Newsweek has compiled and released the 2013 list of the top high schools in America. Over 2,500 high schools across the country were assessed to produce the final list of the top 2,000 high schools. Respondents were ranked from statistics from the 2011-2012 school year. The final reviews included the following criteria: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).
Forty-one of the top 500 U.S. high schools recognized are from New Jersey with three of the Union County Vocational-Technical School District high schools being recognized in that grouping. The Union County Magnet High School was ranked #65 nationally, #15 in the Northeast and #5 in New Jersey. The Academy for Allied Health Sciences was ranked #202 nationally and #14 in New Jersey and the Academy for Information Technology was ranked #468 nationally and #39 in New Jersey. The Academy for Performing Arts made the list for the first time ranked at #962 nationally.
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Congratulations to all HOSA Regional Competitors!
The following students placed at the regional competition held on January 12, 2013.
Researched Persuasive Speaking; 1st place - Anagha P
Medical Assisting; 1st Place - Sharon Solomon
Medical Spelling; 1st Place - Parth Patel
Dental Spelling; 2nd place - Nilika G
Prepared Speaking; 2nd place -Talia S
Extemporaneous Writing; 3rd place - Sydney H; 5th place- Kelsey C
Nursing Assisting; 3rd Place - Jen Delgado
Pathophysiology; 3rd Place - Gerry Monaghan
Extemporaneous Speaking; 3rd place - Marleni C; 4th place- Caleb A
Medical Spelling; 4th place - Euna H
Extemporaneous Health Poster; 8th place-Carlos A
Job Seeking Skills; 8th place- Kelechi E
Next stop States, March 16-17, 2013.