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VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Reflections of the Past Five Decades

Monmouth County

2008 - 2009 Board of Education

Standing from left to right: Sanford D. Brown, School Board Attorney Rosemarie Kindon, School Business Administrator Joseph A. Manfredi, Board Member Brian McAndrew Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Dennis Ingoglia, Board Member Timothy McCorkell, Assistant Superintendent Seated from left to right: Carole Knopp Morris, Board Member Clement V. Sommers, Board President Russell T. Olivadotti, Vice President

2009 Board of Chosen Freeholders

2008 Board of Chosen Freeholders

From left to right: Freeholder Robert D. Clifton, Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Director Barbara J. McMorrow, Freeholder Amy A. Mallet and Deputy Director, John D’Amico Jr.

From left to right: Freeholder John D’Amico Jr., Freeholder Barbara J. McMorrow, Freeholder William C. Barham, Director Lillian G. Burry, and Deputy Director Robert D. Clifton

Message from our Superintendent 1958-2008: Fifty Years of Vocational/Technical/Career Education The Monmouth County Vocational School District proudly presents this special 50th Annual Report for your review. Although it is impossible to capture fifty years of progress in detail, I believe you will be impressed with the scope and growth of the District from its beginning years in the fifties and sixties to today, the Twenty-First Century.

Superintendent of Schools, Brian Mc Andrew, Ed.D.

It was their support and policy making that allowed the Superintendents of Schools and the certificated and non-certificated staff to deliver quality educational programs and services to tens of thousands of secondary, post-secondary and adult students throughout the past fifty years.

Brian Mc Andrew, Guidance Coordinator, with a student 1972.

The continued growth and success of the Vocational School District was the result of consistent support by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the members of the Board of Education.

Indeed, the Monmouth County Vocational School District has played an important role in making the County of Monmouth such a great place to live, work, play and, yes, be educated.

Brian McAndrew, Ed.D.

Rethinking Education

The first twenty years was the developing period for MCVSD. The Board of Education was organized on December 9, 1958, with Marvin Clark elected as its first Board President. Donald P. Hoagland was appointed Superintendent in 1964, and led the District in providing vocational education by building 11 shared time vocational centers next to comprehensive high schools throughout Monmouth County.

Construction Begins 1965

Long Branch


Wall and Middletown


Raritan Township (Hazlet)


Allentown and Asbury Park


Keyport and Neptune




Matawan and New Shrewsbury (Tinton Falls)

Leadership 1958 - 1977

Marvin A. “Mac” Clark, BOE President 1958 - 1978

Donald P. Hoagland, Superintendent 1964 - 1977

1958 - Board of Chosen Freeholders*

Joseph C. Irwin

Abrahm D. Voorhees

Victor E. Grossinger

Earl L. Wooley

Walton Sherman

*photos courtesy of the Monmouth County Archives

Our Beginning 1958 - 1977

The MCVSD was established in November 1958 by resolution passed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Monmouth as authorized by the New Jersey State Board of Education. The mission of the Vocational Board was to (a) provide vocational programs for high school students; (b) post secondary vocational programs for high school graduates and adults; and (c) part-time evening 1959. Training adults in refrigeration. programs for adults. Since 1958 the Monmouth County Vocational School District has continued to remain focused on student needs.

Technical Institute for Post Secondary students at the “Nike Site� Middletown.

Shared-Time Vocational Education for High School Students Monmouth County adopted a model that would bring vocational education to students in the 11th and 12th grades in conjunction with their home high schools. The students would take academic programs at their home high school and their vocational courses with the Vocational School. The model initially started with placing vocational courses at a local high school while the District began Vocational Machine Shop Program. an aggressive capital building program over the next twenty years that was funded by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the State of New Jersey.

Joseph Scelfo demonstrating work skills to students.

1967. The entire Monmouth County Vocational School District Staff. 7 

Post - Secondary Licensed Practical Nursing.

Post-Secondary Vocational Education The first post-secondary program offered was Licensed Practical Nursing in August 1959. Classes were held in rented classrooms at Long Branch High School and a clinical program at what are today Monmouth Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Richard Archer, 1969 Graduate working at Ford in Wall.

Part-Time Evening School/Apprenticeship Nurse Alice Phillips, Instructor along with her LPN class.

The District started part-time evening programs for adult students who desired to gain new and/or upgrade skills for employment. First programs were offered at Freehold High School (1960) in the areas of Refrigeration and Drafting as well as offering apprenticeship related courses. Funds for these programs were made available through the Federal Manpower Development Act.

Dental Assistant Students, Sabrina Brown, Christine Adock and Michael Schleggel.

In 1965 the Monmouth County Vocational School District started a Technical Institute for adults in programs with Auto Mechanics, Technical Drafting and Electronics. The Technical Institute was transferred to Brookdale Community College in 1969.

