DENVILLE, N.J. - Morris County 8th graders interested in the environmental have until Dec. 2 to apply for placement in The Morris County Vocational School District's Academy for Environmental Science.

The 4-year-long Academy for Environmental Science "provides students with the interdisciplinary study of natural processes and human impacts in the atmosphere, aquatic systems and soils," according to the vocational school. It says the academy's program of study "links the principles of art, history, language arts, technology, biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics to environmental concepts."

The program takes place at Jefferson Township High School. The school notes that Jefferson High is a perfect setting, being adjacent to forest and parkland, "the perfect backdrop" for environmental studies.

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"Because of its unique placement experiential learning can occur right outside the door," said the school. It also cited the school's proximity to Lake Hopatcong and the expansive Mahlon Dickerson County Park.

"Jefferson is proud to partner with the Morris County Vocational School District to provide this academy," said the statement. "Together the districts have forged a path to provide a program that ‘inspires and prepares students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities’"

Graduates of the academy "will have the foundation needed to pursue a degree in environmental studies in preparation for one of the growing numbers of environmental careers in resource management, business, non-profits, law, conservation or education," the school said.

Applications are available for online application at

For additional information, call the Morris County School of Technology at (973) 627-4600 ext. 277 or visit the website at