• Registration for Current 8th Graders for the 2022-23 School year will open in December.

    The Morris Hills Regional District serves the communities of Denville, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, and Wharton.  The district also admits students from other New Jersey communities through the Inter-District School Choice Program.  This page is for students who are domiciled in one of the four sending districts.  All other interested students should visit the School Choice webpage for additional information. 

    Registration Information

    The online Registration Portal can be found here (ASPEN)

    If you already have an Aspen account you can access the Online Registration using your PARENT Account.  
    Once logged in go to Start a New Online Registration; it is located in the middle of the page. Click the word +Initiate.

    Step 1. Create an Aspen account by selecting the Request an Account Link ONLY if you are NEW to the District.

    Step 2.  If you are new to the district and do not have another Student at Morris Hills Regional (Hills or Knolls), select I am a parent/guardian new to the District.

    Step 3. Complete the online form and create an Account.  An email confirmation will be sent to verify your email address.

    Step 4. Return to the Aspen login screen and use your email as your account name and the password that you just created.

    Step 5. Once logged in click on start a new Online Registration from the Aspen Homepage.

    *All required documents must be uploaded to the Online Registration Portal under the Documents Tab. https://tinyurl.com/mhrdresidency

     If you do not have a document scanner you can use a smartphone and take an image of your documents and upload to document section.

    If you are using a phone or tablet you must switch to “desktop view” to proceed with registration.

    If you are unable to complete your registration online,  email registrar@mhrd.org to set up an appointment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who needs to register?

    Any 8th Grader who lives in Denville, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, or Wharton AND

    • plans on attending Morris Hills or Morris Knolls OR
    • plans on attending Morris County Vocational School District** OR
    • plans on attending a private or parochial school**

    **for transportation purposes

    What do I need to enroll my student?

    The registration process is very simple:

    1)      Complete and submit the Enrollment Form.  

    2)      Submit a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

    3)      Submit photocopies of proofs of residency (1 from Column A and 1 from Column B) as follows:

    Column A (must submit one):



    Column B (must submit one):


    Driver’s License (both sides)*

    Current  Monthly Mortgage Statement*

    NJMVC Non-driver ID Card

    Current Tax Bill from Municipality*

    Voter Registration Card

    Closing Statement showing ownership*

    Current Automobile Registration Card

    Current complete lease/rental agreement with signatures*

    Homestead Rebate Claim*


     2 Current Utility Bills (gas, electric, water, etc.; no cell phone bills)*

    *financial information/license # can be blacked out

    For Student Records, we will request:

    • Transfer of Records & Release Form
    • Health/Immunization records
    • Transcripts/Test Scores from the previous school (If transcripts are in a language other than English or Spanish, having transcripts translated into English is recommended to expedite the scheduling process.)
    • Proof of custody (if applicable)
    • Attendance and Disciplinary Records
    • IEP/504 Plan (if applicable)

    What happens once all of the documents are submitted?

    Once required documents are submitted, the registrar will review them and determine if more information is needed. A high school and counselor will be assigned. The counselor will call you to come in to set up classes. Busing information will be provided if appropriate.

    What happens if my name is not on the lease, deed, mortgage statement or tax bill?

    “Short Affidavits” forms must be submitted. The renter/owner and the parent/guardian must complete appropriate forms and have it notarized.

    What happens if a student lives with a person other than a parent or legal guardian?

    ‘Long Affidavits’ forms must be submitted. The parent and the person with whom the student is residing must complete appropriate forms and have them notarized. Documents must be returned within 30 days. These are sent to our Board Offices for approval. Hardship or proof of seeking custody of student must be verified.


    Contact Info

    • District Registration Office is located at Morris Knolls High School - Room A11
    • Susan Andersen -973-664-2295 - registrar@mhrd.org  FAX: 973-201-2585