1966 Technical Drafting.


First Programs Offered

Long Branch High School Licensed Practical Nursing


Drafting and Electronics Matawan High School Machine Shop


Manasquan High School Agriculture


1959 1977

Shared-Time Secondary:



Licensed Practical Nursing:



Adult Evening:



1969 - Commercial Art Instructor, Gerald Casper with students at the MCVSD program in Neptune.

1969. Keyport Ground Breaking Ceremony. Frank Zambello - Principal, Earl Garrison - County Superintendent, Joseph Irwin - Freeholder Director, George Search - Keyport Superintendent, Donald Hoagland - MCVSD Superintendent, Richard Boyken, - Architect, Marvin “Mac”Clark - Board President.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Industrial Education (CIE) CIE is a program for senior high school students that allows for “on the job� training during the school day. Students are paid minimum wages while receiving advanced training in their chosen career field.

1972 - After completing a minimum 500 hours of classroom instruction, students were placed by qualified coordinators who worked closely with employers to ensure authentic vocational training.

Structured Learning Monmouth County Vocational School District’s Structured Learning Program is designed to ensure that students are offered career pathways planning, employability skill development, occupational, workplace and/or other employment experiences related to a chosen career area.

Wayne Hamilton, building a Gingerbread house for the holidays.

The Structured Learning system integrates schoolbased learning and work-based learning with career preparation, including applied academics and connecting activities.

Jake Varble, CIE student working at STS Auto Center, Freehold.

It creates well-marked paths students can follow from school to good first jobs and/or from school to continuing education. Structured Learning unites business and industry, organized labor, community-based organizations, parents, schools, and higher education in partnership to ensure the students become skilled workers with a desire for life-long learning.

James Vreeland, imprinting napkins per customer specifications.

Growth Continues

By the 1978 school year, MCVSD had established 61 programs operating in 11 locations.


Auto Body Repair, Commercial Art, Diesel Mechanics


Auto Mechanics, Beauty Culture, Distributive Education, Manicuring

Asbury Park Freehold Hazlet Keyport Long Branch Middletown Neptune Tinton Falls Wall

Appliance Repair, Beauty Culture, Distributive Education, Food Service, Machine Shop, Manicuring, Pre-Technical Drafting, Technical Drafting Beauty Culture, Construction Trades, Machine Shop, Manicuring Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating, Auto Body Repair, Auto Mechanics, Beauty Culture, Manicuring, Medical-Dental Assistant Auto Mechanics, Beauty Culture, Manicuring, Marine Trades, Pre-Technical Drafting, Technical Drafting Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating, Auto Mechanics, Beauty Culture, Manicuring, Occupational Education Auto Mechanics, Beauty Culture, Carpentry, Electricity, Manicuring, Radio & Television Commercial Art, Distributive Education, Electricity, Medical-Dental Assistant, Plumbing & Sheet Metal Auto Mechanics, Construction Trades, Pre-Vocational Education Auto Body Repair, Auto Mechanics, Beauty Culture, Carpentry, Manicuring, Printing

Change 1978 - 1988

Sidney B. Johnson, BOE President 1978 - 1999

Edward F. Davey, Superintendent 1977 - 1988

1978 - Board of Education

1978 - Board of Chosen Freeholders*

Sidney B. Johnson

Marcia A. Deitz

John Carncross

Milton Hughes

Clement V. Sommers

Harry Larrison Jr.

Ray Kramer

Ernest G. Kavalek

Jane G. Clayton

Thomas J. Lynch, Jr

*photos courtesy of the Monmouth County Archives

Reevaluating Education

The Monmouth County Vocational School District came under new leadership during the 1977 to 1988 middle years. Edward F. Davey became the District’s second Superintendent of Schools in 1977, while Sidney B. Johnson became the school District’s second School Board President in 1978.




High School Programs:



Specialty & Practical Nursing:



Adult Programs:



Classroom/Auto Mechanic shop in Wall, NJ.

This decade was marked with continued growth and change, mirroring Monmouth County and workplace needs. The District continued to serve high school students, post-secondary and adult students as well as serving the special needs population.

Exploratory student working in the greenhouse, Career Center.

Student Robert Diaz, creating a cake for the Career Center Bakery. The Bakery is one of a variety of businesses open to the public.

Practical Nursing The longest running program within the Monmouth County Vocational School District, our Licensed Practical Nursing Program has continued with great success since its inception in 1958. LPN is a program of academic studies and clinical experiences designed to prepare students to meet the New Jersey State requirements for licensure in practical nursing. In order to ensure our Practical Nursing students gain workplace experience, the MCVSD is professionally affiliated with many county health care institutions such as: The Monmouth Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, CentraState Medical Center, Bayshore Community Hospital and many more. Our LPN Program is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing, the New Jersey State Department of Education, and the Council on Occupational Education. Graduates are eligible to take the Practical Nursing Licensure Examination for the State of New Jersey.

