Science Park High School
Science Park is a magnet school serving a highly diverse student population in grades 7-12. The school was named a 2009 National Blue Ribbon High School, listed among New Jersey Monthly’s Top 75 Schools and ranked a Best High School by U.S. News & World Report. More than 95 percent of Science Park graduates enroll in college or university.
The school is housed in a state-of-the-art facility known for its award-winning architectural design. Called an “academic village” by the firm that designed it, the building is masterfully sustainable, equipped with photovoltaic panels, geothermal heating and cooling, and energy recovery systems. It has an Instructional Media Center and recreational facility available to students and community members alike.
Science Park seniors can take science courses for credit at one of the school’s several partners, including the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Essex Community College, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Science Park offers a multitude of student clubs and organizations, including three debate teams and the Future Nurses and Future Teachers of America clubs.
The school has received substantial media attention. For example, in 2009, Science Park senior Beth Zak-Cohen had a blog featured in the New York Times series “The Envelope, Please” about her college application and admissions journey. Science Park successfully prepares students, like Zak-Cohen, for that journey.
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