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Pinelands Regional School District Choice Profile for 2021-22 School Year

Pinelands Regional School District 
520 Nugentown Road
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087 
Ocean County

District grades: 7-12
Approved choice grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 1,551

Choice parent information center phone number: 609-296-3106 Ext. 2218   
Name of program contact: Karen M. Kenny
Phone number & email of program contact: 609-296-3106 Ext. 2218; kkenny@prsdnj.org 
Website: www.pinelandsregional.org

Choice Program

Pinelands Regional School District is located in Little Egg Harbor, Ocean County, and serves students in grades 7-12. The district students reside in Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, Eagleswood, and Bass River Township (Burlington County). Pinelands Regional School District will offer Choice students the opportunity to share in the small classes and individual attention in which the district prides itself.

Pinelands Regional boasts small classes, a performing arts program and a plethora of honors/AP courses. In addition, there is an extensive athletic program and extra-curricular activities. The Pinelands Regional learning community embraces a commitment to the development of the whole student. Pinelands offers many extra-curricular activities, an outstanding athletic program and have a highly decorated Thespian Competition Team.

We embrace the philosophy of encouraging all students to participate in Advance Placement Courses. In fact, College Board has recognized Pinelands as being an honor roll district that simultaneously achieved increases in access to AP courses and also maintained or improved the rate at which our students earned scores of a 3 or higher. Pinelands is also offering two Academies. The Academy of Humanities/Law prepares students for a career in Humanities/Law and the Bio/Medical Academy which will provide students the path to pursue a career in the Health Sciences at the undergraduate level. 

Partnered with Ocean County College and Stockton University, the students will have the opportunity to gain college credit.  Both require prerequisite courses and an application process. We pride ourselves on a fully engaged guidance department that works closely with all of our students in the post-secondary planning process. Pinelands Regional School District has a total of six (6) seats available. However, if fewer applications are received for a particular grade level, the available seats will be redistributed to meet the demand in other grades. 

 

 

 

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: 3

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  Available
11  Available
12  Available

 

 

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.

 Yes

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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