Manchester Regional High School, which serves approximately 875 students, is a nationally recognized high school identified by U.S. News and World Report as among Americas Best High Schools. The school received their most recent Bronze Award recognitions two years in a row. Inside Jersey, the magazine of the Star Ledger, ranked Manchester Regional High School among the top three high schools out of 40 similar high schools in New Jersey. The school has consistently surpassed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), the stringent benchmarks set by the New Jersey Department of Education.
The school serves the communities of Haledon, North Haledon, and Prospect Park as well as a select number of Choice students from Bergen, Passaic and Essex Counties. Manchester is a school that is rich in diversity, with a healthy mix of students from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Manchester Regional High School recognizes the individual needs and aspirations of all students. Programs and curricula are designed to provide all students the opportunity to fulfill their goals beyond high school. Manchester graduates can attend the college of their choice or pursue a promising vocation.
Students pursuing a strong academic program can take advantage of our many Advanced Placement and/or Honors courses including:
Honors English 1, 2, and 3
Honors World Cultures
Honors U.S. History I and II
Honors Algebra 2
Honors World Languages
AP English Language and Literature
AP Government &Politics
AP U.S. History
Quality instruction and attention to student needs drives the success of all Manchesters educational programs. Manchester is unique in that students can earn 28 college credits transferrable to any college or university in New Jersey. This advantageous program, which we call Manchester University, is through the schools cooperative program with Passaic County Community College. These courses are taught by the districts own faculty members, who have advanced degrees in the subject area, and are deemed adjunct professors of PCCC. Current approved courses include:
English Composition I
English Composition II
Along with the potential for 18 credits from Advanced Placement courses, Manchester University can provide a total of 48 college credits upon high school graduation. Additionally, college level Spanish I and Spanish II are planned for the near future.
Manchester Regional High School is the only school in Passaic County enrolling Choice School students in the New Jersey State Choice School Program. The district provides a limited number of openings for students from other districts who would like to take advantage of the outstanding technology programs. Students who graduate from our technology program can obtain technology-related certifications by passing the appropriate tests. Our programs include the following:
Cisco Regional Networking Training Academy
Computer Assisted Design
TV and Video Production
Manchester Regional was awarded the New Jersey Best Practices Award for its School to Careers Program. This program provides students education, training and other practical experience in several areas of interest. The School to Careers Program leads to vocational opportunities or trade school scholarships upon graduation from high school. These include the following:
Marketing Cooperative Education
Operating Engineers Pre-Apprenticeship
Student effort and achievement are rewarded through the Renaissance Program, a program jointly supported through the school and many businesses throughout the community.
Manchester Regional High School boasts a full agenda of student activities including championship basketball, bowling and track teams as well as many other opportunities in soccer, volleyball, cross country, cheerleading, band, choir, theater arts, Interact and many other clubs. The newest honor society chartered here at Manchester Regional is Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honors organization.
Dr. Richard Ney