NPS Announces Enrollment Fair for 8th Graders/High School Bound Students

[NEWARK, NJ- January 9, 2018] Newark Public Schools Newark Enrolls High School Night 2018 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The enrollment fair will be held at Bard High School Early College, which is located at 321 Bergen Street in Newark.

The Enrollment Fair, which is for all 8th grade high school bound students, will include presentations, demonstrations, and conversations about the high school experience.  Students and parents can also gather information and resources from high schools, interact with school staff and experience personalized question and answer sessions, to help parents and students select their high school for the 2018-2019 school year.

Participating schools are: American History, Arts, Bard, Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M., Barringer Academy of The Arts and Humanities, Central High School, Eagle Academy for Young Men, East Side, Great Oaks Legacy Charter, KIPP NJ: Newark Collegiate Academy, Malcolm X Shabazz, M.E.T.S. Charter, Marion P. Thomas Charter, People’s Preparatory, Science Park, Technology, University, Weequahic and West Side High Schools.

In addition to Newark Enrolls High School Night on Thursday, parents and students can still complete applications for grammar schools by visiting the Newark Enrolls web site. This year Newark Enrolls is focused on continuing to improve how the enrollment process works for Newark families. To do this, the district has built on recent improvements to continue to provide neighborhood preference for 100% of district elementary schools, to focus on keeping siblings in the same school, to provide direct online access for parents to make enrollment changes through the Family Enrollment Portal, and to closely review school placements for students who require special services to ensure appropriate services are available. The district also continues to incorporate feedback from parents and community members to make further improvements around how families actually directly interact and learn about the enrollment process, they include changes to improve family experience and more and better information and resources.

Grammar school students in the last grade in their current school, enrolling in a school for the first time, or who want to enroll in a new school that best fits their needs should apply. As always, students who plan to remain at their current school DO NOT need to apply. More information is available at, where a detailed School Guidebook is available.  The application window to enroll students in all schools remains open until Friday, February 16.