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Lower Cape May Regional School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Lower Cape May Regional School District
687 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
Cape May County

District grades: 7-12
Approved choice grades: 7-12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 1334

Choice parent information center phone number: (609) 884-3475 ext. 225
Name of program contact: Margie Franco
Phone number & email of program contact: (609) 884-3475 ext. 225; francom@lcmrschools.com  
Website: www.lcmrschooldistrict.com

Choice Program

The Lower Cape May Regional School District is a comprehensive 7-12 school district serving the communities of Lower Township, Cape May and West Cape May. The two district schools are situated on a 65 acre campus that includes athletic fields and a performing arts center surrounded by natural wetlands. The district has a history of focusing on new educational initiatives and developments. Technology in the district continues to be on the cutting edge. All staff and students have e-mail accounts and our data system provides unprecedented access of information to students, staff and parents.

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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.

District Notes About Choice Seats Availability

NOTE: Due to caps on enrollment communicated by the NJDOE, our projected CHOICE new enrollment figures may be adjusted

Maximum Number of New Choice Students that can be Enrolled: 9

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  Available
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.

 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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