About Camden Enrollment

About Camden Enrollment

Camden Enrollment is a new way to learn about and apply to Camden, NJ public schools.

Camden Enrollment is a family-friendly application that makes it easier to apply to public schools in Camden, NJ. Rather than having to submit multiple applications by different deadlines, families can use the Camden Enrollment application to apply to District schools outside of their neighborhood, renaissance schools, and public charter schools.

To ensure a fair process that treats all families equally, participating schools will only accept the Camden Enrollment application, available on this site, at public schools across the city or at the central Enrollment Center located at 201 N Front Street. The 2018-19 application will open on February 1, 2018.



Why do we need an improved enrollment process in Camden?

In the past, families had to fill out separate applications for each school they wanted their child to attend. Schools had different deadlines and separate lotteries for enrollment, stretching from as early as October to as late as July.

Camden Enrollment creates a one-stop shop for learning about and applying to Camden public schools. It simplifies the process and makes admissions fairer. Through this new application, students will be given a choice to attend the school they prefer the most that has available space, helping ensure that more students will have a seat at a school they want to attend.


Who needs to fill out an application?

Any student who wants to attend a different school next year, except those students who plan to attend their neighborhood District school. Click here to learn how to register at your neighborhood District school.

Students who want to continue at their current school next year do not need to apply. If your child is attending Pre-K in the same building as an elementary school, you may need to apply to attend kindergarten. Call (856)536-3999 for help.

Students who want to attend their neighborhood District school do not need to apply. Students always have a right to attend their neighborhood District school. Click here to find your neighborhood District school.

The Camden Enrollment application does not currently include pre-K. Learn more about how to sign up for pre-K in Camden.


Students with Special Needs

All Camden children are welcome to apply through Camden Enrollment, including English Language Learners and students with special needs.

All Camden charter and renaissance schools enroll students regardless of special needs. In District schools, some programs may be offered in certain schools and not others. If your child needs a specific program, check the school profile to see if the program is offered. Should you prefer a district school that does not offer your child's specialized program, Camden Enrollment staff will follow up with you directly do discuss alternative school options. District school placements are tentative until IEP reviews are complete.


Do I Need to Apply?

Do I need to apply if my child is happy at their current school, and will attend the same school next year?

NO

You do not need to apply. Your child can continue attending his or her current school.

If your child is attending Pre-K in the same building as an elementary school, you may need to apply to attend kindergarten. Call (856)536-3999 for help.

Do I need to apply if I want my child to attend their neighborhood District school next year?

NO

You do not need to apply. Your child has a right to attend his or her neighborhood District school and does not need to apply. Learn more about how to register for your neighborhood District school.

Do I need to apply if I want to enroll my child in pre-k next year?

NO

You do not need to apply. The Camden Enrollment application is only for students entering grades K-12. Learn more about how to register for pre-K programs.

Do I need to apply if I want my child to move to a renaissance school next year?

YES

You need to apply. You should fill out an application for your child and list the renaissance school as one of your choices. If you live in the neighborhood around the school, your child will have receive preference at that school.

Do I need to apply if I want my child to move to a charter school next year?

YES

You need to apply. You should fill out an application for your child and list the charter school as one of your choices.

Do I need to apply if I want my child to attend a District school other than their neighborhood school?

YES

You need to apply. You should fill out an application for your child and list the District school as one of your choices.