APSD and Brookdale Announce GED Program

Brookdale Community College and the Asbury Park School District will partner this winter to launch a free general education development (GED) certification and career training program at the Dorothy McNish Parent Center, 300 Prospect Ave., Asbury Park. Applications are now being accepted for the Youth GED and Career Pathways Program, which will offer local teens and young adults comprehensive training for the GED exam and assistance in starting a new career. The program, opening in January 2017, will help students earn their GED, explore potential career fields, find employment and explore career and college pathways.

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Red Carpet June 2016

Students from Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ, ranging in age from second through fifth grade, participated in an exciting Red Carpet Event, on June 15th.  The children came in their Sunday best, attending this event along with their families.  This event was sponsored by the NJEA, (Pride Grant funded) to celebrate the accomplishment of a group of students who participated in the Friends Club, a social skills group housed at Bradley Elementary this year.

Summer Meals Available Starting July 5th

Meals available Monday - Thursday from 11am to 1pm at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Bradley Elementary and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

Meals available July 5th - August 8th.

#ReachHigher #BuildingABrighterFuture

Greetings Asbury Park Family,

In May of 2014, ed.gov along with Michelle Obama launched a Reach Higher initiative to encourage students to complete their education beyond the 12th grade. To help celebrate National College Signing Day and the second anniversary of the Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama would like to invite you to wear college gear on April 26th (jeans and sneakers will be allowed).  

People of all ages, across the country, have supported this initiative over the last two years by sporting college apparel and sharing the importance of higher education in person and on social media. Asbury Park School District will be supporting this event as well this year. On April 26th, come to school dressed to impress in college gear. Our district photographer will come around to all of your building to capture these moments, then place these pictures on social media using the hashtag #ReachHigher.  Principals also inform all students to wear the favorite college sports team. We want very everyone to wear college gear, whether it's from a relative, friend, or college they wanted to go or aspire to go. Let's shoot for 100% participation. The school with the largest turnout will win a dress down day to use anytime of the school year.  

Through this initiative, we will continue to support The Obama Administration’s North Star Goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, and everyone should get involved to support our students and America!

Be sure to tag these handles and the hashtags #ReachHigher and #buildingabrighterfuture:

Twitter: @FLOTUS // @ReachHigher
Instagram: @MichelleObama // @ReachHigher2020