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Hopewell Valley Regional School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Hopewell Valley Regional School District 
425 South Main Street
Pennington, NJ, 08534 
Mercer County

District grades: Pre-K - Grade 12
Approved choice grades: Grade 4 and Grade 9
Total number of students enrolled in district: 3,510

Choice parent information center phone number: 609-737-4002, x 2101   
Name of program contact: Dan Umstead
Phone number & email of program contact: 609-737-4000, x 4721; danumstead@hvrsd.org  
Website: www.hvrsd.org

Choice Program

Performing Arts Academy - Incoming 9th Graders   

The Performing Arts Academy capitalizes on the quality of our existing program by nurturing students who have a passion for the performing arts. Through a multi-layered approach, students are exposed to a rigorous performing arts program based in performance philosophy while infusing a strong academic program. Students are also exposed to a rich history of the performing arts while increasing their learning skills through cross-cultural themes. This program will offer accepted 9th grade students the chance to shine in a supportive environment and provide them with opportunities to perform and compete across the country.

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 6 
School Name: Bear Tavern Elementary School, Central High School
Specialized Choice Program Name: Grade 4, STEM - Grade 9, Performing Arts Academy

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.

 N/A

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.

 N/A


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