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    Page Title| Administration  Full Time Academies

    A Career Academy High School is an integrated approach to learning which lets students develop a career plan and educational pathway which focuses on a specific career major. Students receive a rigorous four-year college preparatory academic program which fulfills all requirements for high school graduation and admission to competitive colleges and universities. The curriculum is driven by New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards. It provides learning opportunities at affiliated colleges as well as opportunities for externships and mentorships with local companies, business and industry. Students are selected from applications through a competitive process and enter at the ninth grade level. Applicants must reside in Ocean County to be eligible for admission. All school districts in Ocean County are eligible to participate in sending applications to the programs.

    Access Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Sciences Acadmy (MATES)


    MATES is a specialized high school developed around the marine and environmental science theme. MATES is geared toward students who wish to concentrate their studies in the areas of math and science.

    A rigorous academic course of study instructed at the honors level satisfies all of the state requirements necessary for high school graduation and beyond. Students that are eligible may also take college level courses. The opportunity for participation in externships in laboratories, field work, and industry will be made available to students during their junior and senior years. Upon graduation, MATES students will be prepared to apply to competitive college and university programs.

    Students interested in a competitive and challenging environment must complete the necessary application process, which includes an entrance exam (applicants will be contacted with specific information regarding the exam). Students interested in this high school should contact their middle school guidance counselor for further application information, as well as attend an information session.


    Nation Blue Ribbon Schools OCVTS Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science
    Access Performing Arts Acadmy (PAA)


    The Performing Arts Academy is a full-time school that is geared toward students who wish to excel in the Performing Arts. This specialized high school program was developed specifically for the young artist-in-training.

    The school offers intense studies in theater, dance, and voice. Courses include concentration in technical theater, acting techniques, directing, ballet technique, modern technique, jazz technique, choreography, music theory, vocal health, song preparation, and arts history (music, dance, theater), along with all of the academic requirements for a high school diploma. The students will be encouraged to continue their education in the arts after graduation, but will also be given the tools and resources to audition for professional companies.

    Students interested in a competitive and challenging environment must complete the necessary application process, which includes an entrance exam and audition (applicants will be contacted with specific information regarding the exam and audition). Students interested in this high school should contact their middle school guidance counselor for further application information, as well as attend an information session.



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