Friday, November 14th, 2008

The Morris County School of Technology is encouraging 8th grade students eligible to attend a Morris County high school and their parents to consider applying to one of the school’s academic and career academies.

An 8th grade student has until Dec. 5 to apply.

Academies are scholastically-challenging “schools within a school,” designed to attract students who have similar interests and aspirations.

The Academies of Morris County are individual magnet high schools that offer students a challenging and exciting curriculum designed to prepare them for the rigors of college and a future career.

Additionally, the students who attend the Academies of Morris County enjoy all the benefits of a high school athletic program and extra-curricular activities within a small school atmosphere.

Students may select from among The Academy of Automotive Sciences; The Academy for Visual & Performing Arts; The Academy for Networking Information; The School of Cosmetology; The Academy of Construction Arts; The School of Culinary Arts; The Academy for Finance and International Business; The School of Veterinary Science; The Academy for Health Care Sciences; The School of Child Related Careers; The Academy for Law & Public Safety; and The Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

In every case, students take a college-preparatory program that provides them with multiple options after graduation, including admission to some of the finest colleges and universities or a career path to entry-level employment in some of the nation’s fastest growing industries.

An 8th grade student has until Dec. 5 to apply.

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at (973) 627-4600, Ext. 277, or visit the school’s Web site,