Atlantic County Institute of Technology
|Atlantic County Institute of Technology|
South Wing: 1470 19th Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
|Type||vocational public high school|
|Motto||"Pursue what you love"|
|School district||Atlantic County Vocational School District|
|Principal||Charles E Wilson Jr.|
|Enrollment||1,339 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.0:1|
|Athletics conference||Cape-Atlantic League|
|Team name||Red Hawks|
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology (ACIT) is a four-year countywide vocational public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Atlantic County Vocational School District. ACIT is located on a 58-acre (230,000 m2) campus in the Mays Landing area of Hamilton Township. The school was constructed in 1974 and underwent a major renovation in 1994 and 2009-2011.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,339 students and 112.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. There were 643 students (48.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 179 (13.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.  Due to a recent influx of students attending the school, the freshmen are now located in the South Wing, a separate building located behind the main campus that runs parallel to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
The school offers eight Academy programs, six Career Technical programs, and the recently added Academy of Aviation Studies. Shared-time students attend vocational programs at ACIT for part of the day, while receiving their academic instruction at one of the public high schools in the county. As of the 2016-2017 school year, the Academy of Aviation Studies was introduced and students in the program are bused to Atlantic Cape Community College daily. The students in the Aviation program are taught regular high school courses, along with the Academy. ACIT has articulation agreements with Atlantic Cape Community College, allowing students in certain programs to earn as many as 15 college credits for courses taken at ACIT. The school has a similar partnership with Camden County College for students in the dental assistant program.
Awards, recognition and rankings
During the 2008-09 school year, Atlantic County Institute of Technology was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school 29th out of 396 public high schools statewide in its 2013 rankings (an increase of 9 positions from the 2012 ranking), which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above on the mathematics (95.0%) and language arts literacy (100.0%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology was recognized in the National Rankings of Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report and was awarded a bronze medal "based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college."
The Atlantic County Institute of Technology Red Hawks compete in the Cape-Atlantic League, an athletic conference consisting of both parochial and public high schools located in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, and Gloucester County, which operates under the aegis of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 748 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as South Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 486 to 748 students in that grade range.
- Administrative Staff, Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Accessed October 20, 2016.
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- Atlantic County Institute of Technology, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 25, 2016.
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- Webmaster. "Atlantic County Vocational School District - Academy Programs". www.acitech.org. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
- Webmaster. "Atlantic County Vocational School District - Career Technical Programs". www.acitech.org. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
- "AviationScopeSequence.pdf". Google Docs. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
- U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: 2008 Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed September 23, 2008.
- "CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department", Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- "Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test", The Washington Post. September 29, 2005. "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2012-2013, Schooldigger.com. Accessed June 6, 2014.
- "Atlantic County Institute of Technology". Archived from the original on 2017-02-03.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 25, 2016.
- 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for South Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed September 8, 2014.
- Atlantic County Institute of Technology
- Atlantic County Institute of Technology's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for Atlantic County Institute of Technology, National Center for Education Statistics