Central Jersey College Prep Charter School to Host Its 2nd Open House

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School still accepts applications for the 2017-18 school year. CJCP administration will introduce the school’s services to the prospective students and parents. As the first open house was on January 21, 2017, the second and the last open house for the upcoming year will be held based on the following schedule:

• February 25, 2017: Open House – 10 am (Elementary School), 12 pm (Middle & High School)

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• February 28, 2017: Deadline to submit application

  • CJCP is a public charter school serving grades Kindergarten through 3, and 6 through 12 during the 2017-18 school year. Applications may be submitted online at www.cjcollegeprep.org, and are due February 28, 2017.
  • CJCP is free to all families. CJCP does not charge tuition.
  • CJCP is a recipient of the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Award.  
  • CJCP 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 Franklin Township, City of New Brunswick, and Township of North Brunswick.
  • CJCP offers special education services. Being a public school, CJCP follows all applicable New Jersey regulations, Individual with Disabilities Education Act, and Section 504 with respect to special education services in public schools.
  • CJCP offers the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Being a public school, CJCP complies with the New Jersey Department of Education regulations pertaining to the ESL services.
  • CJCP offer select AP courses and college-level courses based on the students’ needs.
  • CJCP selects students to enroll through an open-public, random lottery. The lottery will be held at the school building on March 7 at 6 pm. Parents and students are encouraged to attend the lottery.


1.     Is there an eligibility requirement to apply and to enroll?

There is no eligibility requirement to apply. As long as the student is eligible to attend the designated district school in the traditional school district to which the student is assigned, an application may be submitted for that child.

2.     Does CJCP have an enrollment cap?

Yes. CJCP is allowed to enroll up to 48 students per grade level according to its charter contract with the New Jersey Department of Education. If the number of applicants for a particular grade level exceeds the number of available spaces, CJCP holds a random lottery to select the students to enroll.

3.     Does CJCP give enrollment preference to siblings?

Yes. CJCP gives enrollment preference to siblings of students currently attending CJCP provided that there is a space available. Parents are still required to submit an application for a sibling by February 28, 2017.  

4.     Do the parents have to reapply every year?

Parents of currently-enrolled students do not need to reapply for the same students. Parents of students who were wait-listed in previous years are required to reapply every year until the student is selected to enroll through the random lottery.   

5.     How will the parents of students who win the lottery to enroll be informed of the registration procedure?

CJCP will inform the parents via email and phone calls. Lottery results will also be posted on the CJCP’s website. Enrollment procedure for CJCP are the same as those for traditional public schools, and will be posted on the CJCP’s website. Parents will be asked to submit documents between March 8 - 28, 2017 to complete the enrollment process. Any remaining seats that are not filled with the students who win the lottery will be filled with students from the wait list.

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