Lots of Options, Decisions and Deadlines Quickly Approaching Colts Neck High School Computer Science Academy Biotechnology High School Business Administration Learning Center Humanities Learning Centers CBA / RBC Communications High School Science and Engineering Learning Center Academy of Allied Health and Sciences High Technology High School Law and Public Service Learning Center Law Enforcement and Public Safety Academy Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Academy Medical Science Learning Center Fine and Performing Arts Academy Marine Academy of Science and Technology Animal and Botanical Science Academy St. John Vianney Navy ROTC Academy Global Studies Learning Center
FRHSD Learning Center vs. Academy Learning Centers: Four year programs of ACADEMIC STUDY offered to a selected group of highly motivated students who demonstrate interest and abilities in a particular field of study. Targeted courses on an advanced level/advanced placement or college level work. Highly academic learning community. Academies: Four year programs of specialized coursework and experiences for all students who have a particular CAREER INTEREST. Integrate career and technical courses, in addition to the traditional academic curriculum. Career oriented program. Apply up to 2 programs
Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) Highly specialized, small career academies focused on providing a rigorous program for students with an interest in pursuing careers in respective areas. 5 Options: Allied Health & Sciences, Biotech, High Tech, Communications, MAST Apply only to 1 program
Tip#1: Explore the many high school options There are lots of great choices in the FRHSD and Monmouth County― both public and private. The high school that may be right for your child and family may or may not be right for another student and family. Explore the many options to find the right fit for your student and family. – http://www.frhsd.com/district/index.php?q=curriculum/lcacad – http://www.mcvsd.org/infosessions/
Tip #2: Visit the high schools Attend Open Houses and Tours – CNHS Tour January/February (to be announced) – Monmouth County Vocational Schools OPEN HOUSES in October and November – FRHSD Learning Centers & Academies OPEN HOUSES begin in September – CBA, RBC, St John Vianney, Ranney, etc. OPEN HOUSES in October, November
FRHSD Learning Centers and Academies Open House Schedule Program Date/TimeLocation Law Enforcement and Public Safety Academy September 23, 2014 7-8 pm Manalapan HS Medical Sciences Learning CenterSeptember 29, 2014 7-8 pm Freehold HS Fine and Performing Arts Academy Humanities Learning Center September 30, 2014 7-8 pm Howell High School Law & Public Service Learning Center Naval JROTC Academy October 1, 2014 7-8 pm Colts Neck High School Animal & Botanical Sciences AcademyOctober 2, 2014 7-8 pm Freehold Township High School Science & Engineering Learning CenterOctober 6, 2014 7-8 pm Manalapan High School Computer Science AcademyOctober 7, 2014 7-8 pm Freehold High School Business Administration Learning CenterOctober 8, 2014 7-8 pm Marlboro High School Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Academy October 9, 2014 7-8 pm Freehold High School Global Studies Learning Center October 15, 2014 7-8 pm Freehold Township High School
Monmouth County Vocational School District Open House Schedule Academy of Allied Health & Science (website) 2325 Heck Avenue Neptune, NJ 07753 732-775-0058 Information Sessions: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00 am Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00 amwebsite Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30 pm Communications High School (website) 1740 New Bedford Road Wall, NJ 07719 732-681-1010 Information Sessions: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 10:00 amwebsite Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 am High Technology High School (website) PO Box 119, Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738 732-842-8444 Information Sessions: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00 amwebsite Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 am Marine Academy of Science & Technology (website) Building 305 Sandy Hook, NJ 07732 732-291-0995 Information Sessions: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm Saturday,, October 11, 2014 at 10:00 am Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 pmwebsite Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 am Biotechnology High School (website) 5000 Kozloski Road Freehold, NJ 07728 732-431-7208 Information Sessions: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30 pmwebsite Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00 am
Other Open Houses CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY 850 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 12:00 – 3:00PM RED BANK CATHOLIC 112 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 2:00-4:00PM Monday, October 20, 2014 from 4:30-7:00PM ST JOHN VIANNEY 540A Line Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00PM Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00AM THE RANNEY SCHOOL 235 HOPE ROAD, TINTON FALLS, NJ 07724 Saturday, October 5, 2014 at 1:00PM Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:00PM
Tip #3: Review application and acceptance procedures Many of the schools have different application procedures and requirements Your child can apply to: 1 MCVSD School Any 2 of the FRHSD Learning Centers and Academies Acceptances: – MCVSD- 1 student from each sending district in Monmouth County- then from a pool of applicants. – FRHSD- from FRHSD pool of applicants.
Tip #3: Review application and acceptance procedures MCVSD Deadline for applications: December 12, 2014 MCVSD Acceptances: Four weeks after exam has been completed (exam date-January 24 th ). – Students will be selected based upon the following criteria: 100 point scale (75 point minimum score required); 15 points each grade (7, 8), 35 points each math and language arts entrance exam scores. The highest scoring qualified applicants will be offered admission. You may apply to one MCVSD school. GPA: 7 th Grade (Final) =15 Total Possible: 100 8 th Grade (1 st Quarter) =15 Minimum score for Admission: 75 Admission Exam Math =35, Writing/Lang. Arts =35
Tip#3: Review Application and Acceptance Procedures Access application at www.frhsd.com on October 6 thwww.frhsd.com FRHSD Deadline for applications is October 31 st 10/6/14 Online Application Opens: 8th graders who are zoned to attend a FRHSD school in September, 2015 may begin their online applications). 10/31/14 Application Deadline: applications will be frozen and considered complete (except for essays and personal statements) at 11:59PM. 11/5/14 Forms Due: all forms (parental permission, interview permission, FPAA audition permission) must be postmarked or faxed by this date. 11/14/14Essay/Personal Statement Deadline: all essays and personal statements in the online application system will be frozen and considered complete at 11:59PM. 12/1/14Exam Registration: entrance examination registration materials will be available through the on-line application system on this date. 12/6/14 Entrance Examination: the learning center and Computer Science Academy entrance examination will take place at Freehold Township High School. Snow date is tentatively 12/13/14. 12/12/14 Recommendation Deadline: all online recommendations must be filed by 11:59PM. Any required paper recommendations must be postmarked by this date. 2/20/15 First Notification: applicants may log in to review decisions on their applications on or about this date. We will alert all applicants of the availability of decisions via e-mail.
Tip#4: Don’t miss the deadlines Deadlines approaching quickly for applications – Please reference handout – Contact schools directly or visit their websites Teacher Recommendations – Students should contact teachers ASAP if they know they are applying to a school that requires a recommendation. – Provide teachers with information that the school is requesting and the due date for recommendations.
Tip#5: Be sure you and your child are committed if you’re applying to MCVSD, Learning Center, Academy There are limited spots for Colts Neck students at these schools, please consider this― before you apply. – “If you get in and decline the acceptance, that spot does not go to another Colts Neck student, it goes to someone in the ‘pool’.” All schools are selective. Going to a school outside of CNHS can be a logistical challenge.
Tip#6: Attend MCVSD Open Houses to obtain an application You must attend the Open Houses to obtain an application and apply to: – Academy of Allied Health & Science – Biotechnology High School – Communications High School – High Technology High School – Marine Academy of Sciences and Technology Applications are color coded with raised seals. Open houses are typically about 2 hours.
Tip#7: Consider Scheduling and Logistics if your student is involved in Athletics/Activities For students attending FRHSD Learning Centers and Academies- your student will do all of their sports/activities at the high school they attend. (ex. If your child is attending the Culinary Arts Academy, he/she will play sports at Freehold High School.) For students attending MCVSD- your student will come back to CNHS for sports. Please note that “clubs” meet during the school day.
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