The Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) has experienced a prosperous start for the 2018-2019 School Year. With the completion of the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus, we have welcomed our Central Offices, Board Office, High Tech High School and KAS Prep to their new residence. On this state-of-the-art campus, we will continue to build our collaborative partnership with the Hudson County Community College and plan more college-level programs district-wide.
The Earl W. Byrd Center in Jersey City, home to County Prep High School, Academy of Technology and Design, Hudson Technical, TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), and Bella Babies Daycare, continues to expand each year. The latest project on this campus is The Arts wing, which will provide our students with more functional space for their technical and career- oriented courses.
Our district’s middle school after celebrating it’s twentieth year of success in Jersey City, has also made program enhancements with an updated project-based curriculum, new administration and a rebranding initiative- now known as Explore Middle School, based in the Community, Education and Recreation Center.
HCST’s Adult Education program along with Hudson Technical continue to offer a second-chance learning opportunity and continuing education for many county students in our North Hudson Campus, North Bergen, as well as in the Harrison and Bayonne Centers. In Union City, our Career Development Center (CDC) remains a foundation for county residents to enter the workforce through meaningful training.
I am honored to be part of these very exciting times at the Hudson County Schools of Technology. Through a concerted approach, our County and Board has supported our commitment to providing a safe, real-world learning environment for our students and staff. We have committed resources to this effort in all of the educational programs, as well as in overall school safety to ensure a supportive district-wide climate. We look forward to HCST’s sustained progress this year as one of the leading Career and Technical Education districts in the state.