11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

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Young adults at Hunterdon Prep have boundless opportunities to explore their full potential for academic and personal growth.

Students at the Hunterdon Preparatory School receive individual and group instruction using traditional grade level curriculum (link to high school curriculum or just samples as there is a lot) that is introduced, delivered, enriched and assessed using methods that are both carefully planned and flexible.  Individual assignments may be adapted and modified accordingly with what each student needs in order to be successful. Academic instruction and technology are integrated at every grade level and in every classroom.

ACADEMIC RIGOR

Students at Hunterdon Prep are placed in homerooms that are the best fit for them chronologically, socially and emotionally.  The Troupe homeroom, our youngest group, places its academic focus on developing functional organizational skills and learning to accept academic feedback from teachers and peers.  This self contained class combines individual instruction with hands-on group activities to support the curriculum.  Basic research techniques that are necessary to prepare for secondary school are introduced and practiced throughout the subject matter covered in class.

The Nest homeroom of 9th and 10th graders experience integrated English and history assignments utilizing the infinite possibilities of collaborative topics to learn how an academic paper is written.  How the research is presented to an audience is the focus here and again, the “how” options are individualized and supported according to each student’s individual learning style and needs.  Students in the Nest are expected to produce valid citations, accept and make revisions and produce work that is commensurate with their unique abilities.

Hive students can be 10th and 11th graders.  It is in the Hive where we see their academic individuality begin to emerge as an entity that they can take pride in.  They learn that the need only compete with themselves to achieve the grades they are capable of earning.  It is in the Hive where students start feeling safe and competent enough to develop exciting, realistic dreams of the future.

Our Cave homeroom typically begins the year with all seniors.  Seniors who take advantage of what HPS has to offer them can make their senior year memorable and productive.  The expectations for Cave seniors are, naturally, higher than for our underclassmen.  Cave students are expected to take their academic responsibilities seriously if they hope to transition to higher education.  Cave homeroom push their seniors to higher levels of cooperative learning, responsibility to their school community and confronting head on the anxiety they feel about their familiar, long term schooling coming to an end.

CORE STUDIES
  • A typical course of study in the core subjects includes coursework in English, mathematics, social studies, science, visual and performing arts and physical education/health.

  • Students typically study integrated English and American literature each year for 4 years to meet graduation requirements in this area.

  • Social studies and science courses coincide with each sending district’s program of study in order to make the possibility of transitioning back to one’s local school district seamless and efficient.

  • Students at all levels of secondary school may be placed in higher order mathematics course such as Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus if that is what they would be taking in-district..

  • Science courses offered at the HPS include Earth Science, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry and Global Issues.  Lab activities are included as part of the curriculum in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

  • World Languages are online courses provided by Power Speak and the Rosetta Stone.  Students may take any world language available from these two providers.  On-line access allows students to progress through the coursework at their own pace.  Students whose local school districts require two years of a world language must take the same language for both years.  Students who wish to have years 3 and 4 of a world language on their transcripts are encouraged to do so.

ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES

Students at Hunterdon Prep have the opportunity to participate in a variety of elective courses designed to give students the chance to explore their passions and interests outside the core curriculum. The art and music programs at Hunterdon Prep are top notch and known not only go give artistically inclined students access to xxxx, but also to bring out the artist and musician in everyone. Students can select from a variety of interesting and challenging electives such as: Art Studio, Music Lab, xxxxx, xxxxx , xxxxx,

TRANSITION TO THE FUTURE

Internships, college counseling, and transition courses supplement the academic and elective courses for older students. Our students take many paths after high school and our goal is to fully support them in exploring their options and preparing them for college applications, workplace interviews, and navigating decsions. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

High school students at the Hunterdon Preparatory School are working towards earning their high school diplomas from their sending school districts. The New Jersey  Department of Education (DOE) requires 120 credits that are categorized by content or skill for a student to be eligible for a high school diploma.  Local school districts may and often do demand additional credits to graduate.  For example, the DOE requires every student to pass one year of a world language while many local school districts call for an additional year of the same language.

HPS does not issue its own diploma. As a receiving school, HPS is an extension of the sending school district for which HPS is providing educational services.  Therefore, a student from Morris Hills High School, for instance, will receive a Morris Hills diploma and official transcript.

High school students need to earn between 30 and 40 credits per year to be considered “on track” to graduate with their peers who entered high school at the same time.  A student who has experienced academic failure and loss of credit is in danger of not graduating on time.  Students who have suffered minor credit loss such as a health class or personal finance can easily absorb credit recoupment into their programming.  Students who need major credit recoupment have the opportunity to accelerate recoupment by attending our six week summer program.

High school students participate in the PARCC assessments with the accommodations identified in their individualized education plans.  Biology students are required to take the NJBCT (New Jersey Biology Competency Test) in May.  Students who need to recoup academic credits in order to graduate are able to do so at Hunterdon Prep.

 

Upcoming Events

HPS Holiday Celebration
Dec 21, 2018 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Early dismissal at 12:30
Dec 21, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
School closed 12/24-1/1
Dec 24, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
School re-opens 1/2/2019
Jan 2, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
908.832.7200 ♦ Fax: 908.832.9772 ♦ 11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801
csmith@hunterdonprep.org

HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS A, not-for-profit, day school serving students between the ages of 12 and 21
 from over 40 school districts in New Jersey. We are located near the town of Clinton in west central NJ.