Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2014

More Accolades for Union County Vo-Tech Schools

More Accolades for Union County Vo-Tech Schools

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to announce that all five Union County Vocational-Technical Schools have earned a place in the 2014 Newsweek list of “absolute” top-performing high schools in the country.

“The continued national recognition of our Vo-Tech schools’ performance is a testament to UCVTS community’s commitment to creating an atmosphere that supports challenging academics and personal development,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

“I am extremely proud of the UCVTS community for their academic accomplishments and congratulate our students, dedicated staff members, and administrators on this latest national recognition,” said UCVTS Superintendent Peter A. Capodice. “I look forward to building on the educational foundation we have set.”

For its survey, Newsweek ranked the top 500 schools nationwide using academic criteria including graduation rates and college enrollment.

Newsweek’s latest survey includes two lists: ‘America’s Top High Schools 2014,’ which ranks schools based solely on performance (“absolute” list), and ‘Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students,’ which ranks schools with poverty levels taken into account (“relative” list).

All five Union County Vocational-Technical Schools were ranked in Newsweek’s “absolute” list of top-performing high schools in the country.

Union County’s Magnet High School ranked #2 nationally. The Academy for Allied Health Science ranked #21, the Academy for Information Technology ranked #27, the Academy For The Preforming Arts ranked #52, and Union County Vocational-Technical High School #198.

The UCVTS campus is located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Expanded and updated considerably within recent years, the campus includes five high schools that engage students in challenging college-level academics and high demand workforce skills within a supportive environment.

The application process for UCVTS begins when prospective 8th-grade students attend a required information session at the campus in Scotch Plains. The first session will be on Saturday, September 20. Students who are interested in applying to enter as freshmen in fall 2015 can visit ucvts.tec.nj.us for the schedule of available sessions and all details about applying.

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