Four students were state qualifiers in the National History Competition. Their project was entitled: Flight From Castro's Shadow: Operation Pedro Plan. Eleven students advanced to the National HOSA Competition in Orlando, Florida. They competed in The Community Awareness and Involvement and Medical Innovations Categories.
|White|| 5% |
|Black|| 21% |
|Asian|| 7% |
|Hispanic|| 67% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 75.5% |
|Male|| 24.5% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 84% |
|Students with disabilities|| 10% |
|English learners|| 7% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|9th Grade|| 28% ||77|
|10th Grade|| 27% ||74|
|11th Grade|| 26% ||70|
|12th Grade|| 19% ||53|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||1|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 1% |
|1 to 5 days|| 14% |
|6 to 10 days|| 26% |
|11 to 15 days|| 23% |
|Over 15 days|| 37% |
|English|| 48.2% |
|Spanish|| 44.5% |
|Bengali|| 4.4% |
|Arabic|| 2.9% |
Learn more about School of Health Science.
Mission: HARP Academy is a place where excellence in teaching and learning is expected and achieved. Students will thrive in a learning environment free from bias or discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
The Academy of Health Science is ranked for academic achievement in the top 5% of schools in the state. HARP Academy is theme based and focuses on preparing students for college and/or careers in health and related professions. Students are provided with rigorous instruction in college preparatory, honors and advanced placement math, language arts, history and science courses as well as Career Technical Education (CTE) courses for Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Dental Assistant. The articulation agreement with Rutgers University and Berkeley College allows students to earn up to twenty college credits in one of the seven dual enrollment courses.
The National Honor Society, The Interact Club, The Chess Club, The Poetry Club, HOSA(Future Health Professionals)
Staff members completed the following online and inservice trainings: Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying(HIB), Violence and Vandalism, Suicide Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogens, Affirmative Action, Crisis Prevention, School Safety and Diversity Awareness. Instructional Staff members in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, World Language, and Science participated in weekly Teacher Team Meetings. Topics during the meetings which were led by the building principal, school based supervisors and teacher leaders included: data management, Geogebra(Math), Edulastic, Dialectical journals, successful inclusion practices, and GoGuardian
92%(50/54) students in the class of 2019 applied for and were accepted to a two year or four year college. The school guidance counselors conducted classroom Naviance lessons to assist the twelfth grade students with the college application process, A FASFA workshop was held for students and parents. Students will be attending The College of New Jersey, William Paterson University, Ramapo College, Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, Bergen Community College and Passaic County Community College. One student was accepted into the US Navy. Two other students are enrolled in a Dental Assisting Certification Program. The Class of 2019 earned $726,950.00 in renewable and non-renewable college and university scholarships
HARP Academy has a child study team that consists of an LDTC and a social worker. The offsite psychologist is available as needed. The IR&S team provides intervention and referral services. School guidance counselors provide academic and social support for students. Health difficulties are addressed by the school nurse. School counselors and the school nurse also refer students to outside counseling(i.e Perform Care) as needed.
HARP Academy offers breakfast and lunch. The Grab and Go Cart is available from 7:15 a.m-9:00 a.m. 100% of the students at HARP Academy receive three marking periods of Physical Education classes for forty one minutes a day.
The Academy of Health Science has a Home School Council. Parents are provided with the opportunity to attend district planned parent workshops and seminars. All parents are able to access their child's grades by using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. HARP Academy has a community partnership with the Paterson Rotary and Community Blood Services.
5 Colt Street was renovated to accommodate three hundred students. There are 22 classrooms, a cafeteria, and two fitness rooms for physical education classes.
HARP Academy has a full time Paterson Public Schools Board security guard who is a retired police officer. There are also four motivated security guards. Staff members and the building principal work collaboratively with the security guards to ensure the students' safety.
HARP Academy has one to one Chromebook devices for students. During the 2018-2019 school year, one hundred and sixty five students received free tablets through the Sprint One Million Project. Technology is integrated in all courses.
The Academy of Health Science is ranked for academic achievement in the top 5% of schools in the state.The core identity of HARP Academy represents a culture of caring where high academic and social expectations are established for all students HARP Academy is theme based and focuses on preparing students for college and/or careers in health and related professions. Students are provided with rigorous instruction in college preparatory, honors and advanced placement math, language arts, history and science courses as well as Career Technical Education (CTE) courses for Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Dental Assistant. The articulation agreement with Rutgers University and Berkeley College allows students to earn up to twenty college credits in one of the seven dual enrollment courses.