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Newark Enrolls is a system of choice connecting all Newark public schools, magnet schools and most Newark charter schools where all families can access great schools for their children. The system is available to any family wishing to enroll their child in school for the first time (for Kindergarten or due to a recent move into the city) or enroll their child in a new school for the upcoming year. Families may rank up to eight school choices — both district and charter — on a single application. They will then receive a single offer to attend the best possible school given their selections. Ranking KIPP Newark as your first choice provides the best chance for your child to be matched to a seat in a KIPP Newark school.
The Newark Public Schools Office of Student Enrollment manages the technology, school and parent communications, and student-school matching for the enrollment system. For example, Newark Public Schools developed the Online Enrollment Center, leads parent focus groups, coordinates school fairs, trains school staff, and runs the matching software. KIPP Newark participates in this centralized process and no longer operates its own application or lottery.
No. You should not complete an enrollment application if you wish for your child to remain at their current school. If you apply through Newark Enrolls you run the risk of losing the seat reserved for your child at his/her current school.
Students who wish to remain in their current school do not need to submit an application. Submitting an application for a school other than your current school may result in a new placement and loss of your child’s seat at their current school.
No. You should only select schools you would actually want your child to attend; it is not necessary to have eight. While it does benefit you to list more than one school in case your child does not get into your first choice, do not list schools you do not want them to go to.
You will need to complete an application for the child who is not currently enrolled in a KIPP Newark school. On the application, be sure to indicate your current KIPP Newark student’s name so the system recognizes the sibling relationship as the system will attempt to assign siblings to KIPP Newark. Note: KIPP Newark may give priority to siblings; however, this is subject to seat availability so it’s not possible to guarantee that siblings will attend the same KIPP Newark school.
After the application deadline on January 29th, Newark Enrolls will match each student with the best possible school based on the family’s choices and the policies of the enrollment system. Families and students will learn of their matches the week of April 18, 2021.
The Newark Enrolls system requires that non- KIPP Newark students complete a new application each school year even if you have applied to our schools in the past.
You must apply again through Newark Enrolls starting December for the upcoming school year. The waitlist does not carry over from school year to school year.
The Newark Enrolls application will be open from November 13, 2020 through January 29, 2021. Applications can be submitted at any time during this time frame.
Families will receive results by mail, email and/or phone in mid April.
To qualify for Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year, your child must be five years-old by October 1, 2021. There are no exceptions.
There is no application fee or cost to attend. KIPP Newark schools are free public schools
No. You should only submit one application for each child. Any duplicate applications will be removed prior to the application processing.
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KIPP New Jersey is a growing network of public schools in Newark and Camden, New Jersey. KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized KIPP Schools (Knowledge is Power Program). Our students are in school longer, with days until 4:00pm and Saturday and summer school sessions. We serve roughly the same demographics as each of our neighboring schools and over 80% of KIPP New Jersey alumni are now in college. Read more about KIPP New Jersey here »
Absolutely. We are proud that our schools and the Newark Public Schools have roughly the same percentage of students with special needs.
A typical KIPP Newark school day runs from 7:45am-4:00pm with the exception of early dismissal on Wednesdays and occasional Saturday school. For specific times and dates for Saturday school please contact the individual campus.
Unfortunately, we no longer provide busing for our incoming students, but we do provide NJ Transit bus tickets for students grades 5-12 who are eligible. We also offer an after school program through the Boys and Girls Club that runs from the end of the school day until 7:oopm – even on early dismissal days.
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You may visit the school any day that the school is open. Please call the school in advance of your visit to confirm the school hours and schedules. Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all of our schools are closed to students, staff and visitors.
The number of students in each classroom varies depending on the campus, grade and/or subject. Some classes have 20 students and others may have 29; the average class has 24 students.
Generally, the school year begins with summer school in late August. Please do not schedule any vacations or summer camp in August so that your child does not miss school. Summer school is part of the regular school year and is mandatory for all students.
Students who qualify for free lunch do not have to pay for lunch. Some students may qualify for reduced-price lunch and others will have to pay full price. This status is determined using a lunch application completed each year or whenever a family’s circumstances change.
Yes, all students are required to wear uniforms. Students are able to earn a free t-shirt at the beginning of the school year. Families may purchase additional shirts throughout the school year. Uniforms are sold by Flynn O’Hara School Uniforms.
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We try to follow the same schedule as Newark Public Schools. Our schools do begin in August for all students and that that does not align to district schools. Click here for this year’s school calendar.