The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District serves the communities of Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township and participates in receiving relationships with Port Republic and Washington Township.
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District covers 293 square miles, an area of geographic, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity. The district operates three traditional high schools, Absegami, Oakcrest and Cedar Creek, along with a highly successful Alternative Education Program. Cedar Creek High School, located in Egg Harbor City, is now a comprehensive grades 9-12 high school.
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population including special needs, vocational training, college preparatory, honors, advanced placement and training in the performing arts. Students at Absegami and Oakcrest are provided the opportunity to participate in several Small Learning Communities including: Humanities, Art Appreciation, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sciences, Medicine and Health, Film, and Political Science. Cedar Creek offers two magnet programs in Engineering and Environmental Science available to all students in the district. The district remains committed to preparing students to be successful 21st Century learners, and continues to strive to increase the rigor in all course offerings, better prepare students for post-secondary education and the world of work, and close the achievement gap for all students.
It is the mission of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District to provide our students with the instruction, materials, and test-taking skills to successfully meet the levels of proficiency established by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Additionally, district students continue to make strides in Critical Reading and Mathematics on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Data analysis over the past twenty years indicates that improvement in district critical reading and math scores continue to exceed both state and national averages. During the 2010-2011 school year, approximately 387 district students took Advanced Placement tests across seventeen subject areas resulting in 453 eligible scores for college credit. The results of the March 2012 High School Proficiency Assessment not only show an increase in our districts proficiency rate, but rank among the best we have ever experienced as a district. Scores in both Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics exceed those of other districts in our district factor group.
The unique partnership between The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, has expanded resulting in the districts ability to offer dual credit courses in Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Biology, Environmental Science, and Ecological Principals allowing our students the ability to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. This unique partnership will expand during the 2013-2014 school year to include additional courses.
The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District professional development program aligns with the New Jersey Professional Development Standards for Teachers and focuses to improve pedagogy, research methods, and to align lessons and curriculum with the Common Core Curriculum Standards, the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
The communities in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District demonstrate a continued commitment to the mission of the district as demonstrated by the passing of the facilities referendum which funded roof replacement projects and fire alarm system upgrades at two of the district high schools. The HVAC system was also replaced in one district school.
For additional information about the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, I encourage you to visit our district website (http://www.gehrhsd.net/) which includes links to Absegami, Oakcrest and Cedar Creek High Schools.