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How to Enroll

How to Enroll



Thank you for your interest in enrolling a student at Merit Prep! For the 2016-2017 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.  Please contact our school if you need any assistance in enrolling in One Newark (instructions below).  We would LOVE to have your child at Merit Prep.  



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, 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.



Registration Checklist

This packet was mailed to you.

  • Merit Prep Registration Form
  • 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

  • NJ driver’s license or federal, state or county issued identification card with home address
  • Property deed or Mortgage statement
  • Property tax bill (within 6 months)
  • Current utility bill (water, gas, electric)
  • Voter registration card
  • Lease or notarized statement from Landlord with written proof of student’s residence
  • Financial statement with home address
  • Employment document (pay stub or employment verification letter)
  • Benefit document with home address


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

  • Original birth certificate with raised seal (hospital birth certificate is not acceptable)
  • Copy of section of court decree awarding custody
  • 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



Health Forms Checklist

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.