Greetings from Asbury Park High School,
Greetings Asbury Park High School families, friends and guests! Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic school year! My first year at APHS was a whirlwind! We made many progressive changes and saw great things happen at APHS. Scores went up, enrollment went up, and discipline infractions were reduced by 67 percent! Oh, and did I mention two state championships, both in football and soccer? As we embark on a new school year, and we honor this year's theme which is “Be Amazing!" (A-awesome, M-mentor, A-advocate, Z-zestful, I-innovative, N-nurturing, and G-genuine), we are excited about the spectacular learning opportunities available to our students. Asbury Park high School’s Career Academies provide students with the opportunity to study in Allied Health, Engineering, and Law and Public Safety. Also, through our partnership with Brookdale College, students will graduate with an Associate's degree and a high school diploma through our Dream Academy. Finally, students may receive college credits in Allied Health, Fashion and College Promise Programs.
At Asbury Park High School, it is our mission to make every student feel welcomed, connected, and part of our APHS family. It is my belief that this will be an amazing school year! We will continue to utilize research-based best practices, and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels in order to set goals for growth and improvement. Through our partnerships with RAC, HMH, and ICLE, rich and meaningful professional developments will be continuous throughout the school year.
As educators, we have been given the opportunity to change the trajectory of our student’s lives. Our focus is to educate the "whole child” and provide students with rigorous academics, career and college readiness, and social, and emotional support through the VNA School Based Youth Services Program (SPOT), our Alternative Learning Lab, and various extracurricular activities. As a school community, I welcome your input and encourage your involvement. We are working hard to change the perception of Asbury Park High School and return it to a place of greatness. Come be a part of the change and join the educational renaissance. Watch us change, watch us grow and watch us transform education, one student at a time! Thank you for visiting our website!
Mrs. Kathy Baumgardner Mr. James Parham Ms. Angela Thomas
Principal of Asbury Park High School VP of Asbury Park High School VP of Asbury Park High School