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Thank you for your interest in enrolling a student at Merit Prep! For the 2015-2016 school year, Merit Prep is participating the One Newark city-wide enrollment process. You can read more about the system on their website (www.newarkenrolls.org) or the FAQ listed below.

Round 1:

Families may apply to Merit Prep in two ways:                                                                  

1)  Logging into the new Online Enrollment Center at www.newarkenrolls.org                       

 (SELECT SCHOOL CODE 716 for Merit Prep)                                                             

2)  Or by completing a paper application                                                                                            Families can pick up a copy of the paper application at 909 Broad Street (Merit Prep) or at a number of community locations, and can return the application to the school.       

 (SELECT SCHOOL CODE 716 for Merit Prep)                                                                        

Merit Prep should be listed as your top choice!
Enrollment is open from January 6 - February 6, 2015, so apply today!

Once families are matched with Merit Prep, a full enrollment packet with final registration paperwork will be required prior to your student starting school.


This packet was mailed to you or you can download it by clicking here.

o  Merit Prep Registration Form

o  Emergency Contact Info


Proof of residency -- Provide three (3) of the following documents:


***At least one of the documents must be issued within the past 30 days***

o  NJ driver’s license or federal, state or county issued identification card with home address

o  Property deed or Mortgage statement

o  Property tax bill (within 6 months)

o  Current utility bill (water, gas, electric)

o  Voter registration card

o  Lease or notarized statement from Landlord with written proof of student’s residence

o  Financial statement with home address

o  Employment document (pay stub or employment verification letter)

o  Benefit document with home address


Proof of guardianship -- Provide one (1) of the following documents:

o  Original birth certificate with raised seal (hospital birth certificate is not acceptable)

o  Copy of section of court decree awarding custody

o  Copy of most recent federal or state income tax return indicating name of dependent, dependent’s social security number and name of adult claiming as dependent



You can pick up this packet at Merit Prep or download the packet by clicking here.

Please ensure all forms are checked below and signed where needed prior to returning your health packet to the school.

1. ______ Student Health Information and Release

2. ______ Medication Policy

3. ______ Over-the-Counter Medication Permission

4. ______ "Part A" Health History Questionnaire

5. ______ "Part B" Physical Evaluation Form -- Signed by Doctor

6. ______ Immunization Record with all Required grade level immunizations

     You can request the Form A45 from your child’s previous school or provide       

     another immunization record from your doctor’s office.

If the Physical Evaluation Form states that your child has a food allergy, asthma or requires prescription medication, then you are also required to complete the appropriate form below:

7. ______ Food Allergy Action Plan -- Signed by Doctor

Any student with a food allergy is required to have an EpiPen at school (except for mild allergies like milk). The Epi Pen requires a Prescription Medication Administration Request form. The Epi Pen must be provided by the family.

8. ______ Asthma Treatment Plan -- Signed by Doctor

Any student with asthma is required to have an inhaler at school. The inhaler does not require a separate Medication Administration Request form. The inhaler must be provided by the family.

9. ______ Prescription Medication Administration Request -- Signed by Doctor

Please contact Merit Preparatory Charter School of Newark at (973) 642-4400 with any questions.



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