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LRHSD Piloting Tuition-Based Program at Seneca High School For Out-of-District Students

The programs are the ASE Automotive Certification Program, the Air Force JROTC and Project Lead the Way.

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Seneca High School is offering a new tuition-based enrollment for three of the school’s programs this upcoming school year (2022-2023).

The tuition is only for those living outside of the Lenape Regional High School District.  

The ASE Automotive Certification Program, a four-year series of courses, includes curriculum and hands-on work experience that ends with an ASE Entry-Level Certification to start a career in the automotive industry.

Half-day internships are provided at local automotive shops during junior and senior years. 

The Air Force JROTC will give cadets an opportunity to build skills in leadership, citizenship, self-discipline, and community service.

Students will also receive instruction in air and space fundamentals. 

Project Lead the Way offers students a chance to create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science.

Students who complete the four-year high school program can earn up to nine college credits and benefit from a higher acceptance rate into college engineering programs. 

The tuition costs $8,000. Students who enroll must provide their own transportation. 

Scheduling for the fall is available now.

Acceptance into the programs is determined on a case-by-case basis with rolling admission.

There is limited space in each program, so applying earlier is better.

If interested, please visit www.lrhsd.org/Tuition for an application and more information.

You may also call Seneca Principal, Bradley Bauer at 609-268-4600 for more information. 

Tuition-based enrollment was introduced to the public last spring during the Public Hearing on the 2021-2022 LRHSD School Budget to create revenue in the wake of being forced to make reductions given the current school funding formula.  

The first program previously launched — Project Search — enables other school districts to enroll special education students, who are between the ages 18 and 21, in a unique career placement and planning program.

Seneca was selected for the second tuition program due to decreasing enrollment at Seneca High School and the need to maximize these specific course enrollments.  

“LRHSD is determined to find creative solutions to combat the scheduled decreases in state funding under S2,” said School Business Administrator Connie Stewart.  “We hope this solution will bring in new revenue to prevent future cuts to programming, a benefit to current students. And, area students and their families can now take advantage of what we know is an exceptional educational experience at LRHSD.”  

About LRHSD

The Lenape Regional High School District’s four high schools – Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee, and Seneca – as well as the Sequoia Alternative Program, educate approximately 6,850 students from eight communities in Burlington County.

The communities served include Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, and Woodland.

The Lenape Regional District is among the highest-achieving districts in the state, with an average graduation rate of 97.4% and an average combined SAT score of 1139.

A leader in progressive education, the LRHSD’s mission is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world. 

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