Monroe Township School District (23-3290-005)

Monroe Township High School

Monroe Township High School is centrally located within a forty-three square mile suburban community in Southern Middlesex County. Originally opened on Perrineville Road in 1973, the high school became a receiving school for approximately 300 high school age students from neighboring Jamesburg in 1980. Through the efforts of a community based Ad Hoc Committee, a new state of the art facility was completed in the fall of 2011 to accommodate the influx of new families to Monroe Township and address the growing needs of our school population. The new site on Schoolhouse Road creates a campus environment shared with Monroe Township Middle School. Our high school aligns with the district vision statement in which our staff commits itself to all children by preparing them to reach their full potential and to function in a global society through a preeminent education.

Monroe Township High School has been redesigned through the collaborative efforts of all community stakeholders emphasizing new organizational structure, college readiness programs and 21st century learning initiatives, including a digital wireless network that drives the largest public school one to one technology initiative in New Jersey. Our student iPad program provides access to digital learning beyond the classroom. The technology instructional practices of our teaching staff models the SAMR model for digital learning and instruction recognized as “Best Practices” worldwide. Students have access to 26 Advance Placement Courses offered in diverse subject areas promoting student interest and rigorous course work. Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college readiness program targeting students with academic potential with strategies aimed to encourage stronger academic achievement and exposure to the college application and search process.

All students are required to complete 130 credit hours to complete the district requirements to earn a diploma. The A/B alternating day block schedule allows students to explore many rigorous courses including varied choice in an Honors and Advanced Placement sequence. Students select career focused electives beginning in tenth grade imbedded in Career Academies inclusive of Business, Law and Government, Fine Practical Performing Arts and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a college level elective sequence of engineering, mathematics and design courses within the STEM Academy aimed at preparing students who wish to pursue further education and careers in that professional area. In addition, our 9th Grade Academy supports incoming students with the transition to a large high school through the concepts of teacher teaming, shared students and other transition programs.

Monroe Township High School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education. Most recently US News ranked Monroe Township High School as the #39 of the top 100 schools in New Jersey. In addition, the high school received a Silver Medal as a Top #1500 high school in the United States. Monroe Township High School was also named one of Top 10 Transformative Schools in New Jersey for technology instruction in the classroom.

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Mr Robert Goodall