Dr. Timothy Plotts
Ms. Vickki Nadler
Ms. Michelle Papa
Assistant Principal/HIB Specialist
Ms. Jennifer Kraljevich
School Hours: 7:15 am - 2:15 pm
1010 Weldon Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
(973) 697-3535 / Fax (973) 208-8409
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Jefferson Township High School is a four-year, comprehensive public high school with an enrollment of approximately 986 students in grades 9-12. The high school provides many challenging academic, athletic and co-curricular programs. The high school has up-to-date facilities for our students which include a dedicated music wing, science labs, robotics lab, television studio and state of the art culinary lab. The broad range of curricular offerings in the core academic areas, business, fine and related arts, as well as technology completely align with the updated NJ Standards. Required academic and elective programs at the school build on previously acquired skills by emphasizing higher-level thinking, problem solving, and application, understanding and reasoning.
Academic, honors and advanced placement courses, as well as independent study programs, are available. JTHS offers 24 Advanced Placement classes. 84.6% of the students in these classes scored 3 or higher on the AP Examination. 86% of the Class of 2018 continued their education beyond high school, with 52% going on to four-year colleges, and approximately 34% to two-year colleges, specialty business, technical and trade schools, or the military.
Technology is plentiful throughout the high school and is utilized in every level of instruction. Students are actively engaged in lessons that are accompanied by web-based media using interactive projectors and boards. We have implemented and gone one to one with laptop computers for each student in grades 6-12. Mobile laptop carts are also available to aide in instruction. The laptop carts of convertible laptop/tablet computers are deployed throughout the building. Staff members maintain individual web pages and many courses are accompanied by technology-enriched activities utilizing mobile technology. This school year the staff will continue to focus on the Google Classroom. The teachers are focused on extending the use of technology applications within the classroom, improving the use of digital tools to include the use of a learning management system, and through digital technology create a culture of respect and responsibility.
The students, staff, parents, and community are justifiably proud of Jefferson Township High School and work hard to maintain its high standards of excellence. For the 2018-2019 school year Jefferson Township High School will be moving to a new 4-day rotating drop block schedule. This change will increase instructional time in the classroom from 42 minutes up to 53 minutes. The 51 co-curricular programs and 28 interscholastic sports offer a complete range of options for males and females of all grade levels. We are consistently recognized by the NJSIAA for our sportsmanship and during the 2017-2018 were recognized by the Directors of Athletic Administration of New Jersey (DAANJ) as the only program in New Jersey to be designated as a “Program Of Excellence.” The guidance department was recognized by the American School Counseling Association as a Recognized Model School Counseling Program (RAMP). Students compete in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference as well as Morris County tournaments in athletics. Additionally, students compete in the academic arena in the Academic Decathlon, Academic Bowl, Math League, Science Leagues, Debate Team, as well as other academic competitions. The high school has active chapters of the National Honor Society, Student Council, FEA, Red Cross, FBLA, and DECA. Extraordinary Instrumental and Choral Musical programs are an integral part of the success of the Jefferson Township High School program.
Dr. Timothy Plotts
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The high school is moving at a progressive pace with several innovations that promote STEM-based thinking and the use of technology. This school year, in our Technology Education Program the high school added an Engineering Program that looks to promote student creativity and thinking. This program will allow those with a desire to use math and science to be able to foster engineering principals to make our world more safe and efficient. The high school also added a Virtual Reality Course that is timely and looks to explore the digital world that many of our students see as commonplace as digital natives. The addition of several levels of Engineering along with our existing classes of Woods and Robotics Programs will continue to keep JTHS at the forefront of technological education.
Video Production............. Kim Neuschatz
English ........................... Michael Mastroeni
Mathematics ................... Benjamin Shapiro
Have a great 2019!!!
Tim Plotts, Ed.D.
Jefferson Township High School
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