Practical Nursing students split their time between the classroom and hospital.

a three phase program Phase I

Phase II Phase III

Adult Practical Nursing students studying nutrition.

Anatomy & Physiology Microbiology Nutrition Personal & Community Health Personal & Professional Relationships Pharmacology Fundamentals of Nursing Contemporary Health Issues including: Vocational Aspects Growth & Development Intro. to Medical/Surgical Nursing Geriatrics Medical/Surgical Nursing I & II Specialties: Psychiatric Obstetrics Pediatrics Geriatric Nursing

LPN 53rd graduating class. Beth Thompson, Meg Morgando, Sidney Johnson, Marcia Deitz and Beatrice Day.

Monmouth County 1983 Career Center

The Career Center was designed for 500+ shared time special needs students. Fourteen career programs provided skills to students to be prepared for the world of work while receiving academic courses at their home high school. We are a New Jersey Star School, located in Freehold. We proudly provide career development Founding Principal services to special needs students. William Hoey As we approach our 26th year, our specialization remains to provide special needs students with career training while they remain enrolled in their home districts for academics, sports, and student activities. The school’s role is to provide an environment that exposes students to participate in a sequence of programs and acquire occupational skills necessary for employment.

The Career Center is a New Jersey Star School and actively participates in Regional, State and National Competitions.

Angel Quinnoes and Eileen Merritt working in the Bakery.

Gina Welch, preparing for the FFA Horticulture Expo 1999

Michelle Koehler watering plants in the Greenhouse.

In addition to vocational training, the students at the Career Center are actively involved in career related organizations such as DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FFA (Future Farmers of America), HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), and SkillsUSA.

Designated a New Jersey Star School in 1995

Real Life Experience Student enterprises are a program hallmark. The school’s common area houses a number of stores providing actual services. The stores dovetail with the working shops; they include a greenhouse, bakery, flower shop, restaurant, school store and supermarket.

Dawn Provenza and Jessica Urban, Supermarket Services.

This real-life simulation takes training one step closer to the world of work and students reap many benefits of this training.

Kelsie Miller preparing lunch in the student staffed restaurant.

Chris Chadwick, learning to use a forklift.

Marine Academy of Science and Technology 1983 Fast Facts The Marine Academy of Science and Technology was placed in the hands of the Monmouth County Vocational School District by legislation passed by the State of New Jersey in 1983. This move was significant to Monmouth County for two reasons: 1. MAST became the first full time vocational school for the MCVSD; and

Founding Principal Thomas Bistocchi

2. MAST was the first Career Academy for the District as well as for the State of New Jersey.

- Twenty five graduating classes totaling 1,211 Students - 2008 SAT Mean - 1944 - Awarded a Silver Medal by US News & World Report - National Blue Ribbon and New American High School - US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School - Middle Sates Accredited - Our NJROTC is a Distinguished Unit with Honors - Current Principal, Dr. Paul Christopher - The Marine Academy is located on Sandy Hook

Mission Statement The Marine Academy of Science and Technology will strive to develop literate, ethical and productive members of society empowered to meet the challenges of a global community by providing a rigorous academic environment with a core specialization in marine science and technology.

Color Guard Presentation, Kyle Reinhardt, Kathryn Meredith and Allison Linnell.

Brian Mann. The Scuba Club certifies students as an SSI Open Water Scuba Diver or SSI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver.

The “Blue Sea� is a 65-foot research vessel owned and operated by the Marine Academy and berthed at the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Sandy Hook. The vessel is used in all facets of the program.


1981. Principal Andrew Larson, Teacher James Sabino, Sheriff William Lanzaro, Assistant Superintendent Brian McAndrew along with students at the printing press.

25th Anniversary

Twenty Five Years of Service “The 1983-84 school year marked the completion of twenty-five years of educational services provided for the youth and adults of Monmouth County by the County Vocational School District. With one program serving sixteen practical nursing students in 1958, the District, during the past year, provided a multitude of programs meeting the needs of 4,451 students. The 1983-84 school year was especially significant with two new facilities opening in the District. The Monmouth County Career Center, designed to serve the needs of five hundred students with special needs opened its doors in September. Also, in August 1983, the District assumed the operation of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology. This unique program is a four year high school program located on Sandy Hook providing students with the option of entering the Marine Technology program or the Marine Trades program. A Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program was also offered to the 170 students. In addition to these specialized programs, the District continued to offer a wide variety of program options for some 1,500 high school students. In all, fifty programs were provided in twenty four occupational areas. Word Processing and Practical Nursing were offered on a post-secondary level. An advanced placement articulation program for the District’s Practical Nurses with Brookdale Community College continued in operation. Since its inception in 1981, fifty seven vocational school practical nursing graduates have enrolled in the program.

