Mission And Vision

Principal’s Letter:

Welcome back, Nicotra Students and Families!

This year is a very exciting year for us! Not only are we finally back in person, but we have our first graduating class!

Our goal is to engage our students so they reconnect, to challenge them to learn and grow from the past learning experiences, to let them know they are not alone in these circumstances, and that they have championes supporting them to succeed.

Our staff has been working tirelessly to welcome back our students with new and exciting opportunities, and I could not be more proud of the amazing people guiding our scholars to college, the work-force and beyond!


Jessica Carnavas

Principal of Nicotra

Mission Statement:

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 Criminal Justice and Law.

Nicotra Early College Charter prepares all students, including those that live with emotional challenges and/or other disabilities, to obtain their high school diploma and earn credits at St. John’s University.

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.

Vision Statement:

The vision of the Nicotra Early College Charter School is to enable students to reach their highest potential while gaining and enhancing an appreciation of the learning pathways of Business and Entrepreneurship or Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, as well as to pursue learning, to apply learning to life, and to contribute positively to their communities enabling them to become caring, productive global citizens.