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

  • Thursday, Oct. 2nd @ 3:30 - Boys' & Girls' Basketball Interest Meeting (6th-8th)

  • Tuesday, Oct. 7th @ 3:30 - Co-Ed Dance Team Interest Meeting (5th-8th)
  • Sunday, Oct. 19th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Boys' Basketball 1st day of conditioning!! Interested 6th-8th grade boys, come work out!

  • Thursday, Oct. 23rd 3:30-5:00 p.m. Dance Team Tryouts!! 5th-8th grade girls and boys. Tryouts held in room 315. (Wear comfortable clothes & sneakers & bring water. Please- no jeans, no heels) 
  • Monday, Oct. 20 @ 3:30-4:30 Girls' Basketball 1st Day of conditioning!! Interested 6th-8th grade girls, come work out!
  • Saturday & Sunday Nov. 22nd & 23rd @ 9:00-11:00 a.m. Boys' Basketball tryouts!! Must attend tryouts! Bring water and wear basketball gear.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 9th @ 5:30 p.m.                                          Boys' Basketball Game: LCCS  vs: KIPP, Newark               Dance Team half-time performance
  • Saturday & Sunday - Dec. 20 & 21 - 2014 1st Annual Winter Invitational Basketball Tournament!! Schools city-wide will be coming to compete at our first annual basketball tournament. School's cheer/dance teams are welcome to perform! (See Tournament Tab for complete schedule)
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