Please review important PARCC Assessment letter and Guidelines for the Class of 2020-2021 posted on website.
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Deptford Township School District consists of six early childhood/elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and a special needs school to meet the needs of over 4,400 students. It is the third largest educational system in Gloucester County, and is thoroughly modern in its use of technology to enhance the educational process.

The curriculum provides a solid program of general education with learning opportunities ranging from special services for special needs children to gifted and talented courses for enrichment. A demanding core curriculum is supplemented with art, music, and physical education, and rich elective program encourages student choices. This comprehensive educational program results in Deptford Township students scoring above the state and national norms on standardized tests.

Our greatest challenges lie in closing the achievement gap for our special education and minority students, providing for the projected growth in student enrollment, and working to increase parent support.

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Through a wide variety of activities we encourage our students to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Learning through new experience broadens horizons.

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Our students are best served by high expectations, by going beyond basic skills, and using instructional time to engage students in problem-solving, critical thinking, and active learning

Letter for Class of 2020-2021

January 12, 2017

Dear Parents,

The following is vital information regarding NJ State Graduation Assessment Requirements:

Students graduating as members of the classes of 2017 through 2019 can meet graduation assessment requirements through a variety of ways, including:

  1. Achieving Passing Scores on certain PARCC ASSESSMENTS
  2. Achieving certain scores on alternative assessments such as the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, PSAT, Accuplacer, or
  3. The submission by the district of a student portfolio through the portfolio appeals process.

There are some significant changes starting with our current freshmen, the class of 2020. The class of 2020 can demonstrate graduation assessment proficiency through the same alternative means as those in the classes of 2017-2019, provided that students in the class of 2020 take ALL PARCC assessments associated with the high school level courses for which they are enrolled. If students/families for the class of 2020 plan on refusing to take the PARCC assessment, they will not be able to utilize alternative assessments to meet the high school graduation assessment requirement. The students that refuse will have to rely on passing one of the PARCC assessments in ELA and Math to earn their high school diploma.

For the class of 2021(current 8th graders), students must pass the PARCC Algebra I and PARCC ELA 10 Assessments to receive their High School Diploma. Failure to do so would result in students having to demonstrate assessment proficiency by meeting the criteria of the portfolio appeals process. The portfolio appeals process can only be utilized if students have taken all PARCC assessments for which they have been enrolled during their high school career. Again, students in the class of 2021 must pass PARCC Algebra I and PARCC ELA 10. No other testing alternatives (e.g. SAT, ACT, PSAT, ASVAB) can be utilized except for the portfolio appeals process.

Please visit the high school website and click on the link under school announcements titled “State Testing Requirements for Graduation” for a complete breakdown of scores and requirements needed for each graduating class.

We are looking forward to all students participating and achieving high success with state testing!

Sincerely,

Mark Petito
Director of Student Services
Deptford Township School District K-12

High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

District Newsletter Available

The most recent edition of the Deptford Township School District Newsletter is available. Keep yourself informed on all the wonderful things that happening in our school district.

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Important Information

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Deptford District 2016-2017 School Calendar Handbook

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Deptford District 2016-2017 School Calendar

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2016-17 Report Card Marking Periods

Report card marking periods for the 2016-17 school year are now available.
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Free & Reduced Meals E-Application

Now available is an electronic version for free and reduced meals applications.
You can find the application portal here.

Food Services Web Page

District Announcements

Professional Services Award

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Professional Services Award for February 2017

Financial Aide Workshop

If any families missed the 1/11th Financial Aid Workshop please see the power-point below and call guidance if you have any questions.  Thank You!

Financial Aid PPT 

District Academics: 2015-2016

Deptford Township School District – Oct. 24, 2016
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Annual Notification of AHERA Activities

2015-16 Blackwood Terrace AHERA Activities Report

Deptford Township School District 2016-2017 Assessment Schedule

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High School Shadowing is available for all students in grades 5-8. If your child attends our middle school or one of our elementary schools, transportation will be provided. Please contact Mr. Mark Petito at 856-232-2713 ext 2508.

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