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Andover Regional School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Andover Regional School District
707 Limecrest Road
Newton, NJ 07860
Sussex County

District grades: Pre-K-8
Approved choice grades: K-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 455

Choice parent information center phone number: 973-315-5254
Name of program contact: Dennis Tobin, Interim Superintendent
Phone number & email of program contact: 973-315-5254; dtobin@andoverregional.org 
Website: www.andoverregional.org

Choice Program

The Andover Regional School District is proud of the individual and collective academic achievement of its student population. We take pride in the efforts that the various school and community stakeholders make in planning and supporting educational programs that benefit all of our students. We currently have a full day kindergarten program, self-contained classes in first through fourth grade, departmentalized programming in grade five through eight, and several self-contained special education programs at both schools. At our schools, we also offer after school programs such as homework club, NJASK Prep classes, Art Highlights, Book Fairs, and Music Concerts. Further as an introduction to kindergarten we have a Safety Town program for nine days in the summer where young children become acclimated to the happenings in school and in our

community. We also have an array of “encore” courses at the middle school level where students can learn and gain experience in areas outside of core content. In addition, we have a full complement of other special areas for student growth in meeting or exceeding the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) including specialists teaching physical education, health, art, vocal music, instrumental music, Spanish and library science to name a few. Further, we have expanded in the area of technology in our instructional areas to include interactive projectors in our classrooms. We also have a child study team on site along with after school care operated by the District. Additionally, we have multiple clubs in our district, as well as middle level interscholastic athletic programs. Our students “catch the learning spirit!”

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 0

Grade

Seat availability per grade

K  Full
1  Full
2  Full
3  Full
4  Full
5  Full
6  Full
7  Full
8  Full
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.

 No

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.

 No


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