The Adult Evening Program continued to expand offering 1,321 students a wide variety of programs including thirteen new courses. Typesetting, Advanced Word Processing, Electronics and Upholstery and Furniture Repair were included.

Edward F. Davey Superintendent 1977- 1988

The District’s advisory committees continued to play a vital role in providing quality vocational education programs. Committee membership consists of business/industry representatives from all vocational areas, teachers, staff members and administrators. In accordance with Chapter 212, Public School Education Act 1975, the school district developed several objectives pertaining primarily with curriculum improvement. Student clubs were active in eight buildings and provided students with the opportunity to participate in state, regional and national competitions.

The development and growth of the County Vocational School District has resulted from the cooperative effort of the County Vocational Board of Education, local boards of education and the Board of Chosen Freeholders working together to provide quality vocational education.”

Reprint of MCVSD 1983 Annual Report.

Edward F. Davey

1988 -2008 Career Academies


High Technology High School


Academy of Allied Health and Science


Communications High School


Biotechnology High School

Alternative High Schools


Adult High School


KIVA High School


CLASS Academy


Culinary Education Center

Other Professional Services

Preparing for the 21st Century

Clement V. Sommers, BOE President 2001 - present

Brian McAndrew Ed.D., Superintendent 1988 - present

1988 - Board of Education

1988 - Board of Chosen Freeholders*

Sidney B. Johnson

Russell T. Olivadotti

Marcia A. Deitz

Clement V. Sommers

Milton G. Hughes

Harry Larrison Jr.

Theodore Narozanick

Thomas J. Powers

John A. Villapiano

John D’Amico Jr.

*photos courtesy of the Monmouth County Archives

Leading Vocational Technical Education

Dr. Thomas Bistocchi came to MCVSD in 1980 as a Vice Principal, promoted to Principal in 1983 and became Assistant Superintendent in 1989. Dr. Bistocchi left the MCVSD and became the Superintendent of the Union County Vocational    School District in 1994.

William Hoey came to MCVSD in 1969 as the CIE Coordinator, promoted to Principal in 1973 and became Assistant Superintendent in 1989. Mr. Hoey left the MCVSD to become the Superintendent of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District in 2002.

Dr. Brian McAndrew came to MCVSD in 1969 as a Guidance Counselor. He was promoted to Assistant Superintendent in 1977 and became the Superintendent of the Monmouth County Vocational School District in 1988.

Our Board of Education

1991. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Bistocchi, Assistant Superintendent William Hoey, Superintendent Dr. Brian McAndrew, and Board Member Milton Hughes

Changing times In 1988, Dr. Brian McAndrew became the District’s third Superintendent of Schools, and in 1999, Clement Sommers became the third Board President. The Monmouth County Vocational School District continued to accept the challenges of a rapidly changing global world.

Dr. Charles Christoe with students Chris Dube, Ryan Hill, Adrienne Dalena and Ryan Taylor engaged in a Physics Lab.

Tech Prep and Career Tech programs with integrated math and science competencies became the standard. Over the past ten years, we saw the demand for career academies, specialized schools for alternative education for high school students and adults, as well as the Post-Secondary Culinary Education Center in partnership with Brookdale Community College.

Michael Perry, operating the sound board in radio production class.

Shared-time vocational programs were being transformed into career technical programs that recognized movement from an industrial-manufacturing economy to a technology-information-service economy. Demands for higher level academic coursework for all students became a new standard both in school and the work place.

Brooke Burdge and Kevin Kahn, completing a science lab.

Digital Video Class. Student Tina Louis preparing for a field production.

Adult High School 1989

The Monmouth County Vocational and Technical Adult High School has offered a unique opportunity to the adults of the county to acquire a high school diploma along with vocational training. The free vocational training enables the Adult High School student to acquire workplace readiness skills that are essential in today’s ever changing job market.

Resume preparation is an important component of the adult program.

After receiving their diplomas, Adult High School graduates have continued their education at a number of local community colleges and universities.

Workplace readiness is a major focus for all vocational students.

The Adult High School program services approximately 800 residents throughout the 53 communities of the county. There are six sites located throughout the county.

Marine Trades continue to be a vital part of Monmouth County.

1991 KIVA High School

KIVA High School provides a comprehensive program for special needs students, in grades nine to twelve, who have not experienced success in a traditional high school setting. Using reality-based, small group instruction, KIVA provides academic requirements for graduation, vocational training for job placement and interpersonal skill development for Founding Principal Anthony Schaible successful world citizenship.

Food Service Preparation.

A “kiva� in the Native American tradition, is a safe, protected community in which knowledge is exchanged in an atmosphere of trust and respect. Based on this philosophy, KIVA students have made a positive difference in both school and in the community

Pottery is part of the Fine Arts program at KIVA.

