Dr. Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
93 Willow Grove Road
Shamong, NJ 08088-8961
Visit us at www.lrhsd.org
The Lenape Regional High School District serves the eight municipalities of Evesham, Medford, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships and Medford Lakes Borough. Encompassing an area of 350 square miles the Lenape District is the largest school district in Burlington County. Students at the districts four high schools - Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca - are provided a balanced and comprehensive education including experiences in academic, athletic, extra-curricular, and community service programs. Students participating in athletic and extra-curricular activities received a number of accolades; however, the districts most revered accomplishment for 2011/2012 was being honored by the NJSIAA as disqualification free. The districts highly successful Sequoia Alternative Program offers a small learning community to meet its students academic, social, and emotional needs.
The Lenape District fulfills its mission through a spirit of cooperation and collaboration among a host of stakeholders including administrators, teachers, parents, municipal officials, and community members from the sending townships K-8 school districts. Through open and ongoing communication with its sending districts, the Lenape District helps ensure a seamless and successful educational experience for every student, kindergarten through graduation.
Additionally, through more than 220 course offerings, 18 AP courses and 85 Burlington County College Acceleration Program (BCC CAP) courses, complemented by summer enrichment programs, the Lenape District offers academic tracks that meet every students needs. During the 2011/2012 school year, 1,391 students earned over 10,500 college credits through the CAP program with Burlington County College. SAT scores consistently above state and national averages and a graduation rate of 96.89 percent, with 94 percent of graduates attending more than 262 colleges and universities, exemplify Lenapes success as a high achieving district.
The District was featured in Education Executive magazine for Making Magic Happen. The article featured how one district continues to prepare its students for graduation and beyond in light of shrinking school budgets.
Faculty participated in national professional development/continuing education programs such as the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Summit, and the Rutgers Writing Summer Institute. Also, faculty members had the esteemed honor of presenting at national and international conferences for the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics and the International Conference for Educators held in Ireland.
Through its award winning television program, LDTV, the district provides high quality community-oriented programming from athletics to performing arts. In September of 2011, LDTV began airing an original series titled, We Teach. The series is a candid, unvarnished look into the daily lives of Lenape Regional High School District teachers. We Teach captures the full scope of a teachers day one that is never typical - from the time they arrive in the morning, until they return home at night. The We Teach series can be seen on demand by visiting Apples iTunes Store and holds an average customer rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
In May of 2012 LDTV held the 17th Annual LDTV Awards and recognized the best television programs created and produced by Cherokee, Lenape, Seneca, and Shawnee high school students. After winning the 1st Annual U Got Brains teen driving safety competition in 2011 LDTV Option Two students placed 3rd out of 30 schools in 2012.
Active community involvement is a hallmark of the Lenape District. In 2011/2012 approximately 1800 twelfth graders participated in the Districts First Annual Senior Day of Service. Over 90 different locations across the eight townships Lenape District serves opened up their doors in order for our students to volunteer their services. This interdisciplinary program was reinforced back in the classrooms of the English, Social Studies, Business and Technology Departments with students producing various projects throughout the year pertaining to the Senior Day of Service.
In addition, to encourage community involvement among students through the Senior Day of Service, an overwhelming percentage of LRHSD students voluntarily participated in community service activities and clubs including inner city outreach, food banks, blood drives, autism awareness and senior citizen programs. One of the unintended consequences with giving back to the community is the community members reciprocity. In 2011/2012 alone, the LRHSD received donations totaling $167,855 towards enhancements for educational programming.
As a district with a wide breadth of special education offerings, LRHSD has worked to develop innovative programs and opportunities to meet the specific needs of special needs students and to develop life-long job skills including: morning cafés, in which students develop hands-on experience making, selling, and serving café patrons; Wii Tournaments between each of the schools; special holiday events and the Annual Special Needs Prom. Additionally, LHRSD Special Education program successfully placed 31 students in nearly 50 different work sites, providing students with job development opportunities.
The mission of the Lenape Regional High School District, a leader in progressive education, is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world, accomplished through:
Unlimited educational experiences
A curriculum which exceeds the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
Integration of technology
Expectations of higher achievement for all students and staff
Partnerships with families and community in a secure, challenging and energizing environment