Career Academy

Admissions

Career Academy Application (Class 2022) Here
(Current 8th Grade Students Only)

Application Deadline: December 8, 2017
Admissions Test: January 20, 2018
School Records: Postmarked by December 22, 2017

Career Academy Brochure Here
Presentation Policy/Procedures Here
Picture ID Form
(to be used if student does not have a picture ID) HERE

Upper Class Application (grade 10) will be available after March 1, 2018. For more information proceed to the bottom of this page. 

In order to apply, student's accompanied by parent/guardian must attend the mandatory information session and stay for the duration (approx. 2 hours). The dates of the information sessions (no registration) and school contact information here
 
For admission into the Academy of Allied Health and Science (AAHS), Biotechnology High School (BTHS), Communications High School (CHS), and High Technology High School (HTHS) eighth grade students must be Full-Time resident's of Monmouth County at the time of the Application Deadline. *Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) accepts applications from out of county, except residents of Ocean County. Ocean County Vocational Technical School offers MATES.
  • 8th grade student, accompanied by a parent/guardian, must attend an information session (Oct./Nov.). You may attend as many information sessions as you like to help you decide which school is right for you. You must attend the information session for the school you apply to and be present for the entire information session. 
  • Submitting an application: You will receive a registration code and information on how to access the online application at the information session you attend. 
  • Students will be required to take an Admissions Exam. The Mathematics and Language Arts exam is based on the NJ Student Learning Standards  ​​

Disclaimer: Please note that the Monmouth County Vocational School District does not endorse, nor has an affiliation with any company/organization soliciting students to take a review class and practice test in order to prepare them for the MCVSD Career Academy Admission Test. 


Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is on the entrance exam?
A. The entrance exam consists of mathematics and language arts, and is aligned to the NJ Student Learning Standards. Multiple-choice type questions are used throughout the exam.

Q. Does MCVSD endorse test prep companies?
A. MCVSD does not endorse, nor has an affiliation with any company soliciting students to take a review class or practice test to prepare for the MCVSD entrance exam.

Q. Is the same entrance exam given each year?
A. MCVSD uses a different exam each year, based on the NJ Student Learning Standards.

Q. How will I make arrangements for transportation and tuition?
A. All transportation and tuition costs are the responsibility of the resident district. The Resident District Transportation Department will determine the type of route for students enrolled in a MCVSD program. 

Q. Am I eligible to participate in sports at my home high school?
A. Yes, students are eligible. The resident district is not required to provide transporation to/from practice or events.

Q. Do I need Algebra I in middle school to apply or attend?
A. No, however students may need to take a summer course through MCVSD before attending.


Q. When and how will I be notified of my admission decision?
A. Applicant's will receive an email informing them of when the admissions decision will be available (first week of March). Applicants will log into their account to view the admission decision. 


Full Time Secondary Programs Acceptance of Pupils
 
Marine Academy of Science & Technology
High Technology High School
Monmouth County Academy of Allied Health & Science
Communications High School of Monmouth County
Monmouth County Biotechnology High School
 
1.         Ninth Grade Class
 
a.         Application process:
 
(1)       Applications will be considered for only one school.
 
(2)       Applications will be received after September 1 of the applicants' eighth grade year.
 
(3)       Applications must be complete and supporting materials must be included.
 
Supporting materials:
(a)        Grade transcript;
 
(b)       Signed application by eighth grade school official; and
 
(c)        Documentation of interest in program provided in the Specialized School.
 
(4)       Applicant and parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have attended an Information Session for school of application.
 
(5)       Applications must be received in the district central office prior to the application deadline as established annually by the office of the Superintendent. Applicants must be full-time residents of Monmouth County prior to the application deadline.  Monmouth County residents attending school outside of the County must have verification of Monmouth County residency from the out-of-county school.
 
b.         Acceptance Criteria
 
(1)       Applicants will be ranked according to the following scoring:
 
Criteria                                    Maximum Rating
 
           7th Grade (Final Grade)                    15
            8th Grade (1st Quarter)            15
 
District Admission Exam
            Math                                         35
            Writing/Language Arts              35
 
Total Possible                                     100
 
Minimum Score for Admission             75
 

(2)       The ratings will be determined as follows:
 
             Ratings
 
Number Grade          Letter Grade                  Rating
 
100-98                          A+                               15
97-94                           A                                 14
93-92                           A-                                13
91-90                           B+                               12
89-86                           B                                  11
85-84                           B-                                 10
83-82                           C+                                 9
81-78                           C                                   8
77-76                           C-                                  7
75-74                           D+                                 6
73-72                           D                                   5
71-70                           D-                                  4
 
District Admission Exam:  A District Admission Exam will be administered each year.  The exam will consist of mathematics concepts and writing/language arts skills.  Each part will be scored on a scale of 1-35.
 
c.         Pupil Acceptance
 
(1)       If space does not permit acceptance of all qualified applicants, selection will be made with the following considerations:
 
(a)        The highest scoring qualified applicant from each district pool will be offered admission.  Qualified applicants are those who meet the minimum standards as outlined in 1b(1) of this policy.  District pool is the resident public school (excluding regional high school districts) that an applicant resides in at the time of application.
 
(b)       In an effort to achieve gender and ethnic balance, additional admission offers may be made to qualified applicants.
 
(2)       Applications from outside of Monmouth County will only be considered for The Marine Academy of Science and Technology as follows:
 
(a)        Applicants from Ocean County are ineligible.
 
(b)       Five spaces may be awarded to out-of-county residents.
 
(c)        Acceptance will be based on established acceptance criteria (1 b).
 
(d)       All applicants will be reviewed in a single pool of "out-of-county” applicants.
 
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.
 
2.         Tenth Grade Classes
 
a.         Application process:
 
(1)       Student must be a resident of Monmouth County at the time of the application process.
 
(2)       Applications must be complete with all supporting materials by May 1 for the following school year. Application available after March 1.
 
Supporting materials:
 
(a)        Grade transcript through the third marking period of ninth grade
 
(b)       Standardized test scores
 
(c)        Documentation of interest in program provided in the specialized school (essay)
 
(3)       Student must have successfully completed one year of a foreign language offered at the school they are applying.
 
(4)       Student will be required to take a mathematics exam at the math level they are currently enrolled in and a language arts exam.
 
(5)       Accepted student may be required to do summer course work or supplemental assignments. (related to the theme)
 
b.         Student Acceptance
 
(1)       A limited number of pupils will be considered for acceptance into tenth grade levels based upon individual applications and availability of space.
 
(2)       The highest scoring qualified applicant(s) will be offered admission as a transfer pupil if space is available based on grades and exam.
 
(3)       All appropriate applicants will be considered regardless of resident district.

 
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.
 
3.         Non-Accepted Applicants:  All applications of pupils not accepted will be kept on file through September of the school year for which they apply.  If openings occur, they will be reviewed for possible acceptance.

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