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Collingswood Choice District Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Collingswood Public Schools 
424 Collings Avenue
Collingswood, New Jersey 08108 
Camden County

District grades: PK-12 
Approved choice grades: 6-10
Total number of students enrolled in district: 2300

Choice parent information center phone number: (856) 962-5701 x6012
Name of program contact: CHS: Mr. Matthew Genna, Principal   
Phone number & email of program contact: Email: mgenna@collsk12.org    
Website: www.collsk12.org

 

Choice Program

Collingswood Middle and High Schools are pleased to offer students multiple opportunities for Interdistrict Public School Choice (IPSC). Three separate opportunities are available for enrolling students in the program.

Collingwood High School is pleased to offer its award winning twenty-first century media academy to Choice students from surrounding school districts. The 21st Century Media and Communications Academy is designed to prepare students for postsecondary opportunities in television and video production as well as digital media and communications. A well-designed sequence of courses will provide students with a foundation in both television and video production and digital media prior to having them select one of those areas as a concentration

Collingswood High School also invites interested 9th and 10th grade students to enroll under a general IPSC program. Collingswood High School offers rigorous academic programs, honors courses in all academic areas, a choice of four world language programs, and a host of championship and award winning co-curricular activities. A 1:1 Chromebook initiative has been implemented across all high school grade levels.

Collingswood Middle School offers the benefits and feel of a small school with the opportunities associated with much larger middle schools. In addition to rigorous academic work, students may participate in a host of athletic and co- curricular activities, including marching band and a school musical. A 1:1 Chromebook initiative has been implemented across all middle school grade levels.

A modified block schedule in each school ensures that students have the opportunity to develop skills and master content at levels deeper than ever before. An academic support program is also available to all students after school.

 

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: 6
School Name: Collingswood Middle and High Schoolool

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  Available
7  Available
8  Available
9  Available
10  Available
11  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
12  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)

 

 

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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