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One Newark Enrolls Questions

What is One Newark Enrolls?

How do I apply to North Star Academy?

What are the benefits of One Newark Enrolls?

How are students matched to schools?

I already applied for North Star's admissions lottery. What do I do now?

My student is on North Star's waiting list. What do I do now?

 

General Enrollment Questions

How much does North Star Academy Cost?

Who is eligible to attend North Star Academy?

How can I submit an application?

How does "sibling preference" work?

Can I select which campus my child will attend?

Are there any academic requirements to attend North Star Academy?

Does North Star Academy accept Special Education (SPED) students?

Does North Star Academy accept English Language Learners?

How can I learn more about North Star Academy?

How can I update my contact information?

 

Waiting List Questions

How do I find out my child's wait list number?

 

 

 

 

One Newark Enrolls Questions

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What is One Newark Enrolls?

One Newark Enrolls is a system of choice where all families can access great schools for their children, regardless of the school’s status as district or charter. The system is available to any Newark family wishing to enroll their child in a new school for the upcoming year. Students 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.

 

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How do I apply to North Star Academy?

Families may apply to North Star Academy in two ways: by completing a paper application, or by logging into the new Online Enrollment Center at www.newarkenrolls.org. The application will be open from January 6 to February 28. Students may apply any time within this window. Families can pick up a copy of the paper application at any participating school or at a number of community locations, and can return the application to any school. Just be sure you list North Star Academy as your top choice on the application!

 

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What are the benefits of One Newark Enrolls?

In the past, families have had to navigate multiple applications, competing timelines, and dual processes during regular enrollment seasons. One Newark Enrolls streamlines this process by combining applications, timelines, and processes into a single system that all participating schools follow.

 

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How are students matched to schools?

After the application closes, automated computer software will match each student with the best possible school based on the student’s choices and the policies of the enrollment system. This computer software is used in several other districts with centralized enrollment systems, and has been customized for Newark’s needs. Students will learn of their matches in May of 2014.

 

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I already applied to North Star's admissions lottery. What do I do now?

You will need to complete a new application via the new One Newark Enrolls application. Be sure to list North Star Academy as your #1 choice on the application!

 

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My student is on North Star's waiting list. What do I do now?

Unfortunately new waiting lists will be created within the new application system. Please complete new applications for each student  via the new One Newark Enrolls application. Be sure to list North Star Academy as your #1 choice!

 

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General Enrollment Questions

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How much does North Star Academy cost?

There are no tuition costs or fees required to apply to or attend North Star Academy.

 

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Who is eligible to attend North Star Academy?

North Star Academy is open to all residents of Newark, New Jersey. Children entering Kindergarten must turn five on or before October 1 of their enrollment year.

 

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How can I submit an application?

All applications must be submitted through Newark Public Schools' new One Newark Enrolls application. Be sure to rank North Star Academy Charter School of Newark as your #1 choice!

 

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How does "sibling preference" work?

Siblings of currently enrolled North Star Academy students are given preference for admission over non-sibling applicants. Sibling preference applies to a student who has a sibling already in attendance at the school at the time of the lottery. Sibling preference only applies to students who share a common parent through birth or legal adoption and live in the same household. Children who live in separate households are not considered siblings.

 

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Can I select which campus my child will attend?

Campus placement is not guaranteed due to space limitations. We do however make an effort to “zone” students to the campus closest to their home. Campus placement will be communicated during the registration process.

 

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Are there any academic requirements to attend North Star Academy?

No. There are no academic pre-requisites or entrance examinations to be admitted to North Star Academy.

 

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Does North Star Academy accept Special Education (SPED) students?

Yes. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply.

 

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Does North Star Academy accept English Language Learners?

Yes. English Language Learners are encouraged to apply.

 

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How can I learn more about North Star Academy?

We encourage you to attend either an Open House or a School Tour. See our events calendar for specific dates and locations. We also encourage you to browse this website. Should you have any questions, please contact our admissions team.

 

 

How can I contact the One Newark Enrolls team?

Contact the One Newark Enrolls application team.

 

 

 

 

Waiting List Questions

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Our waitlist process will change as we work to adopt the new One Newark Enrolls system. Please check back for further information about waiting lists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Star Academy Contact Information

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Telephone

973-474-5114 (English)
973-474-5115 (Spanish)

 

Email

applytonsa@northstaracademy.org

 

Mail

North Star Academy Admissions Team
Attn: Karin Gerald
10 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102

 

 

One Newark Enrolls Contact Information

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Telephone

973-733-7333

 

Email

info@newarkenrolls.org