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Families who applied before March 1st will learn their child's new school placement in mid-April.
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Families may apply to Camden Prep through Camden Enrollment online at www.CamdenEnrollment.org, via a telephone hotline (856-536-3999 ) or by submitting a paper application to a Family Support Center within the city. Be sure to rank Camden Prep as your first (1st) choice on the application.
Camden Enrollment is a system of choice where all families can access great schools for their children, regardless of the school’s status as district, charter or renaissance. Students may rank up to ten school choices – district, charter, or renaissance – on a single application. They will then receive a single offer to attend their highest ranked available school.
In the past, families had to navigate multiple applications, competing timelines, and dual processes during the enrollment season. Camden Enrollment streamlines this process by consolidating applications, timelines and processes across all public schools in Camden into a single system that all public schools follow. Families are now able to apply for up to ten (10) schools of their choosing with one application.
You must be a resident of Camden to enroll in Camden Prep. For Kindergarten students, they must turn 5 by October 1st of the year you would like to enroll them. There are no entrance exams, admission interviews or fees required.
The Camden Enrollment matching process will make every effort to match a student to their school choices in the order in which they are ranked on the application. Therefore, your greatest chance of admittance into Camden Prep is to rank us #1 on your application. If another school is ranked as your first choice and the system matches your student to that school, you will no longer be considered as an applicant for Camden Prep.
Camden Enrollment will accept applications for Camden Prep for Kindergarten through 5th grade. If you are interested in attending any grade in Camden Prep, be sure to list Camden Prep as your #1 choice on the application. This will give you the best chance for available seats, and ensure you are included on our waitlist if no seats are currently available.
You must complete a separate application for each child and include a list of ranked schools on each application. If you want your children to attend the same school, be sure to list your preferred schools in the same order on each application, and check the box labeled “sibling link.” Keep in mind that this may mean your children attend a lower ranked school choice on their application. If it is ok for your children to attend different schools, do not check the box labeled “Sibling Link.”
After the application window closes, an automated computer software program 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 Camden’s needs. Students will learn of their matches in April 2016
No. The January 5th – March 1st Application Window is for students who seek to join Camden Prep starting fall 2016. If you’d like to attend Camden Prep now, please stop by our school at 1575 Mt. Ephraim Avenue, 3rd floor to submit an application to join us this year.
Families will be notified in April of their child’s match. A letter will be mailed to the address you provided on your application. If you applied online or by smart phone, you will also be able to view your school match by logging back into your account.
Students on the waitlist are enrolled into our schools as seats become available for the grade in which they have applied. For a seat to become available in grades K - 4, a current family must transfer out of our schools. In the event that a current family leaves, we refer to the waitlist and contact families in the order that they appear on the waitlist.
Yes. Students on the waitlist must reapply every year through Camden Enrollment if they are still interested in attending Camden Prep. We especially encourage families of current 4th grade students to reapply for admission for the 5th grade as it is one of our open enrollment grades with a high number of available seats.