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

Vernon Township School District
625 Route 517
Vernon, NJ 07462 
Sussex County

District grades: Pre-K-12
Approved choice grades: K-12
Total number of students enrolled in district: 2,954

Choice parent information center phone number: 973-764-2900
Name of program contact: Dr. Charles McKay
Phone number & email of program contact: 973-764-2900; cmckay1@vtsd.com     
Website: www.vtsd.com

Choice Program

The Vernon Township School District services nearly 3,000 students in the rolling hills of northern Sussex County and includes 6 schools (4 primary, 1 middle, and 1 high school). The district prides itself on offering a comprehensive educational experience that nurtures the academic, social, and developmental needs of all learners. With focus on the “whole child,” the district strives to offer an array of service learning projects, in addition to a comprehensive curriculum in world language, visual, performing, and practical arts. However, the district also prides itself on its focus on language arts/literacy and math instruction. A balanced literacy program is used throughout the grade levels, in tandem with reading specialists and instructional interventionists at the primary school levels, to provide rigorous and research-based instruction to learners of all abilities. Likewise, the district’s focus on science and math instruction is equally valued. A hands-on and pragmatic approach, with real-world applicability, underscores the math and science programs. All programs are enriched with advanced technology for teaching and learning. District technology coaches help to service teachers in providing students with 21st century approaches to instruction. SmartBoards, document cameras, and a host of other web 2.0 tools are readily used to enhance instruction and help foster a distinct sense of pride in the Vernon Schools helping them to continue to sustain a learning culture in which academic excellence is paramount.

 

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 13

Grade

Seat availability per grade

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

 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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