Our overall objective is to ensure that students gain a thorough and efficient education by following the Core Curriculum Content and Workplace Readiness Standards. In order to do this, we created individualized lesson plans, which are then implemented using alternative teaching strategies. Upon completion of our program, students receive a standard NJ high school diploma, demonstrating that they have satisfied all the requirements outlined in their Individual Education Plans.

Carpentry and Building Trades student.

CLASS Academy 1993

CLASS Academy is a small, alternative high school located in Neptune. The program has helped hundreds of students achieve academic success through a personalized school culture that reflects individual students’ interests, talents and needs. At every level within the school – student, Founding Principal teacher, counselor, administrator – Dominick Fiore uniqueness is celebrated, engaged and respected. In such an environment, respect helps foster motivation, and motivation helps bring achievement.

Marina Shalom providing instruction to student Rich Bridges.

Students experience success at CLASS Academy through small, block scheduled classes in an adult environment that is conducive to learning, improved interpersonal relationships, and the acquisition of life skills for those students who are disaffected by the traditional high school experience.

A 1999 New Jersey Star School Students have access to all of the resources and programs of the Monmouth County Vocational School District, and a growing number of students have taken advantage of the District’s many shared time vocational programs, as well as our close working relationship with Brookdale Community College.

Student Joy Stubbs, displaying her illustration.

Placing students in a range of highly academic and positive adult environments helps students cultivate positive behavior patterns and increased academic performance that results in breaking their previous cycles of frustration and failure.

2006. Instructor Sue Feiring working with students Brandon Vashey and Carissa Mangual.

Expanding Opportunities A Model to Build Upon A Lasting Partnership MCVSD and Brookdale Community College have a collaborative relationship that dates back to the start of Brookdale in1969 when the District’s Technical Institute for post-secondary vocational programs was transferred to the college. Over the years, Brookdale Community College has embarked on many successful ventures with the Monmouth County Vocational School District. - Tech-Prep Programs. (2+2) - High Technology High School on the Brookdale campus. - Mandatory dual enrollment for High Technology High School students. - Culinary Education Center at Asbury Park. - Licensed Practical Nursing articulation with Brookdale’s Nursing Program. - Adult Education courses

MCVSD has since developed relationships with other colleges and universities in order to provide the best possible educational opportunities to our students.

Seton Hall University Project Acceleration is a concurrent enrollment program within the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, has allowed high school students to get a head start on their university careers. Over the course of their high school career, students can earn up to 22 credits from Seton Hall University for approved courses taken in their secondary schools.

Georgian Court College The Course Ahead Program allows high achieving high school juniors and seniors who are capable of meeting an increased challenge, the opportunity to earn college credit through special high school courses.

University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ The UMDNJ Health Science Careers Program enables juniors and seniors to earn up to 22 college credits in preparation for a career in a health field. It is a program that occurs between high schools and UMDNJ-SHRP and it is part of the regular high school day at each individual high school.

Rochester Institute of Technology Project Lead The Way, is a Dual-Enrollment program with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) which was developed by a consortium of colleges of engineering and industries to “increase the number of young people who pursue engineering technology programs.” Dr. Brian McAndrew speaking to Dr. Peter Burnham, President of Brookdale Community College.

Monmouth County leads the way in Career Academies The Monmouth County Vocational School District’s Career Academies prepare students for higher education through a rigorous and thematic program of study. Through relevant, structured and collaborative learning experiences, students are ready for the evolving workplace. Each of the five academies have forged partnerships with industry and community organizations to provide authentic experiences for each student within the career theme. The schools boast a 100% passing rate on state exams and consistently rank in the top of New Jersey public schools on average SAT scores. The five academies, and their students, have won numerous state, national and private awards and recognitions.

CHS 2007. Dr. Jane Foley of the Milken Family Foundation and Nancy Besant, Program Specialist from the NJ Office of Academic Standards, presenting an Outstanding Educator award to Principal James Gleason.

AAHS 2006. Intel CEO Craig Barrett along with the Vice President of Scholastic Books presenting the Intel Scholastic School of Distinction award to teachers Sue Romano and Laura Sargent as well as Assistant Superintendent Timothy McCorkell.

HTHS 2008. High Technology High School was ranked Fourth Best High School in the nation by US News and World Report. HTHS was compared to more than 21,000 public high schools in 48 states.

BTHS 2007. Biotechnology High School was granted status as an International Baccalaureate World School.

MAST 1998. Joanne Fronzo, Carol Johns and Dr. Paul Christopher receiving a National Blue Ribbon and New American High School Award.

High Technology 1991 High School

Mission Statement High Technology High School, a pre-engineering career academy that emphasizes the interconnections among mathematics, science, technology and the humanities, prepares students to become creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and tomorrow’s leaders through a rigorous, specialized curriculum and collaborative Founding Principal partnerships. William Pollock

Kelsey Noll working on a Computer Integrated Manufacturing project.

