New & Noteworthy

There’s nothing we enjoy more than sharing good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot to share! Visit (and revisit) our News page to learn about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, important announcements, and so much more!

State Testing

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming state testing dates. State testing will be on Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 21. We wish everyone the best!

Contact Information for Parents and Guardians

We would like to provide for those who may not have this information, the contact numbers for points of communication for New Designs Charter Schools, University Park Campus. Please relay all school and curriculum related concerns to the school administrative team which consists of Dr. Gyesaw, principal; Mrs. Smith, asst. principal; Mr. Jackson, dean of students for grades nine through twelve; and Mr. Porter, dean of students for grades six through eight. Please direct any concerns that are not satisfactorily handled by the school administration to Ms. Lizzi Rayos, executive assistant to the CEO. We thank you for entrusting your student to our care. It is a responsibility that we take very seriously as we continue to work in conjunction with you to serve the educational needs for all of our students.

Second Semester Coffee with the Principal

Please mark your calendars with the second-semester dates for our coffee with the principal. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and will be available via Zoom. All parents are welcome. The meeting ID is 836 0819 2499, and the passcode is 663384. Please check out our coffee with the principal flyer for the upcoming dates. We hope to see you there!


Keep current with the latest COVID-19 developments. Take a moment to review our COVID-19 Operations Written Report. Please visit our district News page for all the updates and reach out to us if you have any questions. Thank you!