After two years of planning, Toms River Regional Schools rolled out three new career academies – “schools within schools” – at its three high schools in September of 2017. Each academy has a unique curriculum that exposes students to innovative teaching methods, diverse tools and materials, unique authentic experiences, and challenging new courses.
The Academies are designed to prepare students for both specialized college programs and careers by providing high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) experiences in nine areas, many of which will be designed to allow students to earn certifications.
At High School North, the Arts Academy builds on an already strong culture of arts-infused education, leading students to careers in the Performing, Fine, and Digital Arts, while teaching them to apply their creative skills to other disciplines. The arts mindset is valuable in every setting, as students learn to experiment, innovate, create, and express themselves.
The STEAM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) at High School East includes Schools of Engineering, Biomedicine and Environmental Sustainability, with content in marine science, medicine, engineering, science research, genetics, advanced manufacturing, and more. Students in this academy will focus heavily on problem solving and the design process.
High School South is the site of the Business Academy. This academy features Schools of Finance, Entrepreneurship and Real Estate. Whether interested in working in the Wall Street big leagues, selling and marketing products and services, or starting their own business, students joining this academy will have a strong impact on both our local community and global society.
The Academies continue to grow. Talented staff are refining curriculum and facilities are being renovated at all three locations (see below). They are drawing significant sponsors and partnerships that will allow all high school students to connect with a larger world and access incredible new spaces, equipment, experiences, and courses. Click here to access our latest presentation to prospective students.