PATERSON, NJ – The state Department of Education this week received three applications from groups that want to open new charter schools in Paterson in 2013. They were among 31 applications submitted from around New Jersey.

The proposals for Paterson were from the Great Falls Academy of the Performing Arts Charter School, the Paterson Urban Musin Movement Charter School, and the Tyrone Collins Charter School of Sustainable Wellness.

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State officials have not yet reviewed the applications to determine if they were complete. Decisions on the applications would be made later this year, officials said.

Great Falls Academy would serve 1112 students in grades 5-8 as its initial focus and expand to 182 students between grades kindergarten and 8, according to information provided by the state.

The Urban Musin Movement School would have an initial focus of 144 kindergarten students and eventually expand to 576 students in grades kindergarten through 3.

The Tyrone Collins school would focus on 200 9th and 10th graders and then expand to 400 high school students.