The deadline for Option II Athletic Applications for MP1 and/or Fall Sports are due Monday, August 19 at 11:59 PM. Any student who submits an application after this time will not have a study hall for MP1.
Please see the Option II Web site for details and instructions: http://www.bernardsboe.com/Guidance/Option_II.aspx
No late forms will be accepted for MP1! Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your summer!
District Supervisor of Guidance
Bernards Township Public Schools
Ridge High School Counseling Department
268 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
The 120 credit requirement set forth may be met in whole or in part through program completion (commonly referred to as "Option II"). The January 2004 amendment to N.J.A.C 6A:8-5.1(a)1 clarifies that the Board of Education, in developing their graduation requirements may use a combination of Option I and Option II rather than limiting themselves to only one of the Options. Under Option II, the Board of Education may utilize performance or competency assessment to approve student completion of programs aimed at meeting or exceeding the Core Curriculum Content Standards at the secondary level, including those occurring all or in part prior to a student’s high school enrollment.
For the 2013-2014 school year, courses may be taken for credit through Option II only under one of the following three scenarios:
1. The student failed the course and must remediate.
2. The course/experience is not offered at Ridge High School.
3. The student wishes to fulfill the State’s Financial Literacy graduation requirement by taking Personal Finance with an approved online provider that assigns a grade.
All academic courses that will count toward graduation, including health, must be taken at Ridge. With the exception of Personal Finance, Option II courses cannot be used to fulfill a graduation requirement. Exceptions can also be made for those students who are enrolled in the Shared-Time program with Somerset County Vocational-Technical High School, and for certain seniors for whom the law was changed with regard to Personal Finance.