I just finished freshman year here and I can say it was pretty good. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you have an interest in science and healthcare I'd say it's a perfect match. For the most part, the teachers are fair and do their job well. However, there are 1-2 questionable ones... The workload really isn't stressful unless you happen to be a procrastinator. There's free tutoring from the upperclassmen in NHS as well. The environment, at least in Allied, is very friendly and nice. Campus-wide friendliness is a bit iffy depending upon the school. And please don't automatically think everyone is smart and hardworking because it's not true. (Once again, sometimes depends on school) I'd say there's cutthroat competition here but it's based on the type of person. And just to let people know, it is possible for people to skip to higher level classes by taking placement exams. If anyone is interested, try out! The entrance exam is a joke. (Easier than the 7th grade ASK) Anyhow, the one piece of advice I would have to say is to pack your own lunch because the cafeteria food is downright inedible.
My son is a sophomore at Allied Health and he loves the school, most pf the teachers, and all the new friends he has made. Everyone strives to do their best. Hands down this is the best school around in teh county! My daughter will be attending next year. I feel very blessed that they both were able to go to such a great school. The Principal just changed hands but both are very well qualified. The PSA is fairly new and getting more parents involved with the school activities. Great campus feel between all five schools.
My daughter is a freshman at Allied Health and she LOVES IT. The students are so happy that they were able to get in that they appreciate everything. The student body is full of hard workers with a can do attitude. It has the feel of a private school and has a beautiful campus. The students travel from building to building for lunch, gym, language etc. There are 4 magnet type schools on campus. Perrforming Arts, Engineering, Computer Science and of course pre-med Allied Health. The classes are very challenging but with A B days that give them 2 nights to complete homework as well as a study period where they can go to their teachers for questions and help, the students are able to handle the heavy course load. I am happy that my daughter is attending a school where the peer pressure is who can make 100%.
This is really a great school that combines highly talented teachers with highly skilled & education-loving students, all under a great school principal that strikes you as one of the most intelligent yet humble person. My son attends the school and we are pleased with his progress and academic performance. My daughter is working hard to earn an admission to the school. This school is one of the best things about living in Union County; I have stopped complaining about high taxes
Great academia, leadership and hands on school that is still building reputation. I commend supretendent and principal who lives pure 100% committed life to the children of this institution. I am fortunate to have them for my kids. Dr. Sunil Parikh Statewide director for Prevention of Blindness
This really is a first-rate school! The teachers have tremendous dedication to their students, and have some of the most intuitive lesson plans I've ever taken part in. The building is state-of-the-art as well.
A fantastic opportunity for a young adult who wishes to continue in the medical field. College credits incorporated into the regular school day. Students are bonded together through the emphasis on team work. Many opportunities for shadowing, competitions and leadership. My child could not have been in a better place. All classes are advanced placement. Private school/college education for free. My child doesn't welcome summer vacation or spring break because he'll miss his friends. Safe secure environment. Small class sizes. Moral character encouraged. Ther is no better school in Union County that will give an associates degree when graduating from High school. Very involved principal. Love it!