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Waterford Towship School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Waterford Township School District
1106 Old White Horse Pike
Waterford, NJ 08089
County Camden

District grades: Pre-K-6
Approved choice grades: K-6
Total number of students enrolled in district: 904

Choice parent information center phone number: (856) 767-8293 ext. 5043
Name of program contact: Lisa DiRenzo-Koob
Phone number & email of program contact: (856) 767-8293 ext. 5043; lkoob@wtsd.org 
Website: www.wtsd.org

Choice Program

Waterford Township School District is an elementary school district located in the southeast corner of Camden County. The Atco Elementary School houses first and second grades. The Thomas Richards Elementary School houses preschool and kindergarten. The Waterford Elementary School houses third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Secondary resident students attend the Hammonton School District under a send/receive agreement which is located in Atlantic County but is adjacent to Waterford Township.

Through our progressive, student centered curriculum and comprehensive system of supports, Waterford Township School District provides all students with a safe and equitable learning environment that cultivates academic, social and emotional growth. We encourage the development of personal strengths, a positive self-image and an appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual. Through community partnerships and engagement, the district provides a strong foundation for students to reach their full potential as they continue their educational journey.

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 8
 Atco Elementary: Grades 1, 2 
Thomas Richards Elementary: Grades Pre-K, K; Waterford Elementary: Grades 3-6

Grade

Seat availability per grade

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

 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.

 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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