Welcome to The Hudson Valley Public Charter School

About Us

Our Vision

We see hope and success for all public education institutions in meaningful collaboration and fierce competition to educate all students at maximum proficiency in a competitive school choice environment. 

Our Mission

To successfully inform public education through courageous professional leadership within an exceptional charter school; to measurably and sustainably nurture, stimulate and support all children in a safe, progressive and inquiry-based learning environment to become contributing global citizens no matter their ability or educational needs.  

What We Value: Our Students

We value the development of critical thinking and observation skills, the acquisition and in-depth understanding of civic skills and knowledge, social and emotional learning and demonstrated proficiency in all academic competencies. 

Parent Pre-Enrollment Interest Form and Community Surveys

(UPDATED) Parent Pre-Enrollment Interest Form for Grades K-4 (Free)

Families with students from Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties are welcome to complete out pre-enrollment interest form TODAY!

Community Input and Feedback Survey

Please click here to take our required community input and feedback survey

Poughkeepsie City Schools Alumni & Former Student Survey

We want to hear from you! If you are an alumnus or former student of Poughkeepsie City Schools, please fill out this survey to share your insights on public education in the City of Poughkeepsie

Learn more about our prospective public charter school plan

Click below to download and review a description of The Hudson Valley Charter School and Related Documents

HVCS welcomes your RESUME for the proposed 2019 School Year

**INTERESTED CANDIDATES: Please remember to complete our HVCS Community INPUT SURVEY above**

Upcoming Community Events and Key Dates

May 30, 2018: A National Webinar for Alumni & Former Students of Poughkeepsie City Schools

Wednesday May 30th 6-8pm (online webinar). Please join our public information forum to learn more about approach to transformative education and share your  invaluable input comments and suggestions

DATE CHANGED TO: JULY 26, 2018: HVCS Parent Pre-Enrollment Event (ONLINE)

HVCS Parent Pre-Enrollment Interest Outreach Forum JULY 26, 2018, Location: online in English & Spanish at thehudsonvalleycharterschool.org  at 7PM 


Foro de Pre-inscripción de alumnos para padres interesados en la Hudson Valley Charter School, Fecha: 26 de JULIO del 2018, 7pm Ubicación: A definir 

DATE CHANGED TO: AUGUST 30, 2018: Community Outreach and Input Forum

Community Based Organizations (CBO's) and Local Businesses Outreach/Input Forum AUGUST 30, 2018, Location: T.B.A. at 7PM 

UPDATED: June 26, 2018 HVCS Full Application Submitted

HVCS submitted its full proposal to the SUNY Charter Institute on June 26, 2018.  

August/September 2018: SUNY Charter Institute Applicant Notification (Round 2)

Schools that have been approved will be notified in August/September of 2018.  

Contact Us

General Comments and Questions

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**Please Note: 

  • The proposed Hudson Valley Charter School (HVCS) MUST solicit and respond to public outreach. We enthusiastically request your online survey feedback about our school proposal on this website. 
  • Educational design, student enrollment, staffing and grade configurations are subject to change 
  • HVCS is not affiliated with any Charter Management Organization in New York State. 
  • HVCS is Proposed to Open during the Fall of 2019

The Hudson Valley Charter School