Located in Neptune, New Jersey, Monmouth County Vocational School District offers the opportunity to do more learning than simply reading books and writing reports. The focus of the program, rather, is to assist the students of the Monmouth County school district with skills necessary to adopt the latest technology and apply different real-world skills to job searches, in addition to a great deal of reading and writing. Designed for high schoolers who are interested in technical skills in additional to regular high school learning, Monmouth County Vocational School District has been praised for its innovative approach to learning, with an impressive student-teacher ratio as well as specialty programs designed to help out at-risk students before they derail their lives entirely.
A number of different programs are available for students to choose from, including everything from culinary skills to technology learning. Monmouth County Vocational School District is divided into a number of different career-oriented sub-programs: The Academy of Allied Health and Science, The Culinary Center of Monmouth County, the Marine Academy of Science and Technology, and the High Technology High School. A rapidly growing and popular program is the MCVSD Law Enforcement Program, which introduces students to the options of a career in law enforcement. In addition to all of these different courses of study, special smaller programs exist for students who have already demonstrated that they are at-risk.
The Academy of Allied Health and Science provides college preparatory courses for students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, and the high number of internships available, coupled with many qualified teachers to act as mentors, has lead to a high success rate of students continuing their studies. Communications High School offers the chance to participate in internships that show the inner workings of communications, while High Technology High School provides an ideal environment for technically-inclined students to get a head start on various engineering and computer-based sciences. Students participating in the High Technology High School can often do duel enrollment, meaning that high school credits will transfer over to give them a leg up when beginning college courses.