Early College Level Coursework
Partner with local universities to provide opportunities for students to take classes at institutions of higher education or online.
- Continue to execute the Options for Advanced Academic Achievement Secondary School Partnership Program Agreement between NJIT and the Orange Public Schools district.
- Continue to pursue summer STEM-focused pre-college programs for all students (e.g. NJIT’s Center for Pre College Program’s Summer STEM Camp).
- Identify additional opportunities for students to engage in college level coursework.
- All students will be expected to take College Level Calculus I (MTH 111) in either their Junior or Senior year, therefore •Math III will focus on topics in Alg 2 and Trig and students will be required to take MTH 110: PreCalculus in advance of MTH 111.
- Transition to College Level Courses:
MTH 110 PreCalculus (3 cr)
MTH 111 Calculus (4 cr)
HUM 101 English Composition I (3 cr)
EVSC 125 Environment Science (3 cr)
Successful completion of Integrated Math III through May 15;
Successful completion of Integrated Math III; Pre-Calculus; NJSLA Algebra II
Successful completion of the Political Studies (ELA); An Action Plan is required for students not successfully passing NJSLA ELA-10
Successful completion of Chemistry
To earn College Credit via Paid Tuition, students must successfully complete the prerequisite requirement. Students not satisfying prerequisite requirements…
MTH 110: Students take the PreCalculus course following the same syllabus, but WILL NOT BE FORMALLY ENROLLED in the course for NJIT credit.
MTH 111: Students take the Calculus course following the same syllabus, but WILL NOT BE FORMALLY ENROLLED in the course for NJIT credit. Students successfully passing the course will have the opportunity to sit for the AP Calculus AB exam (district-funded).
HUM 101: Students take the English Literature course following the same syllabus, but WILL NOT BE FORMALLY ENROLLED in the course for NJIT credit.
EVSC 125: Students take the Environmental Science course following the same syllabus, but WILL NOT BE FORMALLY ENROLLED in the course for NJIT credit. Students successfully passing the course will have the opportunity to sit for the AP Environmental Science exam (district-funded).
- Provide opportunities for students to earn college credits through PLTW
- Rochester Institute of Tech offers college credits for PLTW engineering courses
- Apply (check the application window)
- End of Course – Must take and pass with a 6 or higher (4 or higher to pass the PLTW course as a HS requirement)
- Payment is $225 for 3 credits
- Note: PBS is not eligible for credits
- Note: All PLTW engineering course are Algebra based vs Calculus based
- Provide opportunities for students to sit early for the PSAT’s/ACT’s/or SAT’s to allow early application/enrollment
- Students will take both the ACTs and SATs due to the content focus (SAT’s: Reading/Writing) & (ACT’s: Science and Math focus)
- Offer Juniors SAT’s during Fall (October/or November) and Spring (March/or April) at the school level such to give students 2 valid scores prior to commencing the formal college application process.
- Offer the ACT during the Spring (June)
- Consider placement for merit scholars. Continue to offer PSAT’s to 9th and 10th
- Juniors take the PSATs in October
- Juniors take the SATs in March (3.25.2020) in house; $44.50 or $69.50 per student; with fee waiver; $8 or $15
- Possibly offer SATs during the summer (August)
SAT vs ACT
600 – 2400
3 sections (scores are added)
3hrs 45 min
Logic and Reasoning based within context (Reading, Math w/calc, Math/no Calc, Writing, & optional essay)
Math Tested: Alg I, Alg II, Geo, & Trig (w/formula sheet)
No Penalty for incorrect answers or blanks
1 - 36
4 sections (scores are averaged)
Content Test (English, Math, Reading, Science, & optional Science)
Math Tested: Alg I, Alg II, Geo, & Trig (w/no formula sheet)
No Penalty for incorrect answers or blanks
 In Summer 2019, all students advancing to Calc I had to take a Summer PreCalc Class (an extension to the Integrated Math III.) This was a 2-week mathematics Summer program open to students who were currently enrolled in the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges. It was designed to reinforce the skills that students need to be successful in the formal, credit-bearing Calculus course. A homework packet was provided to support this course. Students who met the attendance requirement and passed the course with a final score of 65 or above earned 5 high school mathematics credits to apply towards high school graduation.