The Hoboken Charter School provides a range of services and programming for students with special needs.


Child Study Services

Child study services are provided by the Coordinator of Special Education, school social worker, school psychologist and learning disabilities teacher consultant. The child study team members provide a variety of services including specialized assistance to classroom teachers regarding techniques, materials and programs, consultation with parents and teachers, counseling, and testing. In addition, Child Study Team specialists have the responsibility for the determination of special education eligibility and the development and monitoring of Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

Speech and Language Services

Speech and language services are provided by a certified therapist that splits her time between each of the Hoboken Charter campuses. Services include consultation with parents and teachers, specialized assessments, programming and therapy designed to remediate the handicapping condition that adversely affects the child’s educational performance.

 Do You Think Your Child May Need an Evaluation?

If you believe your child may need an evaluation, email the Coordinator of Special Education, Ms. Melissa Fisher at [email protected] or write to Ms. Fisher at the following address:


Hoboken Charter School

713 Washington Street

Hoboken, New Jersey 07030


Additional information is available at the following link for rules and regulations governing Special Education and Parent Rights in Special Education as defined by NJ Code for Special Education. http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/form/prise/prise.pdf.

The NJ Special Education Code is available at http://www.nj.gov/njded/code/current/title6a/chap14.pdf


Enrichment and Replacement Instruction

HCS engages its students in regular assessments for understanding of content and skills and provides enrichment and/or curriculum replacement in reading, writing, math, word study and sight word work multiple times a week for K-8 students as well as rich differentiation for students in social studies and science based on pre-assessment data. Students in grade 8 are eligible to take  Algebra 1, and high school students have opportunities for dual enrollment and independent intensive studies.  Student participation in enrichment and/or replacement work is based upon data from NJSLA, Start Strong (2021), Fountass and Pinnell reading assessments, Star 360 (math and language arts) and teacher-created assessment tools.  Every student’s proficiency against grade level standards is monitored through student growth portfolios and informs participation.   Assessments are constantly used and informing students’ individual programming.   Teachers and administrators engage in extensive training around enrichment, PBL, differentiation and content and skill replacement.  This is delivered via sessions, coaching, modeling and mentorships.


Melissa Fisher
Coordinator of Special Education
Hoboken Charter School
713 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (K-8)
360 First Street, 2nd Fl., Hoboken, NJ 07030 (9-12)
T: (201) 963-0222 X219
F: (201) 653-1710
E: [email protected]