Welcome

to Monmouth County Vocational School District

Our Mission Statement:

The Monmouth County Vocational School District prepares students for an evolving workplace, lifelong learning and further education through specialized academics, career and technical programs and achievement of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

Non-Discrimination Clause: The Monmouth County Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, religion, age, disability, or socioeconomic status.


Contact Information (Administrative Offices):
Monmouth County Vocational School District
4000 Kozloski Road, P.O. Box 5033
Freehold, New Jersey 07728-5033
Phone: 732-431-7942  |  FAX: 732-409-6736
Contact Form

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX and Section 504 Handicapped Coordinator:
Charles R. Ford, Jr., Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Contact for special accommodations for events or meetings.

The "User Friendly Budget" for the MCVSD has been posted as of 3-22-2019, and may be viewed here.
If there are any questions, please contact our Administrative Offices at 732-431-7942

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-5.6(c) the following documents are available for public review:

MCVSD Consolidated Monitoring Report 2015
MCVSD Corrective Action Plan 2015

Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:26, the following documents are available for public review:
School Drinking Water Lead Testing Results:

MCVSD Aberdeen Campus (2/2017)
MCVSD AAHS Campus (2/2017)
MCVSD CEC Campus (2/2017)
MCVSD Keyport Campus (2/2017)
Unless otherwise reported above, no other MCVSD schools exceed EPA or NJDEP action levels for lead in drinking water outlets.

ABR District and School Grade Report 2016-2017
School/School Grade
Class Academy - 65
Communications High School - 70
High Technology High School - 67
Marine Academy of Science and Technology - 65
Academy of Allied Health and Science - 68
Biotechnology High School - 76
Monmouth County Career Center - 72
Monmouth County Vocational Technical High School - 56
Academy of Law and Public Safety - 52


MCVSD News and Events
June 4, 2019- Students enrolled in the Horticulture Landscaping program at the MCVSD Career Center in Freehold, NJ will have the opportunity to engage in and complete a US Department of Labor and New Jersey Department of Education approved Greenskeeper and Sports Turf Management Apprenticeship. This Apprenticeship will be the first of its kind in the State of New Jersey and possibly the country. The Apprenticeship is a 2-year program in which students complete various curriculum components and training at the Career Center and then apply those skills during the summer at one of the Monmouth County Parks golf courses.

May 30, 2019- Congratulations to the Brian D. McAndrew Student Achievers
The students were selected not only for their academic achievement, but also because of their outstanding performance in extra-curricular activities and service to their community.


Left-Right: Emily Rosa (Aberdeen), Chanze Casale (Class), Riley Plosica (MAST), Michael Coppola (CEC), Guiseppe Alioto (ALPS), Connor Martin (CHS), Herick Londe (Neptune), Brian D. McAndrew, Ed.D., Alec Wells (AAHS), Gillian Solla (Freehold), Kaleigh Smith (Keyport), Nicholas Solazzo (HTHS), Shaanti Choi-Bose (BTHS), James Corcodilios (Career Center), Isaias Usurin (Middletown)   

May 23, 2019  Congratulations to the 2019 Monmouth County Vocational School District's Teacher/Educational Specialist of the year


Pictured Left to Right- Superintendent Timothy McCorkell, William Fetherman (MAST), Lisa Franciosi (Career Center), Vincenzo Spadavecchia (Freehold), Jenna Sauer (ALPS), Stefanie Garguilo (AAHS), Sabina Campbell (CHS), Ray St. Denis (Career Center), Ellen Jaspan (CEC/Neptune), Melinda Kelley (Class), Diana Laczny (BTHS), Frances Finley (HTHS), Victoria McPeak (MAST), Assistant Superintendent Charles Ford, Jr., Ed.D, Raymond Eng (HTHS).
Not pictured Marjorie Cavalier (AAHS), Jamie Krauter (BTHS).


May 13, 2019 Monmouth County Sheriff, Shaun Golden, spoke to the students at the Academy of Law and Public Safety. Sheriff Golden spoke about the roles and responsibilities of the Sheriff and the Sheriff's Department.



May 4, 2019 
HS girls share coding skills with middle schoolers at STEM event

LINCROFT - Girls from High Tech High School are showcasing their talent in coding while giving back to younger students.

Annie Zhou said when she went to a summer camp for engineering, she was the only girl. Now, Zhou is among many girls.

She and her classmates are bringing their love for computer coding and technology to middle school girls.

"We thought that maybe we could give back to the community by starting something on our own to teach other girls to code," Zhou said.

Their mission is to spark an interest in the STEM field, which is predominantly male.

"Girls around me, they have a different way of approaching problems," says Katrina Florendo. "They tackle it from this creative side that maybe the guys didn't realize in the first place so it's this different take on problems and ways of coming up with solutions."

"If you have a technology company or a programming company and you don't have females in there, you have an inferior company because they brought a whole different mindset to the situation," says Kevin Bals, principal of High Tech High School.

High Tech High School has been ranked the best Stem High School in the nation for the fifth year in a row.

Saturday's event was paid for with a grant. The girls won it at a competition last spring. They could choose how to spend the money. They chose to put on the event to helping other girls.


