Interdistrict Public School Choice District

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    Thank you for your interest in making Sussex-Wantage Regional School District your child's District of Choice!

    Sussex-Wantage Regional School District is honored to have been selected as a School Choice District by the New Jersey Department of Education

    2019-2020 ENROLLMENT PROCESS

    THE NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS HAS BEGUN. THIS IS FOR ENROLLMENT IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019. PARENTS MUST ACT NOW TO MEET DEADLINES BELOW.


    As a Choice District, Sussex-Wantage may accept students for enrollment from other communities without expense to the parent. The application process for next year has begun and students accepted to attend Sussex Wantage Schools will start in September of 2019. Any students currently attending other New Jersey schools or students preparing to enroll in Grades 3 through 8 are eligible to apply for enrollment.

    The first steps are to submit a Student Application to Sussex-Wantage and notify your current district of your intent to participate in the School Choice program before the December 1, 2018 deadline. Click on the files below to print the Student Application and Notice of Intent to Participate forms.


    CHOICE STUDENT APPLICATION TIMELINE FOR PARENTS

    For ENROLLMENT in the 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR Document Name/Process

     

     

     

    From

     

     

     

    Received by

     

     

     

    Deadline

    Student Application Parent or Guardian Choice District  12/03/2018

    Notice of Intent to Participate

    (If registered in resident district public school or applicant is Tier 1)

    Parent or Guardian

    Resident District

    12/03/2018

    Confirmation of Enrollment (for verification as Tier 1)

    Choice District

    Resident District

    12/07/2018

    Resident District Verified Confirmation of Enrollment (for verification as Tier 1)

    Resident District

    Choice District

    12/14/2018

    Lottery held (if applicable)

    Choice District 

    N/A

    12/14/2018

    thru 12/19/2018

    Notice of Conditional Acceptance, Rejection, or Wait Listing

    Choice District 

    Parent or Guardian

    12/21/2018

    Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll
    in the Choice District

    (Submit to only ONE choice district)

    Parent or Guardian

    Choice District 

    01/04/2019

    Student's Notice of Intent to Enroll 
    in the Choice District

    Choice District

    Resident District

    01/15/2019

    Transportation Requests

    Choice District

    Resident District

    03/15/2019

    Student Registration with Choice District

    Parent or Guardian

    Choice District

    Beginning 03/15/2019

    Late applications:

    Parents must contact the choice district to inquire about whether it accepts late applications.

    Some districts may accept late applications after the December 3, 2018, deadline until October 15 of the enrollment year, however, late applicants will be considered for enrollment only after those who applied before the deadline.

    If any accepted choice students decide to drop their acceptance before the start of the school year, the district may replace them with students on the waitlist, including students who applied after the December 1st deadline--provided late applicants are considered after those who applied before the deadline.

    Exception to Late Application Policy:

    When extenuating circumstances occur, the Commissioner may grant a waiver of the student application deadline, allowing a student to submit an application and be accepted to a choice program. Waivers will only be granted by a showing of "good cause" and when a student's educational conditions are such that an immediate transfer is needed. Waivers will not be granted for convenience reasons such as missing the application deadline. Typically, student enrollment must occur immediately upon approval of the waiver, however each waiver will be considered based on the specific circumstances of the student.  Parents can request a waiver form by emailing  the choice program office.


    Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about School Choice.

    As part of Sussex-Wantage School District's personalized level of service, you can always call the school to set up an appointment to discuss your children, have a private tour, and answer any questions you may have about our schools. We are very proud of who we are, the environment we provide, and the learning that takes place in Sussex-Wantage.

    Additional information on Interdistrict Public School Choice program can be accessed through the New Jersey Department of Education web pages using the links below.

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/choice/

    The Interdistrict Public School Choice Act of 2010.

     

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