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Hammonton School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Hammonton School District
566 Old Forks Road 
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Atlantic County

District grades: Pre-K to 12
Approved choice grades: K-12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 3,500

Choice parent information center phone number: 609-567-7000 x373
Name of program contact: Robin Chieco
Phone number & email of program contact: 609-567-7000 x373; sdecicco@hammontonps.org
Website: www.hammontonps.org

Choice Program

The Hammonton Public School District serves the children of Hammonton, Waterford, Folsom and NJ Department of Education Choice students. Parents and community members are encouraged to be involved in many exciting initiatives. The Home School Association and Hammonton Educational Foundation provide a great deal of support.

The district’s many new initiatives include high school classes in technology as well as 21st Century classrooms. Our middle school teachers are highly technology oriented and have revised the curriculum in all subjects. The elementary schools have expanded the language arts, math and science programs. We also have partnerships with colleges/universities, Virtual High School, and we are a recognized leader in the learning communities approach.

Hammonton High School’s Choice program is “Technology Pathways to Success.” This very powerful and exciting program enables students to select special courses that promote 21st Century readiness skills. The areas of specialization include Digital and Architectural Design.


 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 46 
 Specialized Choice Program Name:

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K   Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
1   Available
2   Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
3   Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
4   Available
5   Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
6   Available
7   Available
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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