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Hardyston School District Choice Profile for 2022-23 School Year

Hardyston School District 
183 Wheatsworth Road
Hamburg, NJ 07419 
Sussex County

District grades: K-8
Approved choice grades: 3-8
Total number of students enrolled in district: 669

Choice parent information center phone number: 973-823-7000
Name of program contact: Nicole Meyer
Phone number & email of program contact: 973-823-7000, Ext. 1060; nmeyer@htps.org 
Website: www.htps.org

Choice Program

Hardyston school district offers unique benefits to all resident and choice students. Presently, our district offers an extensive program of curricular and extra-curricular activities that enhance the education of our students. Elementary and middle school students benefit from music, chorus and band. Academic experiences include world languages (offered in Grades 1 to 8) family and consumer sciences (Grades 5 -8), technology and art. We provide a challenging curriculum for our gifted and talented students and for those students who require remediation. The district also offers an array of afterschool athletics. At the middle school these include; cross-country, track, field hockey, basketball and soccer. Middle school intramural programs include; basketball and floor hockey, and skiing. In addition to seasonal concerts offered to the entire community, our Adventure Theater offers an annual theatrical performance. The elementary school offers gymnastics.

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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 
School Name: HARDYSTON ELEMENTARY 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  Available
4  Available
5  Available
6  Available
7  Available
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.

 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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