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Lopatcong Township Choice District Profile for 2021-22 School Year

Lopatcong Township School District
321 Stonehenge Drive
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
Warren County

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

Choice parent information center phone number: (908) 213-2995
Name of program contact: Dr. Debra Mercora
Phone number & email of program contact: (908) 213-2995; mercorad@lopatcongschool.org
Website: www.lopatcongschool.org

Choice Program

The Lopatcong Township School District is proud of the individual and collective academic achievements 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 have a half day kindergarten program, inclusive classes in all grade levels and departmentalized program opportunities for students in grades five through eight. In addition, we have a full complement of “specials” for student growth in meeting or exceeding the NJ Student Learning Standards including specialists teaching physical education, health, art, vocal music, instrumental music, Spanish, and Financial Literacy/Technology. Further, we utilize up-to-date technology in our instructional areas including Smart Boards in all classrooms, Chromebooks for lessons, as well as 5 stationary and 6 portable computer labs districtwide. The Next Generation Science Standards are delivered in grades 3 – 8 through the incorporation of Discovery Education Science Techbook. Instruction is supported by a full time technology coordinator. We also have child study team members on site along with a district run after-care program. Additionally, we have multiple clubs at the middle school level (i.e., Student Council, Drama, 599) and Activity Zone for physical education at the elementary level.

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 After the deadline, the information will be outdated.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: 11
School Name: Lopatcong Township

Grade

Seat availability per grade

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

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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