Academy for Information Technology and Magnet High School receive Blue Ribbon designation!
The Academy for Information Technology and the Magnet High School have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon School designation is one of the highest honors a school can receive in the American education system. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public elementary, middle and high schools where students consistently achieve at very high levels or where student performance has improved significantly.
This year 236 public schools and 50 private schools were recognized nationally by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. State departments of education nominate schools for the prestigious awards annually. This year New Jersey led the country with nine public schools earning the designation of Blue Ribbon School. It’s important to note of the nine schools in New Jersey receiving the honor six were Vocational-Technical High Schools and two were ours.
The Academy For Information Technology and the Magnet High School were nominated on the following criteria: “Exemplary High Performing Schools”. These are schools that ranked among the state’s highest performing as measured by their performance on the state assessment in the most recent year tested.
Congratulations to our students, parents, staff and building administrators. Thank you to our Board of Education for their leadership and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders for their continued support.