Fast Facts

- HTHS first opened its doors in September 1991 - Fifteen graduating classes totaling 772 Students - SAT Mean - 2013 - Awarded a Gold Medal by US News & World Report - US Department Of Education Blue Ribbon School - Middle States Accredited - Designated as a New Jersey Star School - College Articulation agreement with Rochester Institute of Technology and Brookdale Community College - Current Principal, Daniel Simon - High Technology High School is located in Lincroft, NJ

Principles of Engineering class, Alex Dellin and Katie Ensor.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing class, Ben Drake & Lahiru Mudalige.

High Technology High School student Lucas Pasch in Chemistry class.

Dissection is part of our AP Science Curriculum. Amanda Xu, Brian Servedio and Caitlin Maziarz.

Kevin Chu, Cole Gallagher and Kerry Vollherbst in Journalism class.

1998. Anatomy and Physiology class Kellie Shaw and Oliver Chang.

Mission Statement

1996 Academy of Allied Health & Science

The Monmouth County Academy of Allied Health and Science prepares and motivates 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, Founding Principal skill and vision. Timothy McCorkell

Carly White, Joseph Azeze & Christine Avitto ’10. Anatomy and Physiology class at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

* Carlyn Wefer, Mike Rowland, Dat Pham and Priya Dalal examining a model of skeleton.

Fast Facts - AAHS first opened its doors in September 1996 - Seven graduating classes totaling 577 Students - SAT Mean -1952 - Awarded a Silver Medal by US News & World Report - Named an Intel Scholastic School of Distinction - US Department Of Education Blue Ribbon School - Middle States Accredited - College Articulation agreement with UMDNJ - Recipient of the Governor’s School of Excellence Award - Recognized as a New Jersey Star School - Current Principal, Robert Cancro - The Academy of Allied Health is located in Neptune, NJ

Antoinette Solomon ’07 working on a lab in Chemistry Class. * Photo supplied by the Asbury Park Press. ‘A Day in the Life of AAHS’ 12/19/08

Shared Time 21st Century In our Tech-Prep 2+2 program, we provide a strong integration of academics with vocational skills training.

Law Enforcement, Freehold

Visual Communications, Wall

Anthony Marone, Robin Hall, James Caulfield, Colleen Corcoran, and Jeff Truszkowski Clarissa Hong-Dan Vu, creating a wallpaper pattern.

Students may continue the college/technical program until they earn an Associates or Bachelors Degree or Industry Standards Certificates.

Advanced Networking, Middletown

In Tech-Prep programs an articulation agreement has been established between the Monmouth County Vocational School District and post secondary institutions (Two and four year colleges, trade and technical institutes). Credit is earned upon successful completion of the vocational/technical program and requirements established between MCVSD and participating higher educational partners.

Tech Prep, Middletown

Lenore Gibson, repairing a personal computer.

Amanda Planes and Valerie Naegele, studying for a test.

.....changing and growing as the county demands Carpentry, Hazlet

Thomas Crandel, constructing a 10x12 house in the shop.

Cosmetology, Keyport

Josephine Sellitti coloring the hair of a mannequin.

Diesel Mechanics, Aberdeen

William Logel and Teacher Thomas J. Cathers

Commercial Art, Aberdeen

Veronica Hencoski, in class working on a painting.

Current Career Technical Programs Our “Shared-Time� curriculum provides students with twenty credits: five credits for math, five credits for science, and ten credits for the selected occupational program.

Health Care, Middletown

The Career and Technical (CTE) math and science taught in the curriculum have been aligned with the State Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards.

Electricity, Middletown

Kim Robles and Jasmine Hayes documenting medical histories.

All Technical programs meet National and State standards and prepare for licensure or certification as required by the area of study.

Cosmetology, Keyport

Jesus Luque, installing a circuit box.

Lowynda Holmes, cutting hair on a mannequin.

...continue to thrive throughout the county. Admissions Guidelines

Information Technology, Keyport

- Student must have an expressed interest in the Occupational Area - Student must have an excellent attendance record - Students must have a “C� grade point average - Student and parents are recommended to tour the program prior to submitting an application. This may be accomplished through attendance at an information session, open house, and tour with counselor, or other means arranged with the principal/supervisor.

Plumbing, Keyport

Brittney Scheines, working on Microsoft Office

Students are provided with a full range of support services including internships, shadowing experiences, work-based learning, career counseling, and job placement services through fully accredited programs.

Auto Mechanics, Middletown

Antonio Cisco, installing a DWV System.

Ryan Wittmer, changing the oil of a car.

Culinary 1998 Education Center

Founding Principal Christine Davis

While the culinary program dates back to the 1960’s, the Culinary Education Center opened in Asbury Park in 1998. The Culinary Education Center is a collaborative effort between Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Vocational School District.

