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Jersey City, New Jersey
Hudson County
Hudson County Schools of Technology School District
Academy of Technology Design is a public school located in Jersey City, New Jersey with 171 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
ATD offers a challenging curriculum that meets NJ Core, Next Generation Science, cross curricular and CTE standards.
We are a technology rich environment utilizing chromebooks, digital resources and cutting edge technology.
ATD offers after-school enrichment classes, LEAP classes, clubs, intramurals, and community service activities.
Awards

Bronze award, nationally recognized high school - US News and World Report, Recognized as one of America's best high schools - Newsweek, ranked in the top 20th percentile of all NJ schools - US News and World Report, one of 18 schools in NJ recognized as "standout schools" - Niche rankings, ranked #6 most diverse school in NJ

Location
525 Montgomery Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Contact
Principal: Ms. Hawa Dahn Saw
201-631-6331
hdahnsaw@hcstonline.org
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Grades
9-12
White 19%
Black 17%
Asian 11%
Hispanic 52%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
171
students
Female 40.4%
Male 59.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 46%
Students with disabilities 12%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
43
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 34%
58
10th Grade 30%
51
11th Grade 16%
28
12th Grade 20%
34
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English & language arts proficiency
44%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
61%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 30%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 26%
Over 15 days 13%
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English 84.2%
Spanish 7.0%
Arabic 4.1%
Other 2.3%
Urdu 2.3%
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Learn more about Academy of Technology Design.

Mission

We are a dynamic, diverse and compassionate learning community that encourages growth and embraces change through meaningful activities in a student centered environment.

Academics

ATD mirrors the challenges of a high performance workplace. We offer required academic courses, LEAP, AP classes, dual credit classes as well as 17 career majors. Some of our majors include: Audio Visual/Commercial Photography, Performing Arts, Technology, Health Sciences, Culinary Arts, and Business. Visit our web site at www.hcstonline.org for a complete list and more information.

Clubs

ATD offers students many opportunities for exploration, community service and socialization. Clubs that our students can participate in include: French, Business Technology, Key Club, Student Council, Skills USA, Middle Eastern Culture, Art for the Stars, Audio Visual, Poetry, Rainbow Alliance, HOSA, Chess, Robotics, Math Honor Society, FCCLA , Fashion Show, DECA, Interactive, Chapter Chat, and Interactive Media/Game Design. We also offer intramural sports activities.

Programs

Extended day classes for credit include: Culinary Arts, Creative Arts, Instrumental Music, Music Audio Technology, Physics, and Theater Production. Students can enroll in our college credit classes. Students in our Dance program have the opportunity to study with and work alongside professional choreographers in our Choreographers in Residence Program. Reinforcement instruction in a variety of subjects is also available.

Teachers

To ensure student success, the district places a high emphasis on teacher development and improving instructional practices. Professional development and ongoing training focus on the needs of learners and promoting instructional improvement to meet those needs. Staff members engage in professional learning throughout the school year with colleagues in faculty meetings, grade and content area meetings, cutting edge technology training, in-service seminars and college articulation meetings.

Post high school

98% of seniors apply to two and four year colleges/universities. Some of the colleges/universities our alumni are attending include: American University, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Howard University, Hudson County Community College, Johnson and Wales University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, University of Pittsburgh and School of Visual Arts.

Supports

Services include Guidance Department, Child Study Team Department, Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Student Assistance Counselor, I&RS and 504 team, School Safety Team, transition team and reinforcement instruction in several subject areas including interpersonal skills.

Health

We have a four year Physical Education and Health program that includes a wellness and driver's education component. We also have an after-school intramural and wellness program that includes: basketball, volleyball, ping pong, fitness, and yoga. We also provide a national school breakfast and lunch program and meal benefits to families who qualify.

Parents

Parental involvement includes parent nights, open house events, freshmen orientation, and an open house event for incoming students. Parents communicate through Powerschool parent portal and arrange parent meetings. Teachers/counselors communicate with parents via e-mail, phone and Google Classroom. Families, businesses, educational and governmental agencies work together with the district to share and promote the vision and values of our school by exchanging information/resources.

Facilities

We have just added a new wing that houses our medical science/exercise science/science programs. Renovations in our existing building include the expansion of the technology programs, a state of the art culinary space and a new cafeteria for students and staff. All students have chromebooks and learn in a climate controlled building. We pride ourselves on providing our staff and students with a clean and safe facility that houses cutting edge technology and equipment.

More

Connected learning and inclusion anchored in a technology rich environment is the hallmark of the Academy of Technology and Design. Recognizing that all students must be prepared for the workplace environment, our school reshaped the venue to meet the educational needs of our diverse student population. County Prep High School is located in Jersey City, NJ, an urban area, two miles west of New York City. We feature a vocational program where students are engaged in a career-focused program of choice within the larger school community. As a county vocational school of choice, admission is open to all Hudson County residents. There are a total of 1070 students. County Prep's school year is based on a non-block, semester schedule. Uniforms are not required. The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. 40 credits per year is the minimum taken by each student which includes the academic and vocational component. Transportation is provided for all students. To view our complete Program of Studies, please visit our web site at www.hcstonline.org.

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