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

Elk Township School District
900 Clems Run
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Gloucester County

District grades: K-6
Approved choice grades: K-6
Total number of students enrolled in district: 319

Choice parent information center phone number: 856-881-4551 ext. 543
Name of program contact: Judy Jusko, Dr. Anthony Fitzpatrick
Phone number & email of program contact: 856-881-4551 ext. 543; juskoj@auraelementary.us  
Website: www.auraelementary.us

Choice Program

Students who choose to join the Elk Township School District will be able to take advantage of the full array of educational opportunities afforded our current students while at the same time becoming part of the Aura “family” where every child is valued and respected. Our educational philosophy is rooted in strong academics, respect for others and self, and the ability to think critically. In addition, our small class size allows for individualized attention, which establishes an environment where teachers truly know their students. Through our state of the art technology and our culture of literacy, Aura students are provided with the opportunity to grow as learners in a nurturing environment that recognizes their individual needs and talents.

Aura School is an integral part of the Elk Township community. With over four and five generations of families having attended the school, it is the heart and soul of the community; a tradition of excellence embodied in the pride exhibited by current and former students

 

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 2

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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