Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?

Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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Academic News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Suie Choi ’20 Wins Two Awards at North Jersey Regional Science Fair

    Newark Academy junior Suie Choi won a pair of awards at the 2019 Nokia Bell Labs North Jersey Regional Science (NJRSF) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick on March 16 and 17.
    Suie was awarded the "Science Communication Award," which is sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Journal of Emerging Investigators and provides students with mentorship to help them communicate their work effectively and prepare manuscripts for publication in the Journal of Emerging Investigators. She also received the "NJIT Center for Pre-College Programing Academy College Courses Scholarship," a special award which is given to one sophomore or junior who is awarded with a one-time summer, fall, or spring semester tuition scholarship to enroll in one to three credit-bearing college course through the Center for Pre-College Programs at NJIT. Credits are transferable to the college the student attends.
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  • Newark Academy Hosts Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit

    Newark Academy’s Green and Blue Committee will host the Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit on May 18, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The mission of the Northern NJ High School Eco-Summit is to foster dialogue and collaboration between local high schools and environmental organizations, inspiring a network of individuals committed to sustainable action and education. Registration and more details to come.
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