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It is the RIGHT of every child to have continuous learning through the arts.
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It is the RESPONSIBILITY of the entire Trenton community to provide it.


Through arts education we will nurture the development of all Trenton students to become creative, critical thinkers and problem solvers, who are motivated and confident individuals.



Arts for

Any Given Child

Any Given Child

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Trenton's SHEro

Women's 800m

TCHS Class of 2020 Grad wins!!

Celebrating         Music & the Arts 

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Be A Superhero Billboard - TCHS Student
Reading a Newspaper

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!!

These super hero N.J. students encourage neighbors to mask up city’s billboard campaign

Covid-19 Safety Billboard Project

            designed by Trenton Central High School Students...               


In Partnership with: TCHS Office of School Health Services School Based Youth Services Program, TCHS Volunteer Club Heal the City

Trenton youth help public information campaign on COVID safety


TCHS VPA Dance Department performance at the 2-22-2021 Board Meeting

Former TCHS Marching Band Member c/o 2017 Alphonso Jones

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Trenton's Own

Alphonso Romero Jones II

goes from Broadway to Netflix
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Alphonso Romero Jones II talks Broadway beginnings, music and new role on Netflix’s ‘Grand Army’

By Emily Davenport

(Published in AMNY Newsletter & PhillyMetro)

"At the young age of 9, Jones landed his first stage role as Young Simba in the Broadway adaptation of “The Lion King.” Jones looks back at that time as one of the greatest experiences of his life, not just as a kid who gets to have fun on stage but also for his career... Read More

Who plays John in Grand Army? - Alphonso Romero Jones II
Pop Buzz (read article)


Alphonso Romero Jones II (The Lion King) appears in the recently released “Grand Army,” alongside previously announced fellow Broadway alum Jaden Jordan (The Lion King, Kinky Boots)! Congratulations, Alphonso! SEE MORE

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Stay up to date with Alphonso's acting career by visiting:

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(Photo courtesy of Jones Family)

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All About Celebrity Alphonso Romero Jones

Alphonso Romero Jones, II, a native of Trenton, New Jersey, has always been musically inclined. Pots and pans quickly transcended into a full drum set, resulting in AJ winning his first amateur competition at the age of 5. His flair for the dramatics also began at age 5 by acting in many church plays penned by his mother. AJ wrote, directed and sta... Show more »



"Alphonso Jones is visual and performing arts personified. Thank you Alphonso for making us so proud!

~ Norberto Diaz 

(Trenton Public Schools Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts)

Trenton boy who plays Simba in 'Lion King' wins Young Artists Award

Updated Mar 31, 2019; Posted Mar 14, 2011

By Michele Angermiller | For The Times of Trenton


Broadway's Lion King Welcomes New Young Simbas and Young Nalas

Author Dan Bacalzo Location: New York City

September 30, 2009

Alphonso Romero Jones II and Marquis Kofi Rodriguez will alternate as Young Simba, while Shereen Pimentel and Shannon Skye Tavarez will play Young Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King, currently at the Minskoff Theatre. All four actors, aged 10 or 11, are making their Broadway debuts.(See More)


(17) Elementary Schools

Columbus, Franklin, Grant, Gregory, Harrison, Hedgepeth-Williams, Jefferson, Kilmer, ML King, Jr., Mott, Monument, Parker, PJ Hill, Rivera, Robbins, Washington, Wilson



(4) Middle Schools

Dunn Middle School Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts

Joyce Kilmer Middle School

Rivera Middle School



(3) High Schools

9th Grade Academy,

Trenton Central High School (Main Campus)

Daylight/Twilight/Alternative High School




The Trenton Public School District Early Childhood Department comprises of 23 Community Providers across the Cityof Trenton, NJ...



Arts for AGCT TV

A very SPECIAL thank you is in order to our AWESOME Trenton Public School music, visual arts, theater, dance, media arts and core subject teachers, as well as to our Superintendent, school and district staff, administrators, and of course our AMAZING TPS students for their on-going participation in and support of our Arts for Any Given Child Trenton projects and services. 

“You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

— Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was an African-American Baptist Minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. 

A little bit of American History... In the 11 year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over 6 million miles and spoke over 2500 times appearing wherever there was injustice, protest and action. Meanwhile, he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. At the age of 35, King was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. King was an eloquent speaker and literary scholar. To learn more about him, visit:

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”

— Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. 

A little bit of Art History...Picasso's art is often split into periods. Early work: Blue Period, Rose Period, African Period, Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism. Later work: Expressionism and Post-Expressionism. For more detailed history, visit:

TPS Community Public Service Announcement (PSA)

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