Interdistrict Public School Choice District
**Required forms at the bottom of page**
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.
2023-2024 ENROLLMENT PROCESSTHE NEXT ROUND OF APPLICATIONS HAS BEGUN. THIS IS FOR ENROLLMENT IN SEPTEMBER OF 2023. 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 2023. 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 November 30, 2022 deadline. Click on the files below to print the Student Application and Notice of Intent to Participate forms.
Student Application Timeline for Parents 2023-2024
Notice of Intent to Participate 2023-2024
Notice of Intent to Enroll 2023-2024
Parents must contact the choice district to inquire about whether it accepts late applications.
Some districts may accept late applications after the November 30, 2022, 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 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 the Interdistrict Public School Choice program can be accessed through the New Jersey Department of Education web pages using the links below.
The Interdistrict Public School Choice Act of 2010.