Education

Press Releases

Union County Vo-Tech Releases Admissions Information

d2e88a27291785e07be3_Union_County_Vo-Tech_Performing_Arts_Academy_Scotch_Plains.jpg
Union County Vocational Technical Schools offer six educational programs for full-time and share-time students throughout Union County.  Credits: John Mooney
7e70743fccb1369fac24_d5c9f127f0a8fa4e9763_Vo-Tech_Academy_for_Allied_Health_Sciences.JPG
The Academy for Allied Health Sciences. Credits: John Mooney
c33142d8b8f0db08d64d_Vo-Tech_Magnet_School_01.JPG
The Union County Magnet High School (UCMHS) is a magnet public high school on the Union County Vo-Tech Campus.  U.S. News & World Report ranks the high school 11th within New Jersey.  Credits: John Mooney
6b632c6dd23ac03f1030_Vo-Tech_Main_Entrance_sign.JPG
Credits: John Mooney
d2e88a27291785e07be3_Union_County_Vo-Tech_Performing_Arts_Academy_Scotch_Plains.jpg

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Vocational-Technical School District has released its admissions information for 2020.  

The VoTech schools are: Academy for Allied Health Sciences (AAHS) Academy for Information Technology (AIT), Academy for Performing Arts (APA), Magnet High School (MHS), and Union County Vocations Technical High School UCTECH. They offer a number of exciting opportunities for students, including full-time and share-time high school programs, as well as adult education courses. 

Full-Time Admissions

Sign Up for E-News

8th grade students and parents, click here for more information on the full-time high school admission process for the Class of 2020.

Attendance at an information session is a mandatory part of the admissions process. Interested applicants must register and attend an information session prior to completing an application. To register, choose the date of the information session you would like to attend below. Registration is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis:

  • Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Admissions Process

Applicants must be Union County residents and currently enrolled in 8th grade.  The admissions process for full-time students at UCVTS requires applicants to:

Attend an Information Session

Information sessions are held throughout the fall.  Students must pre-register. Attendance at an information session is a required step in the admission process.

Submit an Application and Transcripts to the Admissions Office

Applications are due Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  There are no exceptions.

Take an Admissions Exam

The multiple-choice Admissions Exam contains two sections, Language Arts and Mathematics.

The Admissions Exam for the Class of 2020 will be given Saturday, January 23, 2016. Students with a completed application by the deadline will be mailed more information regarding the admission exam in early January. 

Student Selection

Applicants are selected from a diverse population of eighth grade students in each of the 21 municipalities in Union County. The following criteria will be considered for admission: 

  • Grades in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies & Science

(7th grade & 1st marking period 8th grade)

  • Standardized Test Scores

(7th grade)

  • Admissions Examination

(Mathematics & Language Arts)

Students applying to the Academy for Performing Arts are also evaluated in an audition process. Auditions are only granted for applicants who have met the minimum academic qualifications and who have selected the Academy for Performing Arts as their first choice school.

For more information about UCVTS, email ftadmissions@ucvts.tec.nj.us or call 908-889-8288 x845.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

NJ07 Student Activists to Hold Town Hall on Gun Control

April 24, 2018

In less than a week, student activists from New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District will be holding their Town Hall for Our Lives.

The town hall will take place in the meeting room of the Union Municipal Building from 7 to 9 p.m. Both Democratic and Republican candidates running for NJ07’s seat in the House of Representatives will be in attendance. At the event, they will ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the cardboard ...

Senior Center of the Chathams Holds Community Paper Shred Saturday, April 28

Tax time is the perfect chance to de-clutter and dispose of your unwanted paper and documents safely and securely at a spring Community Shred fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Chatham Train Station parking lot in Chatham Borough.

All proceeds will benefit the Senior Center of the Chathams. The service is open to the public and participants do ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...