Learning Community Charter School
is a part of the Charter School Athletic League (CSAL), which is a division of the New Jersey Education Consortium. We currently have a competitive girls' and boys' basketball team, as well as a co-ed soccer team, comprised of our middle school scholar-athletes. We are expanding our athletics this year by adding a brand new dance team in the fall. We also currently have intramural flag football.

Our athletic teams are supervised by our Athletic Director, Shanelle Muse, who is also our 5th grade ELA teacher. Our liaison for all business matters involving our athletic teams is our Assistant Head of School, James Laster.

Any questions or concerns involving our athletic teams, please contact:

Athletic Director – Shanelle Muse

Boys basketball

Boys' Basketball

Our boys basketball team, The Jags, are comprised of middle school students from 6th, 7th and 8th grade and is coached by Angel Melendez, who is the head coach, and Jerome Davis, who is the assistant coach.

Any questions about our boys basketball team, please contact Angel Melendez at

Girls basketball
Girls' Basketball


Our girls basketball team, The Jags, are comprised of middle school students from 7th and 8th grade and are coached by Stephanie Megaro, who is the head coach, and Melissa Megaro, who is the assistant coach.

Any questions about our girls basketball team, please contact Stephanie Megaro at

Co-Ed Soccer


In the spring of 2014, we officially launched our first co-ed soccer team. Our soccer team is comprised of middle school students from 6th-8th grade and are coached by Roberto Rengifo and Nicole Dynega.

Any questions about our soccer team can be directed to Coach Dynega at


In the fall of 2014, our school's first ever Dance Team will make its' debut! 5th - 8th grade girls and boys are invited to be a part of history! Our dance team will perform a choreographed routine during halftime of the boys' and girls' basketball games. Our dance team will be coached by Natasha Tyjer.

Any questions about our dance team can be directed to Coach Tyjer at

Game Day Protocol for Basketball

Please refer to these rules and guidelines when attending an LCCS basketball game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


upcoming events

  • 2014-2015 Sports Awards Dinner -6:30 pm @ Marker's Restaurant @ Jersey City, NJ 
  • CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Wednesday, June 3: Soccer Game - vs Central Jersey Arts @ 5:00 @ West Side Park, Newark, NJ 
  • 2nd ROUND PLAYOFFS: Tuesday, June 2: Soccer Game- vs Passaic @ 5:00 @ West Side Park, Newark, NJ
  • Tuesday, May 26: Soccer Game- vs 1st Round Playoffs @ 4:45 @ West Side Park, Newark, NJ
  • Tuesday, May 19: Soccer Game- ​vs Paterson Charter @ 6:00 @ 764 11th Ave. Paterson, NJ
  • Tuesday, May 12: Soccer Game- vs Maria L. Varisco Rogers @ 6:00 @ West Side Park, Newark, NJ
  • Wednesday, May 6: Soccer Game - vs:  Hans Soliz Soccer School  @ 6:00 @ Gateway Field, Jersey City, NJ
  • Monday, May 4: Soccer Game- vs Passaic Arts @6:00 @ West Side Park, Newark NJ
  • Monday, April 27: Soccer Game - vs Paterson Arts @ 5:00 @ 764 11th Ave. Paterson, NJ
  • Thursday, April 23: Soccer Game -vs Pride Academy @ 4:45 @ West Side Park, Newark, NJ
  • Thursday, April 16: Soccer Game -vs North Star Academy @ 4:45 @ West Side Park, Newark, NJ
  • Friday, April 17: LCCS Soccer Clinic - Any K-5th grade students who are interested in sharpening their soccer skills, please register in advance and attend  @ 6:00-8:00 in Gym 
  •  Sunday, March 22: Soccer Co-Ed Tryouts Invitational Second day - All players invited to attend the second set of tryouts, attend @ 9:00-12:00 in the gym. 
  •  Saturday, March 21: Soccer Co-Ed Tryouts - All players who are physically cleared to tryout, attend tryouts @ 9:00-12:00 in the gym. (Wear appropriate clothing)
  • Thursday, March 12: Soccer Interest Meeting- 6th-8th grade boys and girls interested, please attend mandatory meeting @ 3:30 Rm. 308
  • Monday, March 2: Initial Soccer Stakeholders' Meeting @ 10:45
health news

1. Sudden Cardiac In Young Athletes 

ABC News Health

Cardiac Health - Sudden Death in Athletes

2. Sports' Concussions

CDC - Concussion

CDC - Concussion Youth