Posted Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Information sessions will be conducted over the next few weeks for eighth grade students and their parents wanting to learn more about the Academies of Morris County, which are offered by the Morris County Vocational School District.

The Academies are individual magnet high schools that provide students with similar interests and aptitudes a challenging and exciting curriculum, preparing them for the rigors of college, post-secondary technical training or entry-level employment.

Sessions focusing on the Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering will be Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. each night at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, which is where the Academy offers its classes.

The programs offered by the Academy for Law & Public Safety will be explained at an information session Monday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at its location at Butler High School.

The Morris County School of Technology in Denville will hold an information session Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. in the school cafeteria for all of the Academy programs that are offered on its campus. They are the academies for Child Related Careers; Culinary Arts; Finance and International Business; Health Care Sciences; Networking Information Technology and Communications; Veterinary Science; and Visual & Performing Arts.

An eighth-grade student has until Dec. 3 to apply to one of the Academies.
Applications and additional information are available on the School of Technology Web site, or by calling the school at (973) 627-4600 ext. 277.