Interdistrict School Choice Program

The South Hunterdon Regional School District is a Choice School District in the Interdistrict School Choice Program

Interdistrict School Choice logo

The South Hunterdon Regional School District Choice Lottery will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 1pm in the Guidance Conference room at South Hunterdon Regional High School. 

All applicants will be notified of their status.  Parents should return applicable forms to the district in order to either enroll their child or remain on the wait list. If your child's status on the wait list changes, you will be notified.  The SHRSD Choice policy allows priority for concurrently enrolled siblings and for advertised targeted grades at one or more of the four schools within the district.


Click here to visit the New Jersey Interdistrict Public 
School Choice web page for updated information!


Click on the link's below for a specific school's 2017-18 application:
Lambertville Public School (K-6)
Stockton Borough School (K-6)
West Amwell School (K-6)
South Hunterdon Regional High School (7-12)



Choice
School Timeline for  Registration:

The South Hunterdon School District maintains a Choice student waiting list, provides sibling priority, and retains the right to prioritize preference for targeted grades and/or schools. Sibling priority applies to students who are co-currently enrolled.

2017-18 Choice School Application Timeline


School Choice Profiles:
A district allotment will be given by the DOE for 2017-2018.  It is possible that one or more schools in SHRSD will not be accepting any students due to this cap.

Lambertville Public School (Elementary)

Lambertville Public School is a small school with a close-knit community that is completely invested in our students' education.  Located on the southern end of Hunterdon County, the Lambertville community is full of unique artistic talents and skill sets as well as a variety of businesses that often support and invite our students to learn from them.  In addition, our school is a diverse group of learners both academically as well as culturally.  

Our school sets high standards for students and allows them to meet their full potential through differentiating instruction and providing supports where needed while also enriching students to go above and beyond.  Our standardized test scores demonstrate that students do well and meet or exceed the expectation.  We are always open to new students joining our school community and we welcome them.

Wanda Quinones, Principal
Lambertville Public School
200 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
609.397.0183


Stockton Borough School (Elementary)

The Stockton Borough School is a unique setting where students enjoy a personalized education in a small-school environment.  We are a NJ DOE designated High-Performing Rewards School.  In addition to our high levels of academic performance, we stress high character values and a well-rounded education, which includes community service, a variety of field trips, and exposure to multiple languages (Spanish, French, and Mandarin.)

Please call the school to arrange for a personal tour. 

Due to limited placements we typically have to hold a lottery, so we encourage parents to visit other Choice schools in their area so that you can have other options for a placement for your child.

Geoff Hewitt, Principal
Stockton Borough School
19 South Main Street
Stockton, NJ 08559
609.397.2012


West Amwell School (Elementary)

West Amwell Township Elementary School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Elementary School located in the southernmost part of Hunterdon County. The administration and staff at West Amwell Elementary School set high expectations for academic achievement.  Our teachers work closely with parents, classroom paraprofessionals and support staff to ensure a well-rounded, standards-based educational experience for each of the students in our care. We celebrate each individual’s uniqueness and challenge all to reach their highest potential. These efforts affirm the belief that all of our students will become self-sufficient, passionate, productive members of 21st Century society.

Our students receive instruction in language arts, Spanish, library, technology, music, art, and physical education. They may also choose to take part in our instrumental music program or participate in our chorus. Additionally, supplemental instruction is provided for students who need assistance in basic skills, multi-sensory reading instruction or speech. We also have a combination of resource room and in class support services designed to support students with special needs. Furthermore, we offer enrichment and G&T programs that are intended to provide our students with access to a wide variety of rigorous and creative learning experiences beyond those expected to take place in the regular classroom. 

The West Amwell School was not a Choice district prior to regionalizing with the other three districts, which now make up the South Hunterdon Regional School District and currently has no Choice students in attendance.

David Miller, Principal
West Amwell Township School
1417 Route 179
Lambertville, NJ 08530
609.397.0819


South Hunterdon Regional High School (7-12)

South Hunterdon Regional High School has been a participant in the NJ School Choice Program since 2010. South will be accepting a limited number of choice students, with priority given to siblings who are already enrolled in the district.

Jennifer MacKnight, Principal
South Hunterdon Regional High School
301 Mt. Airy Road-Harbourton Road
Lambertville, NJ 08530
609.397.2060

Frequently Asked Questions:

What makes your school district unique?

We are known for our small rural regional schools that offer quality programs for our students. Our newly regionalized four school district offers a PreK-12 schooling experience for students with only one school transfer, which helps to create intimate learning communities. See individual school profiles below for more information about each school

I would like to find out more about your schools. How do I do this?

A good start is to check our website and the Department of Education for our School Report Cards. If you have additional questions, please see below for school information and contact information.

Can anyone come to your schools as a Choice Student?

All New Jersey residents who live within 20 miles of our site are eligible to apply with resident district sponsored transportation or aid in lieu, provided we have room and a program in
place. It is important to note that a completed application does not mean acceptance into
our program. Visit the above NJ Interdistrict link to find out more information or call the school contacts below to find out more about the process.

Does your district provide transportation?

Transportation is the responsibility of your resident district, unless a Choice school or districts makes other arrangements. South Hunterdon Regional, our 7-12 grade high school, currently provides one bus for students living south of Hunterdon County but no busing is provided for elementary students. If you live within 20 miles or less of the school, your sending district is required to either provide transportation for your child or give you “aid in lieu” money (about $885 per student), given at the end of the school year) in return for you providing transportation. Since the elementary schools have smaller numbers of Choice students, it is anticipated that your sending district will not provide a bus to these schools.

Does the district provide before/after school care?

West Amwell has before and after care. Lambertville Public elementary school has after school care services offered by outside vendors available. Stockton Borough elementary school does not offer before or after care.

Where do your elementary students go after sixth grade?

We have three PreK-Sixth grade elementary schools. Elementary students go to South Hunterdon Regional High School for grades 7-12. We are one Choice district.

I have missed the deadline, may I still apply?

Yes. Schools may continue to accept late applications and accept students, but may have limited availability. Therefore, it is likely that you will be put on a waiting list along with other applicants and would only be offered a seat should someone leave the program. You will need to reapply each year if you wish to stay on the waiting list.

How do I apply?

See links for individual schools above. Print and complete the application and submit it to all schools where you have an interest. It is recommended you keep a copy of the application and date submitted. To expedite the process, you should include copies of school records if your child has a current or pending IEP or 504 Plan or has needs that require a special program, since each school needs to determine if there is a program in place prior to processing an application. If your child is selected, you will receive a letter of intent from that school, which you will have to return to acknowledge your commitment. NJDOE’s “Student Application Process for Parents and Students”, with step by step instructions, can be found at: http://www.state.nj.us/education/choice/parents/process.htm

I would like to review other documents pertaining to School Choice, the NJ statue and regulations for School Choice.

Go to this website to access the Interdistrict Public School Choice Act
2010: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/A0500/355_R2.pdf

Go to this website to access the Administrative Code,N.J.A.C.6A:12:
http://www.state.nj.us/education/code/current/title6a/chap12.pdf

I have additional questions. How do I contact someone?

You may contact the Office of Interdistrict School Choice at the NJ Department of Education by calling (609) 777-4132 or visiting the Choice website: http://www.state.nj.us/education/choice/