Information Regarding Choice of District School
** Please note that North Hunterdon and Voorhees High Schools are NOT part of the state’s school choice program. **
Dear Parents and Guardians:
In the past, parents and students of the North Hunterdon High School sending districts were able to select either North Hunterdon High School or Voorhees High School as their school of choice. Choice of district high school was never an option for the Voorhees sending districts. As our student population continued to grow and our two high schools reached, and exceeded, 90% capacity, the option of choosing Voorhees was eliminated in the 2005-2006 school year for the North Hunterdon sending districts (Bethlehem Township, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough and Union Township – Town of Clinton students have a choice of high school).
According to Board of Education Policy 5111.1, the superintendent shall grant school choice until the school population in the building reaches 90% capacity. Each October, the superintendent shall notify the community on whether the option to choose a high school is allowed for the next school year.
Currently, based on enrollment and how classrooms are being utilized, choice of high school is NOT an option. The exception is that all students from Town of Clinton and Glen Gardner attending Clinton Public School have a choice of high school per Policy 5111.1.
If one of the following exceptions relates to your incoming freshman and you would like him/her to attend Voorhees High School instead of North Hunterdon High School, please send a request to the Superintendent for this change by April 30th:
- A family already has a student attending Voorhees High School and wants to keep siblings together
- A family had a student attend Voorhees High School and wishes to maintain a continuity of tradition by having siblings attend the same alma mater
- Fulfillment of the requirements of an IEP
- For a mental health issue
We will continue to review our facilities and capacity annually. If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent at 908-735-2846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.