Freehold Township High School is one of six schools in the Freehold Regional High School District. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education, the Patriot school community was created in 1972. Situated on 110 acres in western Monmouth County, the comprehensive academic program provides educational opportunities for all in accordance with individual needs, interests, and abilities. School enrollment is approximated at 2,044 for the year.
The educational program at Freehold Township High School encompasses more than 180 courses, organized in thirteen different academic disciplines. Township houses programs unique to the Freehold Regional High School District. We are proud to be one of 16 high schools in New Jersey to be recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School. Freehold Township is also home to the Global Studies Magnet Program, the Animal and Botanical Sciences Magnet Program, and the Patriot Employment Program (PEP) which is an employment orientation program for developmentally disabled students. Freehold Township High School introduces and reinforces common learning, while also providing access to exploratory, enrichment, and specialized courses of study in accordance with state standards and graduation requirements. Advanced Placement courses are offered in 25 areas. A comprehensive, developmental school counseling program provides career, academic and social-emotional programs, as well as individual and group counseling, to assist students in reaching their full potential.
Students have historically scored well on a wealth of standardized tests including the SAT, the PSAT, the ACT and in the Advanced Placement testing program. In 2018, five students were named Commended Scholars through the National Merit Scholarship Program and 25 students were recognized as AP Scholars of varying levels. We also had 18 students earn the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma. Approximately 94% of the class of 2018 is pursuing further education at a college, university, trade, or technical school. Members of the graduating class earned over $19.7 million in scholarships, grants, and financial aid. In addition, members of the Class of 2018 earned over $75,000 through our Work-Based Learning Program.
The student activity program at Freehold Township High School includes a variety of clubs that are related to and support the various academic offerings. These programs are essential and integral to the delivery of the total educational program.
An expanded Peer Leadership program supports peer mediation, new student orientation, and the ninth grade transition project. The school chapters of Octagon and the Junior State of America (JSA) provide students with an opportunity to study and become involved with political issues on the local, national, and international scenes. The FFA Chapter, transferred to this school from Freehold High School in 1972, is the oldest chapter in the State of New Jersey. All of the clubs, student publications, organizations and societies that exist form part of the student activity program and combine with the excellent academic program of the school and district, to define the total curriculum at Freehold Township High School.
The activity program also includes a full complement of interscholastic varsity sports. Many team and individual championships have been won over the years. Our sports teams compete in the highly competitive A-North Division of the Shore Conference. During the 2017-18 school year, Freehold Township High School captured 8 division championships. Our Girls Bowling team won their second consecutive State Sectional Championship, while Girls Soccer and Gymnastics were Overall State Champions. We had District Wrestling Champions (one state-place winner), Monmouth County Champions, Shore Conference Champions and an individual State Sectional Champion, in addition to a number of career milestones.
We had notable success off the field as well: five members of our choir were named to the All-Shore Chorus and two were named All-State. Twenty members of our band earned All-Shore honors, while we had one All-Region band honoree and one All-State band member. We once again had county, regional, state or national accomplishments by participants in FCCLA, Consumer Bowl, Forensics, FFA, Drama, Art Club, and Newspaper. The Red Cross Club continued its community outreach by sponsoring two blood drives at the school. Students at Freehold Township participate in a well-rounded extracurricular program.
The Freehold Township High School Patriot Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is the umbrella parent organization for the school. The PTO contributes to the total educational community, promoting student success, and honoring student achievements in many different ways. Recognition awards, the presentation of seven annual scholarships, mini-grants to teachers, and the donation of equipment and services are just some of the ways in which parents have actively supported the total school program. Parental involvement is both valued and encouraged. Under the auspices of the PTO, The Principal’s Advisory Committee, The Music Parents Association, The Football Parents’ Club, The Wrestling Parents, The Lacrosse Parents, and other special interest groups formed to support specific student activities.
The Patriot school community is committed to providing unique and challenging educational opportunities for each student. A variety of instructional settings, classroom arrangements, teaching styles, assessment strategies, and student activities are utilized to make this goal attainable. An enthusiastic and supportive community, ongoing curriculum revision and expansion, meaningful staff development, and other educational initiatives combine to foster and create a challenging and dynamic educational program for all at Freehold Township High School.