Choice



WHAT IS INTERDISTRICT PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE?

The Interdistrict Public School Choice Program is an outgrowth of the Comprehensive Educational Improvement and Financing Act of 1996 (CEIFA) which authorized the Commissioner of Education to establish a program of interdistrict public school choice. The goal of the school choice program is to provide greater flexibility to parents and students in the selection of a public school that best meets the needs of the student. It offers parents and students expanded educational opportunities to attend schools outside of the district in which they reside. Parents will have the ability to select a public school best suited to their child's particular interests, abilities and learning needs. Parents will not be charged tuition in order for their children to attend a Choice school.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE CHOICE PROGRAM IN KENILWORTH?

The Kenilworth Public School’s Choice program is open to entering grades seven (7) through ten (10) in September of each school year. Our programs at the David Brearley Middle and High School provide all students with a small, personalized, and caring educational environment in a superior educational facility. In addition to our special education and general education programs, we now offer students the option of an Academic Academy (The Kenilworth Scholars’ Academy) for those who meet the necessary academic requirements. Our comprehensive educational program includes Core, AP, and Honors courses as well as Virtual High School courses utilizing the web. Each December we have conducted a lottery drawing to determine entrance into our David Brearley Middle and High School as we continue to receive far more applicants than we have available seats. We are a small but outstanding Union County School District assisting each student to reach his/her maximum potential.

WHAT IS THE KENILWORTH SCHOLARS' ACADEMY CHOICE PROGRAM?

The Kenilworth Scholars Academy is a small community of students devoted to high achievement and rigorous coursework in all subject areas. Students are exposed to a variety of academic experiences with a concentration in math and sciences. These students are required to take Academy courses that comprise an assortment of honors, Advanced Placement and specialized classes. The students also participate in seminars, field trips, college visits, and other forms of enrichment that allow them a variety of educational experiences. Students must apply for the academy using our application process and meet the selection criteria that encompass multiple measures. The Kenilworth Scholars Academy is focused on engaging career-minded students who aspire to contribute to a 21st Century global society by learning with small groups in the classroom, in the field, and at the college level.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

lisa_casamento@kenilworthschools.com

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