The New Jersey Department of Education allows public school students to choose not to participate in certain investigations involving animals in our science program. In addition, parents or guardians who believe that any part of our Family Life Curriculum is in conflict with their conscience or sincerely-held moral or religious beliefs may have their child exempt from that portion of the course.
Such requests for 'opting-out' must be sent in writing to your child's building principal and students will suffer no penalties to grade, credit or graduation. The letters linked below provide specific information. Science Opt-out Letter.pdf