Camden Family Corner

Camden Family Corner

News and Updates for Families

Work for Camden Enrollment!

Work for Camden Enrollment!

May 25, 2018
Are you passionate about using your data and operations skills to serve Camden families? Camden Enrollment is hiring a Data & Technology Manager to oversee our application system, analyze enrollment data, and make sure our operations run smoothly. We are looking for someone who loves solving problems and improving processes, is comfortable with technology (including intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills), and is excited to work as a team to continually improve how well we serve our families ... Read More >
Ready to Register?

Ready to Register?

May 15, 2018
Once your child has been accepted into the school of your choice, you must register by June 8, 2018 to secure their seat. You will need a photo ID as well as your child's birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of address. Click here to see a list of school registration hours and events. If your child's school does not have times listed, call the school to make an appointment. Have a great school year! ... Read More >
What are you doing this summer?

What are you doing this summer?

May 07, 2018
Announcing Camden Enrollment's annual list of summer programs, updated for 2018! Many schools and community organizations throughout Camden offer great opportunities to keep your child learning and having fun all summer. Contact the programs directly for more information.Check back over the next few months as we add more programs and opportunities! Know of a program that should be on our list? Email info@camdenenrollment.org to let us know! K-8 programs:Adventure Aquarium Summer Camp ProgramsJoi... Read More >

Camden Enrollment Releases Main Round Results

May 04, 2018
Thank you so much to all of the families and community partners who participated in Camden Enrollment's main round! Families who applied in the main round were notified of their school match on May 1, and we wanted to share some exciting information about this year's results: Over 3,000 families from pre-k through 12th grade submitted applications for the 2018-19 school year. Overall, 81% of all students who submitted a Camden Enrollment application received an offer from a school on their lis... Read More >
Hop on the Magic School Bus!

Hop on the Magic School Bus!

Jan 29, 2018
Is your child entering kindergarten next year or in need of a new elementary school? There's nothing like visiting a school in person to find the best fit for your family. Want to see the schools for yourself? Hop on the Magic School Bus!Elementary Bus Tour - February 2018 Visit Camden elementary schools, ask questions, play games, and win prizes! Free ~ Open to All Camden Parents/Guardians ~ Breakfast & Lunch ProvidedSign up here to reserve your spot! Schedule: Tuesday, Feb. 13: North C... Read More >
Understanding Academic Growth

Understanding Academic Growth

Jan 26, 2018
You may have noticed a new stat on schools' profile pages: What is this Academic Growth number, and where does it come from? Academic Growth is a way of measuring how much students are growing from year to year, taking into account where they're starting from. Even if a student is not yet meeting expectations, they could have a high growth score if they are making progress compared to their peers. Here are a few examples: Johnny is a 4th grader.Last year he got a 300 on his 3rd grade PARCC test.... Read More >
Which school will you choose?

Which school will you choose?

Feb 22, 2017
Visit our school fair on Saturday. March 4 to learn why our students and staff chose their schools and figure out which school is the best fit for your child. Watch our new promo video to learn more, and visit our School Fair page to see the schedule for our free shuttle, sign up to volunteer, and more! ... Read More >
Check out our new school search tool!

Check out our new school search tool!

Feb 01, 2017
This year, Camden Enrollment is offering a new way to search for schools! On our "Find a School" page, you now have choices: On the left, you can plug in your address for a quick view of schools in your neighborhood, including your neighborhood District school. On the right, the "Help Me Find a School" option will take you through a series of questions to build a customized list of schools that might be a good fit for your child. Click here to check it out! Of course, there's no substitute for v... Read More >
Learn More About the Catholic Partnership Schools during Catholic Schools Week

Learn More About the Catholic Partnership Schools during Catholic Schools Week

Jan 17, 2017
In addition to the many public school options in Camden, families in Camden can also choose from several Catholic schools. Our friends at the Catholic Partnership Schools network have been serving Camden's children for nearly 100 years. This year, they are celebrating Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 31 - Feb. 3) with several events where families can explore their schools and the programs they offer. Attend an open house to learn more! St. Anthony of Padua Open House: Monday, January 30th from 9am-1... Read More >
A Look at the First Year of Camden Enrollment

A Look at the First Year of Camden Enrollment

Dec 15, 2016
How did the first year of Camden Enrollment go? To answer this question and learn about how we can improve for future years, Camden Enrollment asked two independent groups to analyze our first year: Tembo, a data analytics firm that works with school districts and other educational organizations, conducted a quantitative audit of Camden Enrollment's results. The Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington conducted a series of focus groups and a citywide surv... Read More >
Announcing the 2nd Annual Citywide School Fair

