Award Year: 2013

Morris County School of Technology

400 East Main Street
Denville, NJ, 07834-2516

(973) 627-4600

Lynne Jackson, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Scott Moffitt, Current Principal

Morris County Vocational School District

School Website

Mission

The district's mission is to provide vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today's world and pursue tomorrow's opportunities.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 71%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 17%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

Morris County School of Technology (MCST) was established in 1969 as a share-time county-wide vocational school. Since its inception, the school has evolved primarily into a four-year, full-time comprehensive career and technical school organized into seven career academies and fourteen share-time programs.

Each individual academy offers students with similar career interests a rigorous and challenging curriculum in collaboration with community, higher education and industry partners. While the New Jersey Department of Education mandates 120 credits for graduation, MCST’s rigorous and challenging academic program requires students to achieve a minimum of 160 credits, as well as complete a 160-hour Structured Learning Experience in their career field.

Emphasis is placed on students developing self-reliance, the ability to work as members of a team, problem solving skills, and effective communication and presentation skills in each content area. Project-based and self-directed student centered learning and authentic assessment are the primary instructional strategies to adequately prepare students to work in a global community.

With established articulation and dual enrollment programs, students can earn from 22-45 college credits as part of their high school program. As a requirement of the career and technical component of their program, students earn industry standard credentials through both certification examinations as well as applied, practical tests.

MCST is not just an exceptional learning institution but also one that cares about the academic, social and emotional development and success of every student.