Chef Sirianni with students Jason Lee, Bill Bilbow and Bill Witz.

The Center’s state-of-the art facilities are situated in a newly-renovated building in Asbury Park offering the opportunity to learn by working with the latest advances in food preparation technology.

Instructor Chef John Ratkowski, making Macaroon Tarts with students Kelly Campbell and Taylor Huttenlock.

The CEC’s multi-level approach answers the occupational demands and training needs for entry-level food service employees as well as chefs seeking professional advancement.

Peter Calderone, Commissioner of Labor for the State of New Jersey with Culinary Student Shawn Nash at the Ocean Place Conference Center.

Student Fred Gilmore preparing vegetables for lunch service.

Culinary student Lindsay Bucsek, preparing lunch for our Asbury Park Restaurant.

Paul Villanova & Eric Poandl in the TV Control Room. Learning to use the equipment is part of the CHS curriculum. Digital Video, Visual Communications and Photography are just a few of the theme courses offered at CHS.

Mission Statement Communications High School, a small, personalized academy with a career focus, provides a theme-based integrated curriculum in conjunction with community and industry partnerships. Monmouth County students interested in the field of communications acquire knowledge, skills and ethics in a unique and challenging educational Founding Principal environment. James Gleason

2000 Communications High School Fast Facts - CHS first opened its doors in September 2000 - Four graduating classes totaling 329 Students - SAT Mean - 1899 - Awarded a Bronze Medal by US News & World Report - Home of a 2007 Milken Educator Award winner - National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Award - Garden State Scholastic Press Association Gallup Award - Middle States Accredited - College Articulation agreement with Seton Hall University - Communications High School is located in Wall, NJ

Alyssa Gardina with her Mentor at the worksite 94.3 The Point

Melissa Bradley operating the camera in our Television Studio.

Carolyn Bubel working in digital photography class.

Biotechnology High School 2005 Fast Facts Biotechnology High School provides a collaborative learning environment with a life science focus that prepares students for higher education, the evolving workplace, and citizenship in the global community through a challenging curriculum, exploration of scholarly research, design and implementation of original investigations, Founding Principal and interactive partnerships. Linda Eno

- BTHS first opened its doors in September 2005 - Our first graduating class of 52 students, June 2009 - SAT Mean - 1937 - Named an International Baccalaureate World School - Partnered with NJIT, Rutgers and Monmouth University - Current Principal, Linda Eno - Biotechnology High School is located in Freehold, NJ

Alan Tsai in Molecular and Agricultural Biotechnology class.

Julia Olsen, International Baccalaureate Chemistry.

Alex Janiw working on a lab in International Baccalaureate Biology HL.

Mike Stevenson and Kevin Lozo engaged in independent research during an International Baccalaureate Biology class.  

District Technology

The Monmouth County Vocational School District Technology Group provides technology leadership, staff development and support to an ever-expanding school district. To enhance and encourage alternative means of instruction and support, we’ve implemented weblogs, wikis, web pages, email, and other collaborative tools for use by staff and students. In addition, we provide access to course management tools, video & audio streaming, as well as and other educational resources via our district websites.

At this time, approximately 1800 computers are in use throughout our 16 campuses. These devices are used in our classrooms, computer labs, for administrative support, and to meet our data, email and backup needs. In addition, we utilize portable computers for faculty, and mobile laptop carts for student use.

Distance Learning Coordinator Sandy Wolgast setting up a live video conference with COSI.

Interactive distance learning technologies have become mainstream within the school setting. Over the past year, we have provided over 180 distance learning opportunities, enabling our students to interact at the local, national, and international level via IP, ATM and ISDN videoconferencing technologies.

George Barreto of the MCVSD Technology Group, setting up a new Macintosh computer.

Career Academy student Jared Blashinsky working in one of the five computer labs at Communications High School.

Longevity 25+ Years The Monmouth County Vocational School District is proud to have maintained quality employees over the past fifty years. While we would love to acknowledge all employees who have served over the years, the following current staffers have served for the past 25 years or more!

Board Of Education

Clement Sommers, 25 years

Culinary Education Center William Hahn, 26 years

Board Of Education

Russell Olivadotti, 25 years

Forty Years with MCVSD!

Elizabeth Briggs hired July 1,1969 Dr. Brian McAndrew hired August 1, 1969

Director of LPN

Iris Arbeitman, 25 years

Not pictured are: Maryann Cerza, Instructor, 25 years. Edward Borghi, Custodian, 25 years Kenneth Baril, Instructor, 28 years. Sharon Herbst, Guidance Counselor, 30 years. Robert Rosenberg, Instructor, 33 years.

