Award Year: 2015

Bergen County Academies

200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ, 07601-6110

(201) 343-6000

Mr. Russell Davis, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School, Choice School

Bergen County Technical Schools

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The Bergen County Academies is an educational model that prepares students to live, work and lead in a global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 42%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 51%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
The Bergen County Academies is comprised of seven unique programs.

The Bergen County Academies is comprised of seven unique programs.

The Bergen County Academies is a public magnet high school of choice located in Hackensack, New Jersey, just outside of New York City, and serves over a thousand students from seventy economically and racially diverse towns in northern New Jersey. Students are enrolled in their choice of seven distinct career and technical programs: Science, Engineering, Business, Medical, Computer Science, Hospitality, and Visual & Performing Arts. Each Academy has its own unique scope and sequence, much like a college major.

At the Bergen County Academies we take great pride in empowering our community. The administration encourages new ideas and initiatives from students and teachers and constantly engages in outreach with academic and professional partners. A perfect example of this philosophy is “HackBCA” which started when students presented the principal with the idea of hosting an overnight computing and coding event for high school students. During the event, hundreds of students spent the weekend on collaborative projects. Representatives from Intel, who had flown across the country at the invitation of our student organizers, later commented, “It was truly one of those unique opportunities that you look back and think wow, did that really happen? What you have going on at BCA in terms of faculty, student, and technology is remarkable”.

At BCA we continue to engage students, collaborate with community partners, and think ‘outside the box’ to ensure that our students’ futures are bright and exciting.