Announcing the 2nd Annual Citywide School Fair

Nov 30, 2016
Join us to learn more about Camden's K-12 public school options! Admission and parking are free. Look for more details coming soon! ... Read More >
You're Invited: Understanding School Ratings

You're Invited: Understanding School Ratings

Oct 18, 2016
Choosing a school is one of the most important and difficult decisions you can make for the children in your life. Have you ever wished you had more information about academic quality? Do you wonder what it means to say a school "Needs Improvement" or is "Making Progress"? Join us on November 3 to learn more about school ratings for Camden's public and charter schools: what they mean, where they come from, and how to use them when choosing a school for your kids. "Understanding School Ratings" A... Read More >
Save the Date: 2017 Application Deadline Announced

Save the Date: 2017 Application Deadline Announced

Sep 27, 2016
The 2016-17 school year is just getting started, but the Camden Enrollment team is already preparing for next year! The application for the 2017-18 school year will open on February 1, 2017. The main round deadline will be March 31, 2017. It's never too early to start researching your school options! Applying during the main round gives your child the best chance of being admitted to your first choice school. Use our school search page to learn about schools that might be a good fit. In the... Read More >
Interpreting Your Results

Interpreting Your Results

Apr 18, 2016
Camden Enrollment results are now available! If you applied before the March 1 deadline, you can log in here to view your results. You will also receive an email and/or letter the week of April 18 with your child’s Camden Enrollment results.If you were offered a seat at a new Camden school: Congratulations! Your child can attend this school next year. You should contact the school to learn how to register and claim your seat. You must register by June 30, 2016.If you were not offered a seat: Cli... Read More >
Keeping Your Family Together

Keeping Your Family Together

Feb 16, 2016
Do you want all your kids to attend the same K-8 school next year? Watch this short video to find out how! ... Read More >
Love Your School!

Love Your School!

Feb 02, 2016
Calling all parents of four year olds! On Thursday, February 11, join us for a pre-Valentines Day Event to learn about choosing a great elementary school for your pre-K scholar. We’ll have lots of fun activities for your child as well, such as Valentines’ Day card making and cupcake decorating. Stop by this free event anytime between 3:30-5:30 p.m.! Where: Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at 1602 Pine St When: Thursday, February 11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. ... Read More >
Camden Enrollment: FACT or MYTH?

Camden Enrollment: FACT or MYTH?

Jan 21, 2016
Check out our new video to get the facts behind the headlines! ... Read More >
5 Steps to Choosing the Best School for Your Child

5 Steps to Choosing the Best School for Your Child

Jan 12, 2016
Check out some tips for choosing the right school for your family! ... Read More >
Announcing the #ChooseCamden Citywide School Fair!

Announcing the #ChooseCamden Citywide School Fair!

Dec 22, 2015
Coming Soon!Camden Enrollment is excited to bring you #ChooseCamden – Camden’s 1st citywide school fair! Come and explore all of the city’s many K-12 public school options for your child. Representatives from all Camden’s district schools, magnet schools, charter schools, and renaissance schools will be there to showcase their programs. With the launch of Camden Enrollment, Camden’s citywide school fair is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about schools and their related services and prog... Read More >
'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Dec 08, 2015
This month the Camden Enrollment team is meeting families at festive events across the City to spread the word about the new enrollment system, and share our Family Enrollment Guides with parents and students. Check out where we’ll be, and stop by to say hi! If you’d like to join us, or if we’re missing a community holiday event you’re attending, please contact Maita Soukup at msoukup@camden.k12.nj.us or 856-375-4737!Dec 9 th, 5:00 p.m. Save Our Waterfront Holiday Gala – Cooper’s Poynt Elementa... Read More >
Parent Champions Celebrate Camden Enrollment Launch

Parent Champions Celebrate Camden Enrollment Launch

Nov 23, 2015
Last week excitement was in the air in Morgan Village, when more than 40 Camden parents packed into the Creative Arts library to celebrate the launch of Camden’s first family-friendly way to apply to any District, charter, or renaissance school! We celebrated our Parent Roundtable members, whose views and feedback helped shape the Camden Enrollment website, school guide, and application. We welcomed new families to join our growing community of advocates for great schools by becoming #ParentCha... Read More >

Introducing Camden Enrollment

Nov 09, 2015
Have you heard? There's a new, simpler, family-friendly way to enroll your children in school in Camden. Let our parents, students, teachers, and community leaders tell you more about it.... Read More >