The 2015-16 academic year is upon us, and we return to the work of teaching and learning with hope and enthusiasm. Welcome back!
This year, we continue to pursue the ideal vision of the Hudson County Schools of Technology. We are in a process of expansion and innovation. The 2015-16 school year will see our district open a new location in Jersey City for our Middle School, Explore2000, where students will continue to flourish. County Prep High School will complete a significant renovation that will build upon the existing successful learning environment. All the while, the plans for the new High Tech High School in Secaucus are continuing to move forward, and that beacon of change is symbolic of the districts continual evolution.
As a result of this physical growth, we now have many new faces in our classrooms—emerging and established educators who are leaders in their respective fields. Given the quality of educators we are adding to an already successful staff, I am confident this year will be another outstanding effort.
As the district expands, it is important to acknowledge our role in the community. Our growth means more opportunity for more students, which means more opportunity for Hudson County. The driving force behind HCST’s expansion is our mission to meet the needs of both the individual and the group. Our world requires more specific technologies in order to facilitate more specific career fields. We remain vigilant in our pursuit to stay on the cutting edge of vocational education.