RESCHEDULED - Career Academy Entrance Exam - Saturday January 24: Due to a forecast of inclement weather leading to hazardous driving conditions, the entrance exam has been rescheduled for January 31, 2015 (same time and location). Notifications on this rescheduled exam have been issued through our one call system, and also announced on your local radio station (WJLK AM1310/FM 94.3; WBUD AM1260/FM 101.5). In summary, 1/24/15 exam has been cancelled, and rescheduled for 1/31/15 at same time & location.
Contact Information (Administrative Offices):
Monmouth County Vocational School District
4000 Kozloski Road, P.O. Box 5033
Freehold, New Jersey 07728-5033
Phone: 732-431-7942 | FAX: 732-409-6736
Non-Discrimination Clause: The Monmouth County Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.
The "User Friendly Budget" for the MCVSD has been posted as of 4-1-2014, and can be viewed here.
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Mr. Anthony Schaible
Monmouth County Vocational School District
4000 Kozloski Road
PO Box 5033
Freehold , NJ 07728-5033
If there are any questions, please contact our Administrative Office at 732-431-7942.
ABR District and School Grade Report 2013-2014
Class Academy- 68
Communications High School- 52
High Technology High School- 59
Marine Academy of Science and Technology- 62
Academy of Allied Health and Science- 55
Biotechnology High School- 71
Monmouth County Career Center- 72
Monmouth County Vocational Technical High School- 52
Academy of Law and Public Safety- 52
Students From Two New Jersey Schools In Running To Win Verizon Third National App Challenge
Franklin Borough Middle School, High Technology High School Teams Wins Best-in-State; Will Advance in Innovative Contest, Aimed at Boosting Students’ Interest in STEM Fields
NEWARK, N.J. – Student teams from Franklin Borough Middle School and High Technology High School in Lincroft have earned the title of Best in State in the third Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities.
The student team at Franklin Borough Middle School came up with an app concept called Braille Books which uses vibrations formulated to replicate Braille to allow a student to read a text book or book like anyone else by following along with his or her finger. At High Technology High School, the student team designed an app called Thinklet addresses the need for a firm connection between researchers or engineers seeking new ways to improve society and individuals with ideas for research or innovation but no opportunity to realize them.
In total, 90 teams of creative middle and high school students from across the country have advanced to the next phase of the judging process.
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge was created by in partnership with the Technology Student Association in response to a critical need to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Student interest and proficiency in STEM has been stagnant in the United States, especially among women and minorities, although 80 percent of all jobs over the next decade will require STEM skills. Currently, 3 million STEM jobs are unfilled in the U.S., and occupations related to STEM are projected to increase to more than 9 million by 2022.
More than 90 percent of the winners from last year’s Innovative App Challenge expressed interest in pursuing STEM careers after learning coding and launching their winning app in the Google Play store. Roughly 70 percent reported increased creativity, teamwork and communication skills, and content knowledge.
“This contest has exposed students to new skillsets such as learning to collaborate, negotiate and best of all problem solving,” said Douglas W. Schoenberger, vice president of corporate responsibility for Verizon New Jersey. “We can’t wait to see which of these creative concepts will become actual working mobile apps that can help make a difference in local communities.”
One of the 2013-14 App Challenge winners, an all-girls team from Resaca Middle School in Los Fresnos, Texas, was invited to the annual White House Science Fair to demonstrate its “Hello Navi” app, which was built to help a blind classmate better navigate the halls at school.
The Path to Best in Nation
The two Best in State teams from New Jersey now advance to the next round of the competition. On Jan. 16, Verizon and the TSA will name 24 Best in Region middle and high school team winners from the West, Midwest, South and Northeast. Each Best in Region team will earn a $5,000 cash grant for its school to further develop or support a program in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called STEM subjects.
On Feb. 3, the Innovative App Challenge competition’s final phase will conclude with the selection of eight Best in Nation winners – four middle school and four high school teams – chosen from the Best in Region teams. Best in Nation teams will earn their schools an additional $15,000 cash grant to further develop or support a STEM-related program. Each team member will receive a Samsung tablet, courtesy of Samsung Telecommunications America. In addition, MIT App Inventor Master Trainers from the Center for Mobile Learning at the MIT Media Lab will give the Best in Nation teams onsite and virtual training on coding and app development, using MIT App Inventor to develop the teams’ apps.
Verizon, in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, will help the students develop their app concepts, making them ready for sharing and distribution. Apps developed during the first two years of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge have been downloaded more than 26,000 times from the Google Play store.
In June, the members of the eight winning teams will be invited to present their apps in person at the National TSA Conference in Dallas, Texas, courtesy of Verizon.
To see the list of the Best in State winners, visit http://verizon.com/appchallenge2014.
The Academy of Law and Public Safety participated in “No Shave November” to bring awareness to and raise money for men’s health issues and research in the fight against serious diseases. This year, students and staff at A.L.P.S. grew beards and mustaches during the month of November and solicited donations to go towards the fight against ALS.
We are proud to report that our school will be donating over $2,700 to ALS research. On December 18, 2014 representatives from Monmouth/Ocean ALS Resource Group Greater Philadelphia Chapter at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank will join us at the Academy of Law and Public Safety for a brief ceremony in which we will present them with a check.
This year’s donation is in honor of James Artell, who passed away October 2014. James, brother-in-law to school custodian, Thomas Rafferty, had been battling ALS for two years.
The ALPS staff and students are greatly appreciative of the support and generous contributions to the fight against ALS.
September 30, 2014
National Blue Ribbon Honors Biotechnology High School
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized Biotechnology High School as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 337 schools were recognized because these schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.
The Department will honor 287 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on November 10-11 in Washington, D.C. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on just under 7,900 of America’s schools. The award affirms the hard work students, educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content.
Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at
Congratulations to the Brian D McAndrew Award recipients for your perseverance, dedication, and commitment to your personal growth inside and outside of the classroom.
Melissa Edgar- AAHS
Joseph Maggiore- BTHS
Sean Cavanagh- CHS
Sreela Kodli- HTHS
Cory Ott- MAST
Anthony Cintron- CLASS
Michael Volker- ALPS
Jose Leon-Ramirez- Career Center
Tanner Larson- Aberdeen
Brianna Hicks- CEC
Matthew Zarelli- Freehold
Allison Flemm- Hazlet
Daria Kruml- Keyport
Justin Vazquez- Middletown
High Technology High School Students Teach Middle School Participants How to “Control Minds” at HTHS Splash
High Technology student Rohan Kodialam, has been named as a member of the 2014 United States Physics Team. The team will arrive in College Park this week for training camp and possible selection for the team that will travel to the International Physics Olympiad.
Congratulations to High Technology High School and to the teachers who support this program.
March 2014- In response to the devastation impacting the Philippines out of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, the students at the Shared Time Keyport and Hazlet campus donated much needed school supplies and clothes to those affected in the Iloilo area. These items have been donated to LIG Global Foundation to bring the donated items to the Philippines. Items included backpacks, papers, pens, pencils, notebooks, reading books, markers, crayons, and over 600 articles of clothing.
Life is Great (LIG) Global Foundation (ligglobal.org) is a non-profit non-government organization based in the USA that strives to bring together medical & non-medical volunteers to provide medical care and relief to those in need all around the world. Ms. Myrna A. Velez, Assistant Principal of Shared Time Schools will be accompanying LIG Global in their mission in July to the Philippines to distribute the school supplies and clothing there, as well as provide guidance to the schools integrating CTE into their academic curriculum.
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