Nicotra Charter’s First Orientation


Last evening, The Lois & Richard Nicotra Early College Charter School held it’s first orientation session, with a second session scheduled for next Tuesday, May 29.

Members of our first inaugural class were able to learn more about the school’s mission, meet the principal, and hear some special words form our namesakes, Lois and Richard Nicotra themselves.

New students and families were also provided time to get to know one another, too.

If you were unable to make the first session, please join us next week!

For any questions regarding registration, the lottery, or about the school in general, please contact Principal Joseph Zaza at

A bit more about Nicotra Charter…

The Lois & Richard Nicotra Early College Charter School is designed to provide an innovative pathway to college graduation for all students that wish to pursue an interest in Business and Entrepreneurship or Law and Criminal Justice. 

Nicotra is designed to prepare all students to earn up to 60 college credits at St. John’s University including students living with emotional challenges as well as those with other disabilities in all classes and activities. 

In fostering both the academic and emotional growth of all students, Nicotra is an innovative educational model that enables students to develop the academic skills, emotional fluency, and confidence required to be successful today and thoughtful, open-minded leaders of tomorrow.