Career Academy

Admissions

APPLICATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 12, 2014
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
*Please do not contact the office of admissions to inquire if MCVSD has received the applicant's records. We will contact the applicant's school if the records are not received. 

You must have attended the mandatory information session to access the online application. There are no more information sessions scheduled at any of the Academies (AAHS, BTHS, CHS, HTHS, MAST).


Admission Information

Career Academy Application and Admissions Procedures 2014-2015
Click here for a brochure with information on the career academies and admissions procedures.

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For admission into the Academy of Allied Health and Science (AAHS), Biotechnology High School (BTHS), Communications High School (CHS), High Technology High School (HTHS), and Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) eighth grade students must be Full-Time resident's of Monmouth County at the time of the Application Deadline. *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. 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. 
  • 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
When you successfully submit your online application you will receive a Comfirmation Page and Application Checklist that you will need to PRINT and provide to a school official (Counselor/Principal). If you do not receive a confirmation, the application checklist, or are still able to access the application, it was not submitted. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure successful submission of their application and late applications will not be accepted. Monmouth County Vocational School District must receive the required application checklist and transcript or the student may be ineligible. ​​

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014
School Records Received by MCVSD: Postmarked by December 22, 2014
Admissions Exam: January 24, 2015


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. 

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
 
GPA    7th Grade (Final)                       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:
 
            GPA Ratings
 
Number Grade          Letter Grade                  Rating
 
99-98                           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.
 
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
 
(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.
 
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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