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

Stafford Township School District 
250 North Main Street 
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
County

District grades: Prek-6
Approved choice grades: K-6
Total number of students enrolled in district: 2,189

Choice parent information center phone number: 609-978-5700, ext. 1104
Name of program contact: Stephanie Bush
Phone number & email of program contact: 609-978-5700, ext. 1104; sbush@staffordschools.org  
Website: www.staffordschools.org

Choice Program

The Stafford Township School District is offering an innovative program designed to address and foster multiple intelligences while simultaneously attending to the implementation of the core curriculum content standards in visual and performing arts. The NJ Student Learning Standards mandate that all students acquire skills that increase aesthetic awareness in music, theater and visual arts. Students are required to create, to produce, to critique, to design and to identify the historical, social and cultural influences and traditions that have generated artistic accomplishments. Believing that students demonstrate intelligence in a variety of different ways, the Stafford Township School District will provide numerous opportunities to develop these multiple intelligences. By extending offerings in visual and performing arts the district will better promote and foster the development of these intelligences and more accurately attend to the needs, interests and abilities of all students. School choice program students in grades 5 and 6 will be offered opportunities to participate in a variety of visual and performing arts activities including theatre improvisation, rhythmic analysis, musical composition, and communications. Students with identified interests and abilities will also participate in extended day experiences designed to enhance and extend specific skills and talents.

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 5
School Name: Primary Learning Center (K), Ocean Acres (1st/2nd), 
McKinley Avenue Elementary (3rd/4th), Stafford Intermediate (5th/6th)   

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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