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Hopewell Valley Regional Schools Announce Magnet Programs for September 2014


Three pilot programs will be offered in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District this September, 2014. Two of our new Magnet Academy programs will be offered at Bear Tavern Elementary School and developed in coordination with The College of New Jersey (TCNJ): our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) class for students entering fourth grade and our all-boys class for students entering first grade. These programs will feature a unique learning environment geared to the particular talents, interests, and learning styles of its participants. The third program, a Performing Arts academy, will be offered at Central High School for students entering 9th grade. 

These programs are available to any eligible HVRSD student and a limited number of students from out side of the district (2 for All Boys and 4 for STEM). Eligibility of all students will be determined through a rigorous admission process including interviews and/or targeted assessments depending on the program. Transportation will be provided to those selected as participants and in-district students will attend at no charge. 

Elementary Program Information:
Information sessions will take place at the Bear Tavern School on February 5, 2014:
All-Boys Academy: 9:00am and 6:30pm
STEM Academy: 10:00am and 7:30pm 

The application deadline is February 21, 2014.

Student interviews and assessments will take place at Bear Tavern School as follows:
All-Boys Academy: February 28, 2014
STEM Academy: March 14, 2014

For brochure and application information, go to, then choose “Magnet Programs.”

Performing Arts Program Information:

Due to the flexible structure of the Performing Arts program, a large number of interested student can be accommodated. Interested 8th grade students should fill out the Performing Arts Interest Survey available from, then choose “Magnet Programs” and submit it to their school counselor when making course selections for the 2014-15 school year. Program information will be presented during the 8th grade parent night on February 4, 2014

We are excited to offer these unique educational opportunities for students and parents in our district. At the end of the 2014-15 school year, we will assess the impact of these programs and plan for potential expansion as they evolve to meet student needs and interests.

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Hopewell Valley Regional Schools


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