Option II

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) recognizes and acknowledges that all students will not achieve Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) in the same manner and/or with the same level of success. To this end, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is permitted to allow students with individualized learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom that are stimulating and challenging and that enable students to meet or exceed the Core Curriculum Content Standards. This is commonly referred to as, Option II.” Option II allows for the design and implementation of programs to meet the needs of all students. Students are permitted to earn credit toward graduation through Option II learning experiences. These experiences include, but are not limited to: interdisciplinary or theme-based programs, independent study, early college credit, magnet programs, student exchange programs, distance learning, on-line learning, work-based programs, internships, service learning, co-curricular or extra-curricular programs, and/or other structured learning experiences. In addition, Option II allows for group programs based upon specific instructional objects that meet or exceed Core Curriculum Content Standards. Participation in Option II is predicated on the application process through which students seek approval. The process for application, evaluation and assessment is detailed in the forms below. Attainment of credit toward graduation is based on the successful completion of assessments that verify student achievement in meeting or exceeding the Core Curriculum Content Standards at the high school level. Please click on the forms below for more information and to print copies of required forms. School Counselors are available to answer questions and guide students through the process.

Applications for accelerated or additional credit, and alternate physical education for the Summer and Fall semester of 2023, will be available beginning February 11, 2023 and will be accepted through the end of June. This includes all Option II, Alternate Phys Ed requests for Fall and Winter BRHS sports. For more information, please contact your assigned School Counselor.

Please note that applications for all Option II requests are electronic. Simply click on the link below  to access the application and follow instructions.  A separate application must be submitted for each subject area that you are interested in. The form must be completed utilizing your personal email address - do not use your BRRSD gmail account/address.  Paper applications are only available for Independent Studies and Service Learning opportunities. You will be notified via email whether your application was approved or denied.

BRHS Option II Application 2023-2024  - Deadline June 2, 2023

BRHS Option II Application 2023-2024 Physical Ed and Health - Deadline July 1, 2023

BRHS Option II Credit Recovery Application (loss of credit due to excessive absence or course failure)  - Deadline June 30, 2023

Independent Study/Service Learning

Service Learning Outcome Report

Option II Alternate Phys Ed Activity Log and Journal

Educere Original Credit Courses 2023-2024

Educere Original Credit Courses 2023-2024 (Basic - IEP students only)

Frequently Asked Questions - Option II