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ⓘ Ocean County Vocational Technical School. The Ocean County Vocational Technical School is a public school district based in Toms River that provides technical a ..




                                     

ⓘ Ocean County Vocational Technical School

The Ocean County Vocational Technical School is a public school district based in Toms River that provides technical and vocational education to residents of Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The district provides a number of full-time public high school programs and also serves adult students. The district operates under the supervision of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and a Board of Education.

As of the 2015-16 school year, the district and its eight schools had an enrollment of 571 students and 125.5 classroom teachers on an FTE basis, for a student–teacher ratio of 4.6:1.

                                     

1. History

The district was established in 1959 with the creation of a Licensed Practical Nurse training program. Trade and technical programs for high school students was initiated in 1963. Initially, all programs were based in Toms River. Centers were opened in Brick Township, Jackson Township and the Waretown section of Ocean Township in 1972.

In 1994, the Career & Technical Institute CTI was opened in Hangar No. 1 at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, offering adult programs in aviation and electronics, as well as a full-time academy program for high school students, the districts first. The Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science MATES was created in 1997. In 1998, the Culinary Arts Academy was established and the Academy of the Arts and Graphic Design Technology opened in 1999.

                                     

2. Awards and recognition

The Performing Arts Academy was one of 11 in the state to be recognized in 2014 by the United States Department of Educations National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.

                                     

3. Academic programs

Full-time academic programs available through the district with 2015-16 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics are:

Career academies
  • OCVTS Performing Arts Academy - Theater and Dance 266; 9-12
  • Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science MATES 274 students; grades 9-12
  • Academy of Law and Public Safety ~75; 9-12
Other programs
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School Brick Center 17; 9-12
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School Lakehurst Center 5; 11-12
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School Toms River Center 9; 9-12
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School Waretown Center 39; 9-12
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School Culinary Center NA; Ungraded
  • Ocean County Vocational Technical School Jackson Center 6; 9-12
                                     
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