College Preparation English, Foundations of English I - IV, Basic Skills English
General Math, Consumer Math, Basic Skills Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, College Preparation Math, Business Math
Physical Fitness, Health/Nutrition, Sports/Athletics
Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical Science, General Science, Chemistry
World Cultures, U.S. History I and II, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Economics
Music Production, Visual Art, Cosmetology/Barbering, Culinary Arts, Woodworking, Landscape Design, Hydroponics, Automotive Technology, Robotics
Student Government, Basketball Team, Softball Team, Track and Field, Yearbook Design
Essex Valley School's Transition Planning program provides students with the opportunity to explore their career interests, pursue part-time employment, and apply for post-secondary educational programs, such as college and vocational schooling. Students work with the school's transition coordinator and their counselor to develop necessary skills during their high school career that will enable them to pursue and achieve their goals following graduation.
Each student begins the Transition Planning process by utilizing the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) to complete surveys that assess their interest and abilities. Students work with the transition coordinator to develop a portfolio that contains a record of their Students Preferences, NJCAN survey results, a Workplace Rating Scale, a resume, and sample job applications.
As students develop an understanding of the skills needed to gain employment, they often begin to search for jobs in the community. With the assistance of school staff, students have been placed in both internship and part-time employment positions in such establishments as The Original Pancake House, West Caldwell Care Center, Bed Bath and Beyond, and many more. Ongoing community outreach is a goal of the Transition Planning program - nurturing cooperative relationships with businesses in the community allows our students to continue to develop their real-world talents and abilities.
Throughout the school year students are provided with the opportunity to attend career fairs and field trips to various vocational or job training programs, as well as to local county college campuses. These visits assist students in evaluating which settings and surroundings most inspire them and support them in meeting their post-high school goals. The Transition Planning program is truly the key to each student achieving a successful post-secondary outcome.
Offered during the month of July