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Lower Township Elementary School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Lower Township Elementary Schools
905 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
Cape May County

District grades: Preschool-6
Approved choice grades: Kindergarten-6
Total number of students enrolled in district: 1670

Choice parent information center phone number: (609) 884-9400 ext. 2604
Name of program contact: Leigh Ann Downie
Phone number & email of program contact: (609) 884-9400 ext. 2604; choice@lowertwpschools.com 
Website: www.lowertwpschools.com

 

Choice Program

The Lower Township School District is Cape May County’s largest elementary school system offering comprehensive, quality educational programs and services. A positive and productive school climate built on high behavioral expectations and rigorous academic goals assisting all students to meet the NJ Student Learning Standards in all content areas.

Technology integration in the classroom increases every year as reading, math, social studies, and science materials are provided in both written text and e-text enabling students and parents to access student materials in school or at home. Wireless connectivity is available throughout the district. All K thru 6th grade students have classrooms equipped with interactive technology instruction.

Kindergarten through 6th grades have daily special area instruction in art, music, physical education, library/media and technology/STEM taught by visual and performing arts specialists.

Recognizing the importance of developing the whole individual, additional programs are offered at specific grade levels. Vocal or Instrumental music programs include chorus, band and strings. Field trips and cultural activities incorporated at each grade level connect curriculum enrichment and foster the development of leadership skills.

The district offers before- and after-school day care programs, participates in the National School Lunch Program, and provides Free Breakfast for all students. It is immediately evident to anyone visiting our schools that the focus is on student achievement and a positive learning environment. All school facilities are safe, well maintained, and provide an accepting environment where individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

 

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: 15 
School Names: : David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial (K) School, Carl T. Mitnick (1,2), Maud Abrams 
(3,4), Sandman Consolidated (5,6)

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, provided space is avialiable 

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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