Union County Magnet High School 1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ07076 The Union County Magnet High School for Science, Mathematics and Technology prepares selected students of Union County…More to become self-directed, responsible and productive individuals within the changing landscape of society. The challenging college-prep/vocational-technical program emphasizes the utilization and responsible application of technology through problem-solving, project-based learning and interdisciplinary education. The principal is Gwen Seneschal.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School 667 Westfield Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ07076 Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, with an enrollment of about 1,500 students, is the only public high school in the…More township. It offers a comprehensive program that serves the needs, aptitudes and interests of its diverse student body. Extensive required and elective courses are available in English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, physical education and health, instructional technologies and business, art, vocal and instrumental music, industrial technology education, and family and consumer sciences. There are 16 Advanced Placement courses. In addition, there are work/study programs and vocational/technical training opportunities. Special facilities include computer labs, reading labs, subject resource centers, college and career resource center, and media center with audio/video/TV production and broadcasting capabilities. The school offers an outstanding program of extracurricular activities in which several student groups and teams regularly receive state and national recognition. The principal is David Heisey.
Union County Vocational Technical Schools offer a variety of educational services to area residents on its Scotch…More Plains Campus. Programs and schools are highlighted below.
The Academy for Allied Health Services is an initiative that combines the resources of the district, Union County College, Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Students enrolled in this grade 9 - 12 full-time program are prepared to become future doctors, nurses, medical technicians and health care managers.
At The Academy for Information Technology, high school students with an interest in computer science and information technology are enrolled in a college-level technical training program in computer science and a full regimen of honors-level academic classes.
The Magnet High School features competitive and specialized programs. Students enroll in a comprehensive course of study in engineering, as well as mathematics, science and technology.
The Academy for Performing Arts combines an intensive study program in theatre arts and dance with a rigorous academic curriculum. The program culminates with a senior year at Kean University, where students take a full freshmen college course load that includes a concentration as a performing arts major.
UC-Tech offers students a four-year full-time program that combines high school academics with access to the career or technical training program of their choice. Program include automotive technology, building trades, communication, public safety, culinary arts and cosmetology.
Shared-Time is a district program that offers students the opportunity to attend a variety of regular education and self-contained special education programs on a half-time basis. Students typically attend high school and then spend either the morning or afternoon on the Scotch Plains campus for vocational-technical specialization training.
Adult High School is for adults without a high school diploma who seek to obtain one. This program is available at the Scotch Plains campus, as well as in satellite locations in Plainfield and Elizabeth.
Evergreen Elementary School offers students from kindergarten through fourth grade a comprehensive education in…More reading and language arts literacy, math, science, social studies and special subject areas.
Students in second through fourth grades are taught Spanish by using simple vocabulary, visuals, gestures, music, movement and technology to make the language understandable. The curriculum also emphasizes Spanish culture and traditions.
Students utilize computers and the internet in all areas, and fourth graders learn and practice keyboarding skills using AlphaSmarts, desktop and/or laptop computers. Experiences for academically talented third and fourth grade children are offered through the QUEST (Question, Understand, Explore, Seek, Think) Program. Character education is integrated within the curriculum through literature, social studies, health/physical education and special events. In addition, the Resolve Community Agency provides developmental guidance lessons for students in first through fourth grades.
The school also boasts a very active PTA that sponsors several service projects throughout the year. The principal is Colleen Haubert.
At J.A. Coles Elementary School, students in grades K - 4 are offered a comprehensive education in math, science,…More language arts, social studies, arts, foreign language, technology and other special subjects. Teachers introduced several new techniques this year, including a no-hand raising policy, so that they could call on many students, not just those with their hands up. Teachers also use a traffic light as a way for students to show that they understand (green), understand some parts, but need some help (yellow), or don’t understand yet (red light).
In addition to education, the school and its PTA offer students and their families activities such as Family Bingo Night, the Spring Book Fair, Field Day and more. The principal is Deborah Evans.