March 2019- High Technology High School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students

Lincroft, NJHigh Technology High School announced today that it has been recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Computer Science and Engineering. It is one of just 64 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

PLTW is the backbone of our engineering program at High Tech. It enables us to provide real-world hands-on learning experiences for all of our students. The recognition as a PLTW Distinguished High School simply validates the hard work of our teachers and students. It is a great honor. (Principal, Kevin Bals)

The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, High Technology High School had to meet the following criteria during the 2017-18 school year:

  • Offer at least three PLTW courses;
  • Have 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses during their high school tenure;
  • Have 70 percent of students or more earn a Proficient or higher on PLTW End-of-Course Assessments, or 10 percent of students earn the AP + PLTW Student Achievement.

Through PLTW programs, students develop STEM knowledge as well as in-demand, transportable skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. PLTW EngineeringTM empowers high school students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset. Students engage in collaborative, real-life activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, and exploring algae as a biofuel source.

“It is a great honor to recognize High Technology High School for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”

High Technology High School is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.

For more information on High Technology High School’s PLTW program or to set up a school visit, contact Kevin Bals at 732-842-8444.

 

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 11,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.


December 21, 2018- Asbury Park PressShore manufacturers scramble to high schools to find workers

New Jersey's job market remained relatively stable in November, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday in a sign that employers still need to be creative to fill positions.

As the state's jobless rate fell to its lowest level since 2001, employers have begun working with vocational schools to create apprenticeships, even in industries that not long ago were thought to have a bleak outlook. "I was hoping to get a job out of this, which is what I’m doing now," said Jordan Varcadipane, 17, a student in Monmouth County Vocational School's advanced manufacturing program who works two days a week at Shore Printed Circuits in Eatontown.

The monthly jobs report is made up of a survey of households to measure the unemployment rate and a survey of employers to measure the
number of jobs in the state. They don't always move in the same direction.

New Jersey is getting a jolt from professional services and transportation, which long have been a backbone of the Garden State's economy. But now it is also getting help from the manufacturing sector, which has added 10,500 jobs during the past year.
To help ease the labor crunch, the Murphy administration is touting apprenticeships in which businesses partner with schools to help students learn on the job.
The Monmouth County Vocational School District could be a model. The school last year partnered with Festo Didactic, a technical education business in Eatontown, to create an advanced manufacturing class.

It isn't a traditional blue-collar job. One afternoon last week, about 14 students were completing a lesson on electricity and electronics. They studied instruction manuals and carefully pieced together miniature cars that, once complete, would be able to move by sound.

As part of the program, students can work two days a week at local manufacturers. By the time they graduate, they should have options: community college, a four-year college, or even jump straight into the work force.

“They definitely need hands-on skills, but with that they also need to be critical thinkers, be able to solve problems," said Stefany Gurgel, who teaches advanced manufacturing and robotics. "I think a lot of times students get frustrated when they encounter problems. And the beauty of this field is, that needs to fascinate you. A problem is good because we want to solve problems."

Some observers caution that apprenticeships won't come easily for employers. Lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly recently passed a bill that would require construction companies bidding on public projects to have an apprenticeship program. It hasn't been signed by the governor.

It would require more than 90 percent of public contractors to sign up for apprenticeship programs — and all of the paperwork, record-keeping and oversight that comes with it, said Russell McEwan, an attorney with Littler Mendelson in Newark.

"Companies are getting into the fray, but it's not an easy task," McEwan said.

Still, educators think apprenticeships could help employers fill openings. 

At a Monmouth County Vocational School District meeting this week, officials signed a partnership with New Jersey Reentry Corp. — a job training organization led by former Gov. James McGreevey — to provide pre-apprentice training beginning in January to 40 women and minorities interested in the construction industry.

"This becomes a pipeline to the building trades," McGreevey said after the meeting.

December 2018- Festo Didactic Business Partner of the Year
Monmouth County Vocational School District has recognized Festo Didactic, Inc., of Eatontown, which hosts the district’s new Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics program for shared-time students.

“Festo Didactic is an international corporation and a leading equipment and solutions provider for technical education. The company designs and implements learning laboratories, educational equipment and programs that train people to perform in highly dynamic and complex industrial environments,” said MCVSD superintendent Timothy McCorkell.

“This new program is the result of an incredible effort by a team of Festo employees who believed it was essential to close the skills gap in the manufacturing industry by preparing students with the knowledge, entry-level skills, and industry-recognized certifications to
launch successful careers,” he said.

The Festo team advocated for the program with the corporation, served on the advisory committee that created it and provided guidance on all the management details, from the classroom set-ups to the administrative liaison.

They also volunteered their time to support the instructor, guiding her through equipment certifications that will be incorporated into the program, and connected with several local manufacturers that will be providing job shadowing opportunities and structured learning experiences for level 2 students in the program.



Pictured Left-Right: Instructor Stefany Gurgel, Board President Clement Sommers, FESTO Partner Michael Nager, Principal Denise Kebeck

 
October 2018- The Monmouth County Academy of Allied Health & Science in Monmouth County Vocational School District has been designated an Exemplary High Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2018 by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Allied is one of 349 National Blue Ribbon Schools nationally and eighteen school from New Jersey to be recognized in 2018.

“I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees.  “We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs.”
 
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.  Designation as a National Blue Ribbon school reflects the hard work and dedication of the teachers and students at Allied, as well as the support provided by Allied families and the school’s community partners.
 
Part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District and located in Neptune, NJ, the Monmouth County Academy of Allied Health and Science draws students from throughout Monmouth County. The school’s mission is to prepare and motivate students to pursue further education towards a career in the medical sciences through a rigorous specialized curriculum and community based partnerships, inspiring students to serve society with compassion, skill and vision. Allied offers a curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, and service learning, especially as those subjects apply to the health sciences.