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Saturday, December 24, 2011

School Choice Program

The Ocean City school district was approved for the School Choice program this year and accepted 10 out of district students for the 9th and 10th grades. The school board then voted to accept 30 new students for next year's class. However, because of the large number of applications, at the December school board meeting, a total of 58 school choice students were approved for the 2012-2013 school year. the breakdown is as following:

1st grade - 2 students

2nd - 2

3rd - 4

4th - 2

5th - 3

6th - 3

7th - 3

8th - 4

9th - 30

10th - 3

11th - 2

Since a large number of the new students will be coming from Margate, it appears that Ocean City high school will soon become the de facto high school for Margate. Margate students currently attend Atlantic City high school and Holy Spirit high school.

Ocean City will receive $11,500 from the state for each student it accepts into the School Choice program. Ocean City will not be responsible for any transportation costs. The new students will occupy empty seats in the Ocean City school district, which has been suffering a decline in student population.

Posted by Julie Baumgardner at 10:20 PM
Categories: Schools