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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year. We are proud to have received the 2018 Bronze Medal and to be recognized as one of America’s Top High Schools featured in U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, HARP Academy has the distinction of being a high performing rewards school. I am Kelli A. White, principal. This is my twenty-fifth year as an educator in the Paterson Public School District and my fourth year as HARP Academy’s principal. Our school slogan is “Moving Dreams to Reality”. HARP Academy students are destined for greatness. The administrators, teachers, counselors, and support staff are here to ensure that our students are successful. The HARP Academy community also has a firm commitment to service above self. Students and staff members frequently participate in a variety of community service activities. Our goal is to create a culture of caring. Students have the obligation to begin with the end in mind. Students -- decide today that you will put forth your best effort to study hard, conduct yourself in a respectful manner, grow and learn. Parents -- please support your young adults in their social and emotional well-being. Ask them about homework and classroom assignments. Encourage your children to seek help from teachers and guidance counselors. I am confident that our students will leave high school with the tools that are needed for college or career. Every member of the HARP family will be committed to the goal of “Moving Dreams to Reality”.


Sincerely yours,

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Kelli A. White



Principal White