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Somerdale Choice District Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Somerdale Park School 301
Grace St.
Somerdale, NJ 08083
Camden County

District grades: Pre-K-8
Approved choice grades: 1-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 476

Choice parent information center phone number: (856) 783-6261  
Name of program contact: Robert Ford
Phone number & email of program contact: (856)-783-6261 ext. 802; rford@somerdale-park.org   
Website: www.somerdale-park.org

Choice Program

Somerdale Park School offers a school choice program for students in Grades 1-8. The goal at Somerdale Park is to provide  all students with a rich learning experience that helps prepare them to be academically, behaviorally, and socially  successful in the next phase of their educational career and beyond. 

A 1:1 student/tablet ratio for students in grades three through eight provides students with essential 21st Century learning  opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. In the classroom, students will utilize digital materials and  technological software/programs; while outside the classroom, students have the option to take home a personalized device  where they can access schoolwork through the use of cloud based technology. 

Students at Somerdale Park receive instruction in the areas of creative arts; Spanish (Foreign Language); physical  education; music (including instrumental); library reference skills, STEM, career and character education, and computer  instruction such as web-page design and coding. Additionally, Somerdale Park School also offers an array of  extracurricular programs and/or after-school clubs that recognize and promote diversity within the school.  Come be a part of our Cavalier Nation! GO CAVS!

 

 

 

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 4

Grade

Seat availability per grade

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

 No

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.

 N/A

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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