Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District (01-1790)

Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District serves the communities of Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township and participates in receiving relationships with Port Republic and Washington Township. The geographic area of the district is the largest in the state, covering 324 square miles. The student body of each of the district's three comprehensive high schools, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, and Oakcrest High School, reflects the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of this geographic area.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population including special needs, college preparatory, honors, advanced placement and training in the performing arts. Special Courses designed to give freshman students a strong start to their high school career include Freshman Seminar, Rhetoric, and Career and Educational Technology. In addition, all freshman students participate in our Freshman Transition Program where each freshman student is mentored by an upper classman trained as a Freshman Transition Student Ambassador.

Students in all three district high schools have the opportunity to courses not offered in their building though the Virtual High School collaborative. Students at Absegami and Oakcrest are provided the opportunity to participate in Small Learning Communities including Medicine and Health and Film. All three district high schools offer magnet programs open to all district students. An Engineering Magnet Program and an Environmental Science Magnet Program are offered at Cedar Creek High School. Absegami High School offers magnet programs in Homeland Security and Public Safety and Computer Science and Network Technology. Oakcrest High School offers magnet programs in Biomedical Science and Air Force JROTC in Aerospace Science and Leadership. The district remains committed to preparing all students to be college and career ready, closing the achievement gap, and having all our students become successful 21st century learners. The robust co-curricular offerings provide students the opportunity to be involved and excel in activities outside the classroom.

In addition, it is the mission of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District to provide our students with the skills to successfully meet and exceed the levels of proficiency established by the New Jersey Department of Education.

District students continue to make strides in Critical Reading and Mathematics on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Data analysis over the past five years demonstrates improvement in district critical reading and math scores. During the 2015-2016 school year, approximately 676 district students took Advanced Placement tests across seventeen subject areas resulting in 441 eligible scores for college credit.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District continues to expand its initiative to have students earn college credits while still in high school through its dual credit program. The unique partnership between The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District and Stockton University provides district students the opportunity to participate in dual credit course in Mathematics, Science, World Language, and Media. The district also has articulation agreements and dual credit agreements with Atlantic Cape Community College and Rider University.

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District's professional development program aligns with the New Jersey Professional Development Standards for Teachers. The focus is to improve pedagogy, train teachers to implement best practices in instruction, and align lessons and curriculum with the Common Core State Standards and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

The communities in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District demonstrate a continued commitment to the mission of the district. While academic excellence remains a top priority, the voters supported a referendum in the Spring of 2015 for internal and external facility improvements in all three district high schools.

For additional information about the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, I encourage you to visit our district website (http://www.gehrhsd.net) which includes links to Absegami, Oakcrest and Cedar Creek High Schools.