Class Academy - Instructors William Crome, 26 years Wilma Morrissey, 27 years

Shared Time Vocational - Instructors James White, 26 years Kathryn Cecero, 30 years Carmen Genovese, 32 years

Marine Academy of Science & Technology - Instructors Valerie Downey, 26 years (seated) Barbara Boyd, 26 years Cheryl McDonald, 26 years Matthew Meyers, 25 years

Central Office - Secretarial

Eleanore Tomkovich, 29 years Anna Borrero, 37 years Elizabeth Briggs, 40 years

Career Center - Instructors John Kostu, 26 years Debbie Kullback, 26 years Mindy Bonnet, 29 years Patricia Woods, 27 years

A Reputation of Excellence As of 2009 MCVSD has established a premiere program recognized nationally for excellence.

Accumulative Enrollments 2,100

Career Academy students in five specialized schools


Culinary Education Center (previously the Food Service program)


Career Center




CLASS Academy


Licensed Practical Nursing


Adult High School

40,000+ Shared Time Programs 100,000+ Adult Vocational Evening

* These numbers represent a conservative estimate, as early records are incomplete.

Financial Summary 2007 - 2008 A.

Current Expense Revenues

County Tax Levy State Aid Tuition Miscellaneous

$14,605,120.00 8,743,008.00 11,644,739.00 1,796,885.00

Total B.


Capital Improvements/Buildings & Grounds: 2007-2008 Projects (Bond Funded):

Career Center Site Renovation/Addition Long Branch Site Renovation/Addition High Technology H.S. Elevator & Basement Upgrade Freehold Borough Site Renovation/Addition Equipment - District Wide

$1,500,000.00 4,000,000.00 500,000.00 2,500,000.00 750,000.00



Ongoing Projects: District wide preventive maintenance program

Right-to-Know training for new employees Implementation of District Five-Year Maintenance Plan Semi-annual asbestos and building inspections Managing Long Range Facility Plan Infrastructure Projects – KIVA and Middletown Ramps; MAST Windows, Doors & Roof; AAHS and CHS Caulking; and Neptune Annex Paving Renovation/Additions at Career Center & Long Branch – Construction Underway Preparation for Renovation at Freehold Vocational Building


Federal/State/Local Grants: 2007-2008

Adult Basic Education/Brookdale Apprentice Coordinator Carl Perkins P.L. 101-392/Vocational Carl Perkins Post Secondary Demonstrably Effective Program Aid Instructional Supplemental No Child Left Behind Consolidated Grant Tech Prep/Law Enforcement

$77,000.00 33,698.00 462,584.00 83,454.00 120,074.00 8,523.00 131,897.00 229,000.00



Monmouth County Vocational School District Career Center 1000 Kozloski Road Freehold, NJ 07728 Phone: (732) 431-3773 Fax: (732) 409-7292

The Academy of Allied Health & Science 2325 Heck Ave Neptune, NJ 07753 Phone: (732) 775-0058 Fax: (732) 775-6646

Aberdeen 450 Atlantic Avenue Aberdeen, NJ 07747 Phone: (732) 566-5599 Fax: (732) 566-2392

Central Office 4000 Kozloski Road P.O. Box 5033 Freehold, NJ 07728 Phone: (732) 431-7942 Fax: (732) 409-6736

Biotechnology High School 5000 Kozloski Road Freehold, NJ 07728 Phone: (732) 431-7208 Fax: (732) 431-1395

Freehold 21 Robertsville Road Freehold, NJ 07728 Phone: (732) 462-7570 Fax: 732-294-0569

CLASS Academy 105 Neptune Blvd. Neptune, NJ 07740 Phone: (732) 431-7245 Fax: (732) 897-1676

Communications High School 1740 New Bedford Road Wall, NJ 07719 Phone: (732) 681-1010 Fax: (732) 681-6780

Hazlet 417 Middle Road Hazlet, NJ 07730 Phone: (732) 264-4995 Fax: (732) 264-3846

Culinary Education Center 101 Drury Lane Asbury Park, NJ 07712 Phone: (732) 988-3299 Fax: (732) 776-8096

High Technology High School 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, New Jersey 07738 Phone: (732) 842-8444 Fax: (732) 219-9418

Keyport 280 Atlantic Street Keyport, NJ 07735 Phone: (732) 739-0592 Fax: (732) 739-1470

KIVA 537 Tinton Avenue Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 Phone: (732) 542-5455 Fax: (732) 544-8018

The Marine Academy of Science and Technology Building 305 Highlands, New Jersey 07732 Phone: (732) 291-0995 Fax: (732) 291-9367

Long Branch 255 West End Avenue Long Branch, NJ 07740 Phone / Fax: Unavailable (Undergoing Construction)

Licensed Practical Nursing 105 Neptune Blvd. Neptune, NJ 07753 Phone: (732) 774-2040 Fax: (732) 869-1551

Middletown 2 Swartzel Drive Middletown, NJ 07748 Phone: (732) 671-0650 Fax: (732) 671-7455

Visit us on the web 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.

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