As the 52nd Class of Sain
t Jerome students looks forward to graduation in a few months. They have already begun considering plans for next year’s leap onto their next plateau of academic adventure.
In some cases students coped with anxieties as they moved about taking acceptance examinations at one or another institutions. Despite uncertainties and anxieties, the Class of 2013 did extremely well in acquiring acceptance to many of the private Catholic secondary schools and the Monmouth County Career Academies.
Knowing now where they are accepted, the students and families must decide if that is the best choice for them.
Saint Jerome students have routinely fared well at the secondary level. Saint Jerome School is an accredited institution of The Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school was first accredited on October 17, 1991 and was re-accredited this past October 2012.
Seventeen students have been accepted to Catholic high schools (several with multiple acceptances): Christian Brothers Academy (Matthew Durnien, Collin Hurley, Michael Lane, Jake McGowan, Austin Taylor, Anthony Whelan and Chris Zachariah); Red Bank Catholic H.S. (Alexa Bizzigotti, Nikole Contreras, Sarah Costa, Matthew Durnien, Peter Fitzsimmons, Collin Hurley, Sofia Marquez, Jessica Michaels, Meghan O’Neill, Justina Recchia, and Chris Zachariah); Saint John Vianney H.S. (Maria Dimitroulakos and Sofia Marquez); Mater Dei H.S. (Maria Dimitroulakos, Matthew Durnien, Peter Fitzsimmons and Michael Lane); and Saint Rose H.S. (Belmar) (Olivia Monteleone and Courtney Schmitt).
Four students have received acceptances to the Monmouth County Vocational Academies: Olivia Monteleone, Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST); Jerin Ruby, Academy of Allied Health and Science (AAHS); Anthony Whelan, Communications High School (CHS); and Brendon Nicolas, Biotechnology High School (BTHS). Brendon Nicolas also received acceptance to the Advanced Placement Academy – Monmouth Regional High School.