Communications High School

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Location and Contact:

1740 New Bedford Road
Wall, NJ 07719

Phone: 732-681-1010
Fax: 732-681-6780

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Mission Statement

Communications High School, a personalized academy with a career focus, provides a rigorous theme-based curriculum in conjunction with community, industry and higher education partnerships. Monmouth County students acquire knowledge, skills and professional ethics while utilizing the latest technology related to their communication field.


The Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) prepares students for higher education and the evolving workplace. MCVSD administers Communications High School (CHS), one of five career academies in Monmouth County. As a highly competitive specialized school, CHS selects 80 students through a competitive application process from applicants enrolled in public and private schools across Monmouth County. Students apply as eighth graders and are accepted based on multiple criteria, including middle school grades and performance on district developed assessments.

CHS provides a college preparatory honors program with a communications focus that serves the community by providing exemplary learning experiences in areas such as New Media, Journalism and Publishing, Commercial Art, and TV/Radio Broadcasting. Every course is offered at the honors level. Students must enroll and successfully complete 40 credits of course work per year to graduate.

Opened in 2000, the CHS community continues to foster a collaborative work environment for students, parents, faculty members, and administrators. In 2010 CHS opened the Design Academy a full time two year program for students entering their junior year allowing select students to broaden their art focus and pursue the honors level program already part of CHS. Going forward, CHS will actively recruit students from Monmouth County, provide a rigorous curriculum of both academic and theme related courses, and graduate young men and women prepared to meet the rigors of college. Communications High School exemplifies learning, community, and excellence in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

Quick Facts

Class 2017: 75 Students
PSAT Mean: Evidence Based Reading and Writing - 646; Mathematics - 614
SAT Mean: Evidence Based Reading and Writing - 680; Mathematics - 650

All students follow the same rigorous course of study. The majority of our students earn grades that are considered superior proficiency. We believe that our students’ levels of achievement are not fully communicated by using class rank as a transcript statistic. In accordance with
Monmouth County Vocational School District board policy, we do not rank our students.

Communications High School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2012 and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.