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Academy of Information Technology

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure that students develop the knowledge and skills needed to become information technology professionals while fostering an environment that excites students about computing.

The Academy of Information Technology curriculum is developed with leading representatives from industry and education to ensure that both current and relevant. By integrating necessary workplace skills in the classroom, students come to understand the connection between academic learning and career success. Students may take classes as general electives or enroll in AOIT as a major at Red Bank Regional High School. Students enrolled in AOIT must also participate in a summer internship at the end of their junior year which placed them in a related industry. There are three pathways that students can concentrate in the Academy of Information Technology: Computer Science, Computer Applications and Computer Networking Systems. Courses provide activities in Computer Science, Video Game Design, Computer Networking and Security and Web Design along with many others.

Students enrolled in AOIT can participate in Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO’s). Technology Student Association (TSA) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) offer opportunities for students to compete in technology related activities. Our students in AOIT have competed and placed nationally in Computer Systems and Forensics based competitions. The Technology Program displays some of the first Technology curriculum in New Jersey. In 2007, Red Bank Regional High School’s technology Program was awarded 5 star status by the New Jersey Technology Education Association. This distinction has been awarded by a “handful” of technology programs.

Admission to the Academy of Information Technology is based on test scores (NJ Ask 7; 8 or comparable TerraNova Grade 8 survey), academic performance, attendance and other criteria related to specific areas of study.

Students attend state leadership conferences to learn more about important aspects of their specific academy choice. Classes are taught by certified teachers in each area, and these teachers continually are updating their knowledge. The curriculum is aligned with New Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards 8.1 and 8.2. AOIT classes are offered a minimum of 82 minutes each day. Students must pass certification testing or state-approved end of course testing. In addition to receiving possible certification, all programs are college preparatory with many students continuing on a post secondary education. College articulation is available for some courses through contractual agreements with various colleges.

For additional information about the Academy of Information Technology at Red Bank Regional High School, application information, tuition information, please visit our website at or call 732-842-8000, extension 262 for visitation information.

Peter Grandinetti
Director for the Academy of Information Technology