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Lawrence Township School Choice District Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Lawrence Township School District
225 Main Street
Cedarville, NJ 08311
Cumberland County

District grades: PreK-8
Approved choice grades: K-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 520

Choice parent information center phone number: 856-447-4237
Name of program contact: Shelleymarie Magan/Heather Burkhart 
Phone number & email of program contact: smagan@myronlpowell.org; hburkhart@myronlpowell.org 
Website: www.myronlpowell.org


 

Choice Program

The Myron L. Powell Elementary School offers a comprehensive academic curriculum that seeks to integrate technology, social-emotional learning, and leadership opportunities into and across all curricular areas. Our local curriculum encourages each student to strive to meet or exceed state standards, but is flexible enough to take into consideration the unique learning style and interests of each individual student. Special events, field trips, assemblies, and service projects take place throughout the year to complement and enrich our curriculum. The Board of Education is committed to the concept of educating the whole child and to that end, provides extensive after-school activities including clubs, traveling sports teams, and non-traveling intramurals. In addition, all students are given the opportunity to display their talents by participating in multiple performance opportunities such as concerts and art shows.

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 11 

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Available
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 ).

 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.

 No

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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