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Admission Overview


For questions contact:

Ph:732-649-3954 | Email: admission@cjcollegeprep.org



CJCP is a public charter school serving Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Applications may be submitted online at www.cjcollegeprep.org, between January 1, 2020, and March 1, 2020, for the school year 2020-21.

Tentative Enrollment Calendar

January 1 – March 1, 2020: The initial application to enter the lottery is accepted
March 17, 2020: Admission lottery for elementary school (Kindergarten through Grade 5)
March 19, 2020: Admission lottery for middle/high school
March 23 – April 3, 2020: Enrollment paperwork is submitted to the school by lottery winners
April 13, 2020: Invitations begin for students placed on the waiting list


Open House

Somerset Location: 101 Mettlers Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873
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New Brunswick Location: 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Central Jersey College Prep Charter School

Is free for all families. CJCP does not charge tuition.
Is an open-enrollment public charter school. CJCP is open to all students in New Jersey on a space-available basis with preference given to students from the City of New Brunswick, and Township of North Brunswick.
Selects students to enroll through an open-public, random lottery. 

Application Process

Applications submitted for years prior to the 2020-21 school year are not carried over to the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, you must reapply for the 2020-21 school year if your child(ren) has not been previously admitted to CJCP. No application is needed for current CJCP students that are returning next year.

If you have a student currently attending CJCP and are interested in enrolling your other child(ren), an online application must be submitted for each sibling in a timely manner.

One application per student is allowed. If multiple applications are submitted on behalf of a student, the student will be given the least favorable space based on the lottery results. Therefore, please contact us at admission@cjcollegeprep.org if you need to make a change in the application you submitted rather than submitting another application.

Following the submission of the online application, you will receive an email from us with a confirmation number. If you do not receive it within one day after the submission, please check your junk emails. If you have not received it at all, please contact us at admission@cjcollegeprep.org to verify the proper submission of your application prior to March 1, 2020. No inquiries will be considered after March 1, 2020.

Any false information provided on the application form may disqualify the application and result in dismissal of the student from the school.

Lottery Process 

The lottery will be held on March 19, 2020, at the CJCP Somerset Campus. It is open to the public and all parents/students are welcome to attend. All applications received by the deadline will be included in the lottery except siblings of current CJCP students since they receive admission preference for available slots.

All winners and waitlisted applicants will be notified via email immediately following the lottery to the email address provided to CJCP at the time of application.

Applicants who are not selected to enroll through the lottery will be automatically placed on the waiting list in the order determined by the lottery.

Lottery winners will receive an invitation via e-mail indicating the specific paperwork necessary to complete the registration process. The parent or the legal guardian is required to come to the school and complete the registration process in person during the enrollment period (March 23 – April 3, 2020).

Weighted Lottery Information

Weighted Lottery Identification

Central Jersey College Prep will utilize the following mechanisms to identify educationally-disadvantaged students and increase their chances to be selected in the school’s March 2019 lottery. Families who can provide evidence that their children are economically disadvantaged by Central Jersey College Prep’s March 1, 2019 application deadline, will receive three chances to earn a seat at the school compared to non-economically disadvantaged students who will only receive one chance in the lottery.

Economically-Disadvantaged Students

Any family who can provide evidence of ONE of the following criteria would have its child placed into the lottery three times rather than once.

The student lives in Franklin, North Brunswick or New Brunswick public housing.
The student lives in Franklin, North Brunswick or New Brunswick Section 8 housing.
The student or guardian qualifies for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
The student already qualifies for a free or reduced-price lunch in his or her current public school.

English Language Learners

Central Jersey College Prep will use a weighted lottery for English Language Learners (ELLs). ELL refers to students with varying degrees of English language proficiency in any one of the domains of speaking, reading, writing, or listening, and is synonymous with limited ability in speaking English as used in N.J.S.A. 18A:35-15 to 26. Any family whose student(s) meet the criteria in any of the definitions in (1), (2), or (3) would have its child placed into the lottery three times rather than once.

The student's native language is not English: One of the following definitions must be met:
The student is not born in the United States, or their native language is a language other than English
Native American / Native Alaskan: The child
is a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas, and
comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual's level of English language proficiency
The student is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant
The student has difficulty in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding English: All of the following definitions must be met:
The student learned a language other than English when he/she first began to speak
The student speaks a language other than English at home most of the time
The student speaks a language other than English to his/her friends most of the time
The student is currently enrolled in an ESL Program: Provide evidence of ONE of the following:
ACCESS test scores or any other language proficiency test scores
Parent notification letter about participation in an ESL or bilingual program
Report cards and/or progress reports indicating ESL

Kindergarten Cut-off Dates:

Franklin - October 31st
New Brunswick - October 15th
North Brunswick - October 1st

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