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Hoboken Public School District Choice Profile for 2021-22 School Year

Hoboken Public Schools
158 4th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hudson County

District grades: PreK - 12
Approved choice grades: Kindergarten - Grade 10
Total number of students enrolled in district:

Choice parent information center phone number: (201) 356-3698
Name of program contact: Nory Rojas
Phone number & email of program contact: (201) 356-3698; nrojas@hoboken.k12.nj.us
Website: www.hoboken.k12.nj.us

Choice Program

Hoboken High School is soaring to new heights. The nationally recognized Project Lead the Way STEM Learning Program with pathways in Biomedical Science, Engineering, and Computer Science will now be a specialized academy at Hoboken High School and the School Choice offering to student entering 9th grade.  PLTW has excited our students and has encouraged new learning. Our School Choice Program is designated for students with an interest and aptitude for STEM Learning.

School Choice applicants must possess two years of Mathematics and Science grades of a B or higher in both content areas, and must show proficiency in Mathematics on either the NJSLA or any other standardized assessment. This highly specialized program, sponsored by Project Lead the Way, offers pathways in Biomedical Science, Engineering, or Computer Science. School Choice is now only open to those interested in one of these three pathways. Each pathway includes a series of coursework which is required for graduation, as well as internship placement, and enrollment in both the AP Capstone Program and AP Plus Project Lead the Way courses. 

In addition to enrollment in the Project Lead the Way Program, Hoboken High School students participate in a Personal Growth Period. This period enables students to take SAT Prep classes, attend lectures and seminars, participate in book groups, compete in physical competitions, visit with college and university admissions counselors, and much more. In addition to the wide array of Advance Placement courses offered during the school day, Hoboken High School students may also take on-line courses and enroll in the Pre-Medical Honors Program offered by Rutgers University.

Students at Hoboken High School take great pride in being a Redwing on our athletic fields, courts, and at the bowling alley. They also put countless hours into the marking band, color guard, and choir. As our teams display N.J. State Championship banners and the Rockin’ Redwings Marching Band performs in Washington, D.C., our award winning Theater Department continuously earns medals and trophies locally, statewide, and nationally. Clubs and activities such as Harvard Model Congress prepare our students to attend the annual conference in San Francisco where they display their abilities to constructively debate and compete in a range of government simulations against students from across the nation. 

The Hoboken School District has infused technology throughout its curriculum. Students have access to technology in all classrooms, common spaces and media centers. Each school has computer labs and a multitude of Chromebooks, I Pads, and Android Tablets for more mobile learning. Hoboken High School just recently opened a state-of-the-art engineering and robotics lab with great capacity for 3-D printing projects, robotics, and computer assisted design. Software-based programs, as well as online learning tools are implemented in each school. Hoboken High School also operates a 1:1 Chromebook program.  The goal of the Hoboken School District is to ensure equity and strive toward excellence in education. It is a dynamic place for all students to grow socially, emotionally and academically. Come join us as we continuously surpass expectations! 

 

 

 

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: 27
School Name: Thomas G. Connors School, Wallace Elementary School, Hoboken Middle School, Hoboken High School  

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  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
8  Not Available (no waitlist will be developed)
9  Available
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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