High School Report Card NarrativeMiddle Township High School is a four-year, accredited, comprehensive high school situated in central Cape May County. The school serves the communities of Middle Township, Dennis Township, Avalon, and Stone Harbor. Middle Township consists of approximately 70 square miles of rural, lightly populated woodlands and marshes. Within the boarders of the township are small-unincorporated villages including the county seat, Cape May Court House. Dennis Township is similar to Middle Township, but is slightly smaller geographically and in population. Avalon and Stone Harbor are seashore resorts located on Seven-Mile Island. Seasonal tourist trade is the major economic factor for the area. Middle Township High School serves approximately 925 students with ninety faculty members.
Middle Township High School is committed to offering our students numerous educational opportunities. By offering a college prep curriculum, we hope to engage students in the classroom and raise their expectations for post –secondary plans. In addition to meeting the new state graduation requirements, we offer 13 Advanced Placement courses and 12 dual credit courses with Atlantic Cape Community College. Both of these options afford our students the opportunity to earn college credit before graduation. Our concurrent enrollment program similarly allows our students the opportunity receive both high school credit and college credit by attending classes at Atlantic Cape Community College while they are still in high school.
Middle Township High School works to prepare our students for numerous standardized tests, including the End of Course Biology assessment, and the High School Proficiency Assessment. Additionally, we use 9th and 10th grade assessments to help identify students in need of supplemental instruction. Administrators, department chairpersons, and school counselors use these results to better schedule students in courses designed to prepare them for HSPA proficiency and advanced proficiency. Ninth grade students are similarly scheduled using the results of the NJASK 8. Students are placed in appropriate acceleration courses to reinforce the concepts necessary in preparation for the HSPA in 11th grade. Middle Township High School has instituted reading and writing labs for seniors who did not score proficient on the HSPA previously and for juniors in need of assistance. In addition, we have instituted Acceleration courses in Mathematics and English to help students that have been identified as At Risk in 9th and 10th grade.
Middle Township High School has worked very hard to provide our students with the technology to prepare them for the 21st century. All of our classrooms contain computers, video capabilities, ceiling mounted projects, and Smart technology. Middle Township High School strives to provide excellence in education that produces graduates who possess a love of learning and a sense of responsibility, enabling all students to reach their potential and become active, productive members of a dynamic, global society. Middle Township High School encourages all of its students to be well-rounded and, therefore, offers students opportunities to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs ranging from our award mock trial team to twenty athletic teams competing at the varsity level. For the 2011-2012 school year, Middle Township High School was awarded the Ed Byrnes Athletic Award by the Cape Atlantic League for the top overall sports program. We are very proud of this accomplishment. There are approximately thirty-five student clubs/organizations from which to choose. We want our students to take pride in our school, and belonging to a club, organization or athletic team is a step in the right direction.
In conclusion, we want the community to be proud of its high school. We can accomplish this by working together and getting you involved in your child’s education. We hope to offer a curricular program at the high school that will reach all students and help prepare them to be successful members of the 21st century. Please feel free to call the high school at (609) 465-1852 ext. 5000 to learn about committees and programs in which you can get involved.