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College and Career Office

82% Historical College Matriculation Rate  |  $24,204,036 Total Scholarship Funds Awarded for GOLCS Graduates  |  511 AlumniWe believe all Newark Children deserve a pathway to an excellent education and the opportunity for a successful future. Great Oaks Legacy Charter School strives to ensure that every student, regardless of zip code or income level, can achieve throughout their educational journey and careers.WHAT SETS US APART: We have created a robust and successful College and Career Team, which cultivates the dreams of our students and turns them into reality. Through robust counseling support, the GOLCS College & Career Office has achieved an 82% historical college matriculation rate, which is beating the odds in the city of Newark and nearly double that of district schools. Our team helps students navigate the college application process and life after high school through support in the following areas:

  • 1:1 College Counseling
  • College & Career Readiness courses 
  • Dual Enrollment opportunities
  • College tours and college admissions representative visits
  • Personal Statement guidance and Financial Aid/FAFSA completion workshops

College Success

After years of hard work and dedication, our seniors are graduating ready to succeed in the college of their choice. See the schools our seniors have received acceptances from!

Temple University
PennState
Rutgers
Ithaca College
NYU
Boston University

COLLEGE AND CAREER TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Alicia Alcindor

College & Career Advisor

Jennifer Diaz

College and Career Instructor

Ernestine Grant

Lead College Counselor

Kambria Mallory

College & Career Advisor

RESOURCE CENTER

Great Oaks Legacy Families: We work in tandem with our families so they are aware of the steps they can take to fully prepare their students for college and career success. 

Below are some very useful links. Please view the College Preparation Calendar to learn about preparing for college and the New Jersey State Graduation Requirements. To learn more about GOLCS, our academic profile, and how we can prepare your child for college, please see our School Profile.

Great Oaks Legacy STUDENTS & ALUMNI: We help you navigate the college and FAFSA application processes, and provide support with life after high school.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REPRESENTATIVES

NJEd

WHAT SETS US APART

To learn more about the support we provide students, please read coverage in NJ Education Report about our team!