2012-10-24 / Front Page

Medical sciences program honored

The Freehold Regional High School District’s Medical Sciences Learning Center at Freehold High School has received the exemplary program designation, which is the highest honor of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s (NJSBA) 26th annual School Leader Award program.

The NJSBA School Leader Award program recognizes creative public school programs that enhance learning, according to a press release. Programs are judged on the degree of innovation and challenge, how well the program addresses a need, and evaluation strategies, among other criteria.

The Medical Sciences Learning Center will receive special recognition during the NJSBA convention on Oct. 23 in Atlantic City.

The learning center will be featured in a future issue of the School Leader magazine, a publication of the NJSBA.

FRHSD Superintendent of Schools Charles Sampson said the award is a capstone to the FRHSD’s decade-long partnership with CentraState Medical Center, and a testament to the staff and faculty who oversee the program.

“The recognition is well deserved as the Medical Sciences Learning Center is an exceptionally rigorous and personalized learning experience for those students who accept such a demanding challenge,” Sampson added.

Sampson thanked FRHSD Board of Education member Maryanne Tomazic for her work in the award entry process. Tomazic is a graduate of learning center.

The learning center offers a comprehensive schedule of mathematics and science as well as preparation for post-secondary work to high-achieving, self-motivated students interested in medical and natural sciences. Students work and study in a creative environment enhanced by contact with specialists in the mathematics, science, and healthcare fields, according to the press release. The program affiliates with colleges, universities, research centers, CentraState Medical Center, and private practitioners.

In other FRHSD news, officials announced that Freehold High School has won CBS Radio 92.3 NOW’s “Last School Standing” contest. As a result of the victory, Epic Records music artist Cher Lloyd will perform at iPlay America in Freehold Township in November.

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