Career Academy Admissions

Questions: Please email

Upper Class Application to enter as a 10th grade student HERE

Due May 1, 2024. For more information scroll towards the bottom for Tenth Grade Classes.

Ninth Grade Admission

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. The applicant and parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have attended an Information Session for school of application.

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.

Academy Application CLOSED

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
Career Academy Entrance Exam: January 20, 2024.    An email was sent to applicants on December 5, 2023 with testing logistics. All messages can be viewed within the application.

Picture ID will be required (School ID, Passport, County ID, Picture ID Form). PICTURE ID FORM HERE

School Records: Postmarked December 22, 2023

Admission Decision: First week of March 2024


New Jersey Student Learning Standards (ELA) HERE    New Jersey Student Learning Standards (Math) HERE    


Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 transportation 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. I would like to attend an Information Session at multiple schools, do I need to have a record of attendance each time?
A. Yes, you should complete the registration form at the conclusion of each information session so there is a record of your attendance. You may only register for one information session per school. You can only apply to one school.

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 for Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science

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. The remaining students are offered admission based on their overall composite score, regardless of resident district.

(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 full-time 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 (not part of rubric)

(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.

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.

For more information contact 732-431-7942 ext. 6291