• Overview
    In 2010, Governor Christie signed into law the School Choice Act, which permits public school students to attend public schools outside their resident district. Morris Hills Regional District was approved to accept students from out of district in 2011. 
    • Students who have attended their local public school for the entire prior academic year are eligible to apply for School Choice.
    • Parochial/private school students, home-schooled students, and students attending choice programs in other districts may be considered, depending upon space availability after eligible Tier 1 public school students have completed the application process.
    • Students who live within 20 miles of Morris Hills Regional can obtain either transportation or aid-in-lieu from their resident district. Decisions about transportation are made solely by the resident district.
    • Parents are responsible for transporting students who live over 20 miles from Morris Hills Regional.
    • There are no tuition costs associated with School Choice.
    General Information:   The application for Fall 2023 was due on November 30, 2022. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. If you missed the deadline and would like to be considered after all on-time applicants are considered, please fill out this form.
    Information Sessions for Students Entering High School in the 2023-2024 School Year:
    The district hosted two in-person information sessions this fall:
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 7 PM in the Morris Hills High School Auditorium (520 West Main Street, Rockaway, NJ)
    Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 7 PM in the Morris Knolls High School Auditorium (50 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ)
    Both information sessions were identical. If you missed the sessions, you can find the presentations below:
    For more information on the Out-of-District Choice Program, please contact:
    Dr. Nisha Zoeller - Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction