
Teachers are good but current administration is bad, they only care about the money and overspending. They do not use the money where it is needed, they keep having studies done about expansion. The administration needs to focus in getting all issues hammered out before trying to expand enrollment or campuses. Administration was better a few years ago. School is getting worse instead of getting better. Blue Ribbon status was obtained by previous administration and for grades 6-12.
The administration in this school is unnecessarily strict. Often times they make rules, don't enforce them, and then change them within a year. Teachers are nice if you actively build a relationship with them. Grades are mostly inflated and if you try you will get high grades. They give you the classes you want most of the time. Administration does not allow many freedoms and do not interact with students at all.