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Atlantic City Choice District Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Atlantic City Public Schools
1300 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Atlantic County

District grades: PreK-12
Approved choice grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 6,771

Choice parent information center phone number: 609-343-7200 Ext. 5003
Name of program contact: Sherry Yahn
Phone number & email of program contact: 609-343-7200; achschoiceprogram@acboe.org
Website: www.acboe.org

Choice Program

Fine and Performing Arts Academy and Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC)
The Atlantic City High School Choice Program: A Capstone Academy is proud to offer the Fine and Performing Arts Academy and the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Interdistrict Public School Choice Program. Atlantic City High School students and accepted Choice Students will be given the opportunity for a specialized fine or performing arts education where teachers provide activities that enhance both the academic and artistic experiences of the students. Students may apply and audition for the following programs: Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Theater, Dance, TV Production and Radio Broadcasting.

Each applicant should have demonstrated the ability in the discipline and may be required to audition or present an art portfolio, as well as participate in an interview. Accepted students are expected to participate in performances, radio/television productions, or art programs in both school and the community.

The NJROTC applicants will be required to participate in an interview process. The interview will be based on the student’s interest in maritime history, science and service. The student will also be asked to discuss their future aspirations.

All Students will be presented with opportunities to enhance their education with Honors and AP level courses as well as other vast learning experiences.

Choice Seats Availability

The purpose of the chart below is to inform parents of choice seat availability before the application deadline in early December. After the deadline, the information will be outdated.

The Department of Education limits the number of choice seats that each district can fill. The “maximum number of new choice students that can be enrolled” tells parents how many new choice students the district can enroll in the next school year. If more than the maximum number of applications is received, a lottery will be held and a waitlist will be developed. Waitlists will be developed for all approved choice grades even if no seats are currently available. NA indicates the district is not accepting choice applications for those grades.

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 11

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
1  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
2  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
3  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
4  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
5  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
6  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
7  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
8  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
9  Available
10  Available
11  Available
12  Available

 

 

District Choice Policies

Indicate Yes/No/NA 

The district accepts Tier 2 students (see definitions of Tier 1 and Tier 2 ).

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have a sibling currently attending the choice district, provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to choice applicants who have completed the terminal grade of the sending district (i.e., students who attend a choice district with grades that terminate before 12th grade and have a natural progression to this choice district), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria.

 Yes

The district gives enrollment preference to resident students who move before the application deadline. If resident students move and file choice applications for the following year prior to the deadline, the district will give them enrollment preference (i.e., accept them after the enrollment preference students described in b. and c. above, but ahead of other applicants), provided there are choice seats available in the choice-approved grades/programs and the students meet any program-specific criteria. If the district has already reached its approved choice enrollment maximum, this preference will not apply.

 Yes

The district gives special consideration to resident students who move after the application deadline. Students in this situation may apply as late applicants and be added to the front of the district’s waitlist, provided the students will enroll in a choice-approved grade/program and they meet any program-specific criteria. No additional choice seats above the maximum will be approved by the NJDOE to accommodate these students.

 Yes

 


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