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:
According to Board of Education Policy 5111.1, the superintendent shall grant choice of high school 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.
Since 2005, building capacities exceeded 90% capacity so choice was eliminated as an option with certain exceptions, such as fulfillment of IEP requirements, mental health issue, wish to continue family tradition at same alma mater, or to keep siblings together in the same high school.
As of October 15, 2022, taking into account enrollment, how classrooms are being utilized and inclusion of vocational academies, choice of high school is now an option for students in any sending district as both high schools are below 90% capacity.
Below is the list of municipalities and to which high school its students are designated to attend per Policy 5111.1:
- North Hunterdon High School: Bethlehem Township, Town of Clinton, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Glen Gardner*, Lebanon Borough, and Union Township
- Voorhees High School: Califon, Town of Clinton*, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township, and Tewksbury Township.
* Since 2014-2015, all students who attend Clinton Public School (Town of Clinton and Glen Gardner students) can select which high school they want to attend.
If you want your child to attend the opposite high school to which your child is designated based on the list above, a parent/guardian must submit a request in writing to the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Jeffrey Bender, at email@example.com. Requests must be received by April 30th to allow time for change to scheduling. Please understand that switching schools will include a change to bus stop as central hub stops have been created for students attending the opposite high school, meaning the bus will not pick up at your home.
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.