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How to Apply

It's easy to apply to a KIPP Newark school.

You may apply online using a computer, tablet or a smartphone.

Our buildings are currently closed due to COVID-19. If you need assistance, please contact us.

If you're ready to apply, click here to apply now or see below for instructions.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Go to the Newark Enrolls website

Step 2: Create an Account

NOTE: Newark Enrolls is using a new system for the 2021-22 school year called SchoolMint. Most users will need to create a new account.

  • If you have never used the new Newark Enrolls system before, enter a Username - this can be a valid email address or your mobile phone number.
    • Next, enter the same email address or mobile phone number again to confirm
    • Then, enter a password and then enter the password again to confirm
    • Finally, click the Create an Account button
  • If you are experiencing issues with creating an account or logging-in, please contact SchoolMint support:
    • Call SchoolMint at 855.957.3535
    • Send an email to support@schoolmint.com
    • Forgot your password? Click here to reset your password.
    • If you need additional support, please contact the Newark Board of Education at 973.733.7333 or send an email to newarkenrolls@nps.k12.nj.us

Step 3: Add Parent/Guardian Information

  • You'll need to enter the following information to get started:
    • Relationship to student(s)
    • Parent first name
    • Parent last name
    • Home Address | Please enter your address accurately!
    • Apartment, Unit or Suite Number (if applicable)
    • City
    • State
    • ZIP Code
    • Mobile Phone Number
    • Home Phone Number
    • Work Phone Number
    • TIP: Enter as many phone numbers as possible so schools are able to reach you when your child is accepted.
    • Email address
    • Contact Preference
      • Choose from:
        • Email and Text Message
        • Email Only
        • Text Message Only
    • Next, either click Add Another Guardian -or- click Next to continue

Step 4: Add your child

  • Note: You will need to repeat this step for each child that you would like to submit an application for.
  • Click Add New Student
  • Enter the following information for your child:
    • Student First Name
    • Student Middle Name
    • Student Last Name
    • Student Birth Date (select Month, Day, and Year)
    • Please double-check the birth date.
    • Student Gender
  • Then click Save

Step 5: Start Application

  • After adding your child, click Add New Student Application
  • PART A
    • Enter your child's current school information:
      • Is this student enrolled in a Newark Enrolls school? Select Yes or No.
      • Select the name of the school from the drop-down menu.
        • Schools are listed in alphabetical order.
        • If you don't see your child's school listed, select No for the previous question.
      • Select your child's Current Grade and Grade Applying to.
      • Please double-check your grade level selections. For example, if your child is going to Kindergarten in September 2020, select Kindergarten for Grade Applying to.
  • Click Next.

Step 6: Select schools

  • Select up to 8 participating schools by clicking the school name.
  • You'll notice a green check-mark to the left of the school name after clicking/selecting it.
  • You do not have to select 8 schools but you should select more than 1.
  • If you are interested in KIPP Newark, select KIPP Newark.
  • You cannot apply directly to a specific KIPP Newark campus.

Click the Next button on the bottom, right-hand side after selecting all of the schools you wish to apply to.

Step 7: Rank your selected schools

  • This step is very important.
  • Rank the schools you selected in the order of preference.
  • For example, if you really want your child to go to a KIPP Newark school, select KIPP Newark as your first choice - ranked at the very top.
  • After ranking all schools you have previously selected, click Next.

Step 8: A few more questions

  • Siblings
    • Does your child have a sibling (brother or sister) at one of the schools you are applying to? Select Yes or No.
      • If yes, enter the sibling's first and last name, grade, school, and date of birth.
      • If you need to select additional siblings, click Add Another Attending Sibling.
  • Request Type
    • Select one of the following:
      • New Student
      • Currently attending a Newark district school
        • Enter your child's Student ID Number which you can obtain from your child's current school
      • Currently attending a Newark charter school
        • Enter your child's Student ID Number which you can obtain from your child's current school
  • Twin or multiple ?
    • Does the student have a twin or multiple-birth sibling(s) who is also applying? Select Yes or No.
  • Is the mailing address different from the above? *
    • Select Yes or No
  • Are you currently homeless or displaced? (for example, living in a shelter, hotel/motel, temporarily doubled up) *
    • Select Yes or No
  • Does the student currently receive bilingual or ESL services?
  • Home Language Survey
    • 7 questions related to language
  • My child qualifies for free lunch
    • Select Yes or No
  • My child qualifies for free or reduced lunch *
    • Select Yes or No
  • A transcript is required. Would you like to upload your transcript now? *
Tip: Student must be 5 years old by October 1, 2021 to qualify for Kindergarten. Born on or before 10/1/2016.

Step 10: Sign, Review & Submit

  • Review your application.
  • Read and click the box next to I understand the above.
  • Finally, If you are ready to submit your application, click Yes.

Ready to apply?

Click here to apply now

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