General FAQs

Who can enroll in Newark Prep?

Newark students who are in grade 9–12 for the 2015–2016 school year and who can also attend class five days a week at the school site in downtown Newark may apply.

How is this different than my neighborhood brick-and-mortar school?

  • Newark Prep uses a blended learning approach, combining the best of online education with traditional onsite schooling.
  • Newark Prep provides engaging and personalized learning that truly maximizes each student's full potential. Students who need more support can go slower, while students who are advanced in certain subjects can move ahead. The focus is on the individual student, rather than on the group as a whole.
  • Newark Prep is located in a safe and accessible area of downtown Newark.
  • The K12 curriculum used by Newark Prep includes a robust catalog of core and elective courses, with over 150 choices, as well many more electives than most schools in the areas of art, science, history, business/career, and technology.
  • Newark Prep students have access to their own computer at school at no charge.
  • Lessons are delivered both online and via direct instruction from teachers, while collaboration with peers, academic and social enrichment opportunities, sports and activities build a strong school community.
  • Class sizes are small and vary based on student needs, as determined by regular assessments; students who need more help in mastering a subject will get that help while more advanced students are challenged to take their learning further.

What subjects are offered?

English, math, science, and history are the core courses, offered at multiple levels and matched to each student. Students also have access to a comprehensive catalog of elective courses that include art, technology, world languages, anthropology, journalism and much more.

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

We provide all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program. Each student will also be provided a computer at the school site to facilitate the online instruction component of the program.

Can students work at their own pace?

The pace of the program is flexible; however, students must demonstrate regular academic gains while enrolled in the program. Face-to-face classes, tutoring, and other academic enrichment opportunities are available to students to assist in meeting this important requirement.

How do students interact socially?

Newark Prep students have many opportunities to interact both socially and academically, as they would in any other school. In addition to classroom interaction and socializing during the school day, students have the ability to participate in after-school clubs, sports, and extra-curricular activities, such as boys’ and girls’ basketball and soccer teams.

Do you provide curriculum for children with special needs?

Yes, through our Child Find Process. Depending on a child's IEP, we can tailor our curriculum to meet his or her needs. To discuss your child's needs, please contact our office, and we will put you in touch with our special education team.

How do I enroll my student?

Visit our How to Enroll section for information on enrolling in our program.