The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District will host open houses to introduce its magnet programs.
Open houses will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Cedar Creek High School, 1701 New York Ave., Egg Harbor City; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Oakcrest High School, 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive, Mays Landing; and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Absegami High School, 201 South Wrangleboro Road, Galloway.
Students living in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School are eligible to apply for admission to any district magnet program. Eighth-grade students and their parents are encouraged to attend the information sessions.
Beginning in September, 2014, the district will offer two new magnet programs, joining the currently existing magnet programs in engineering and environmental science at Cedar Creek High School.
Oakcrest High School will offer the Project Lead the Way program in biomedical sciences to incoming ninth graders. Students will explore the concept of human medicine and will be introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Courses in this magnet include principles of biomedical sciences, human body systems, medical interventions and biomedical intervention.
Absegami High School will offer the Homeland Security and Public Safety magnet. Students will study security, planning, logistics, and operational details related to homeland security and public safety. Courses offered will include homeland security I and II, forensic crime scene investigation, accounting principles for the public safety professional, and CSI/physics in law enforcement.
Cedar Creek’s Project Lead the Way Engineering program includes the courses introduction to engineering design, principles of engineering,biotechnical engineering, and engineering design and development.
Its Environmental Science magnet program offers courses inenvironmental ecology and sustainability, environmental systems and sustainability, introduction to environmental studies, and ecological principles.
The goal of all magnet programs is to prepare students for college and the workforce, according to officials. With an eye towards that goal, students are offered the opportunity to obtain college credit through Richard Stockton College in upper level high school courses.
See gehrhsd.net for details.
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