FULL-TIME HIGH SCHOOL CAREER ACADEMY
ACADEMY OF LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
COMPETITIVE! CHALLENGING! FOCUSED!
A challenging curriculum, career-focused learning, and a unique high school experience.
ALPS is a competitive program offered through the Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) that accepts applications from eighth-grade students who are considered residents of Ocean County. There are three information sessions in the fall and all inquiries about ALPS are handled through our OCVTS admissions office only.
The Academy of Law & Public Safety (ALPS) is designed to provide a unique and comprehensive foundation of knowledge, skills and professional ethics for Ocean County students interested in pursuing a career in public safety. The academy offers a rigorous educational program while integrating the latest technology related to criminal justice. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits through our Ocean County College embedded, dual-enrollment courses. Graduates can earn certifications including Emergency Medical Responder and Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class I.
Student life at ALPS is incredibly supportive. Our teachers develop caring relationships with our students, allowing for the adaptation of curricula to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of everyone. Our student experience is enriched by student clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities.
CLUBS, ORGANIZATION & HIGHLIGHTS
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STUDENTS GRADUATED SINCE SEPTEMBER 2008
CLASS OF 2020 GRADUATES WENT TO COLLEGE, AND/OR WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OR ARE ENROLLED IN THE MILITARY
CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATES WENT TO COLLEGE, AND/OR WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OR ARE ENROLLED IN THE MILITARY
LAW ENFORCEMENT / HOMELAND SECURITY / PUBLIC SAFETY
ALPS is a specialized high school developed around the law and public safety theme. ALPS is geared toward students who wish to concentrate their studies in the areas of law enforcement, homeland security and public safety. This full-time educational program provides a challenging, hands-on learning experience for college-bound and career-oriented students.
The Mission of ALPS
The mission of the Academy of Law and Public Safety is to provide a rigorous college-prep, theme-based curriculum in conjunction with community and higher education partnerships. Ocean County students acquire knowledge, skills and professional ethics while utilizing the latest technology related to criminal justice.
The Academy of Law & Public Safety (ALPS) is one of the career academies administered by the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District. The shared-time Law & Public Safety program was established in 2001, offering a unique and comprehensive foundation of skills for Ocean County students interested in pursuing a career in public safety. The 2015-16 school year launched the Academy of Law & Public Safety as a full-time rigorous, college-preparatory educational program for high school juniors and seniors, providing a challenging, hands-on learning experience for college-bound and career-oriented students. As of September 2018 ALPS is now a full-time, four-year high school academy.
ALPS graduates have been hired and/or are currently employed with over 30 New Jersey Police Departments, as well as NJ Departments of Correction, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, and the NJ Administrative Office of the Courts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Are We Located
Located in Waretown, New Jersey, ALPS is centrally located to the south of New York City, north of Atlantic City, and east of Philadelphia.
423 Wells Mills Road (Route 532) Waretown, NJ 08758
Student Selection & Admissions
Students are selected through a competitive application 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 program.
Middle School Students And Parents/Guardians Are Encouraged To Attend A Fall Admissions Information Session.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Class Council, Fishing Club, Honor Guard, National Honor Society, SkillsUSA, Yearbook, Literary Magazine, Mock Trial, Community Service/Interact, GSA.
Our student experience is enriched by volunteer opportunities, class trips and other exciting extracurricular activities.
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ACCEPTANCES
ALPS Graduates have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ocean County College, University of Florida, Nova University. Read more...
GRADUATES HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED WITH OVER
30 New Jersey Police Departments, as well as New Jersey Departments of Correction, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts and the New York State Police.
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SELECT AN ACADEMY
Choose from three full-time career academies for high school students. Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science, Grunin Performing Arts Academy, Academy of Law & Public Safety.
SPEAK WITH AN ACADEMY REPRESENTATIVE
Middle school students and their parents should call 732.473.3100 ext. 3065 with any questions, or speak with their school counselor for more information
ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
Middle school students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend an admissions information session.
Students receive all admission materials, including application, at the information sessions.