MANASQUAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Welcome to the Manasquan School District, where students are taught in an environment that encourages independent thinking and problem solving. Togetherness and cooperation flourish in an academic setting rich in traditions. We have formed a dynamic partnership between our focus on high student achievement and the equally important educational component of establishing and maintaining a nurturing environment. The resulting climate fosters an appreciation of the almost unlimited academic and co-curricular opportunities open to our students.
The district educates over 1700 students. Manasquan High School receives students from eight different districts; Avon, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Belmar, Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Spring Lake Heights. Including our Manasquan students the high school population is just over one-thousand. This allows us to offer a comprehensive program with a number of honors and AP courses as well as a wide variety of electives. The Academy of Finance offers a specific course of study that includes internships and exposure to professionals in the field of finance and business. Our Academy of Health Careers provides students the opportunity to earn as many as nine college credits through a partnership with UMDNJ.
It is important to remember that the school report card provides data from the 2010-2011 school year. Current initiatives, programs and activities are not included.
The Manasquan Board of Education has adopted goals for the 2010-2012 school years. These goals are:
The district will ensure that all students achieve to their full potential academically and acquire the essential 21st century life skills necessary to be successful in higher education or the workforce. To accomplish this:
- The district scores on the state test will meet or exceed ESEA benchmarks.
- All students will be reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade as determined by the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.
- MHS students taking the SAT or ACT will achieve on an average above the state and national level.
- Ensure a rigorous and viable curriculum aligned to the Common Core standards and the New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards.
- Effectively using student data to improve instruction.
The district will ensure parental and community support and involvement through clear, open and timely communication.
The district will maximize our resources by:
- Regularly evaluate the long-range facilities plan to address district needs for enrollment, program and efficiency.
- Evaluate academic and co-curricular programs for effectiveness and efficiency.
- Seek alternative funding through grants, fundraising and donations.
The district will continue to integrate technology to enhance learning, communication and the organization by maintaining current technology tools and applications and upgrading as necessary.
The district will ensure the improvement of instruction through on-going and effective professional development which supports Professional Learning Communities.
Your support as a parent, guardian, or community member is greatly appreciated. The district wants to include all stakeholders as we work collaboratively to ensure the success of our curriculum, programs and activities and ultimately provide our students with an exceptional K-12 educational experience, preparing them for the 21stcentury.