Fort Dix Elementary School
(grades pre-k through
5th) has been serving the children
of military personnel since 1953. Small class size contributes to successful student
learning, and in addition to such academic services a Reading Specialist, Reading
Recovery and an Academic Mastery program, Fort Dix Elementary provides students
with tutoring for 3rd and 4th graders. Parent involvement runs high at Fort Dix,
with plenty of opportunities available for parents to become involved in their child’s
education, including participation through parent academies.
Continuous two-way communication between the school and the post creates a cooperative
environment where post and school events are shared and enjoyed. Staff members understand
the unique needs of the young military child and provide support and encouragement
to help children with the challenges they may face. Emphasis on patriotism, heroism
and freedom are evident through the many events at the school, including the Veterans
Day ceremony and “Month of the Military Child” celebrations.
In December 2010, a beautiful new gymnasium and two classrooms were
added to the Fort Dix Elementary School. This new facility provides both
students and community members with a comfortable and well-appointed gym
to meet their health and fitness needs. The spacious, modern Fort Dix
Memorial Media Center, which is dedicated to all soldiers who have
processed through or served at Fort Dix, and died in the line of duty,
was completed in the fall of 2007. This state-of-the-art facility houses
a 30-station mobile wireless laptop lab and two interactive 77-inch
Smart Boards for instruction, as well as a comprehensive 10,000 book
library. An Internet web cam allows for worldwide video communications,
and community members are encouraged to use the Center as well.
Extra curricular activities at Fort Dix Elementary include an art club, various
book clubs, and a theater arts program culminating in a USO-style show.
Fort/Newcomb Middle School
serves the district’s sixth, seventh and eighth graders, providing
a curriculum dedicated to academic achievement and offering myriad extra-curricular
activities. Teams of students and teachers are arranged in small learning communities
to help create a personalized atmosphere that supports students as they move toward
becoming young adults. The goal of the middle school is to develop students who have the skills
and maturity to succeed in high school as responsible, young adults with positive
self-esteem and an appreciation of our diverse community.
For those students who require extra help, free after school homework tutoring is
provided four days a week, and lunch time peer tutoring is offered as well.
Along with a full schedule of academics, students may elect a variety of other classes,
which include art, music, Spanish, French, interactive science, environmental science,
current events and woodshop. A full array of intramural and interscholastic sports
are available to all students including field hockey, cross country, soccer, flag
football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball and softball. African-American club,
battle of the books, chess club, choral club, instrumental music club, model Congress,
newspaper club, woodshop club and student council are also offered as after school
Pemberton Township High School
is home to nationally recognized scholars, championship
athletic teams, award winning art and music students, decorated JROTC students and
more. Small learning communities provide students with the instruction and support
they need to focus on academics, and honors and AP courses are offered to help students
achieve their best. Through an agreement with Burlington County College, students
can earn college credits for select high school courses, giving them a head start
on the college curriculum before they graduate high school. Many clubs, athletics
and other activities help ensure that students have multiple opportunities to excel
at things beyond the classroom as well.
for a look at the
2011-2012 high school course directory.