6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Shared Time Information Session
On January 6, 2016, UCVTS sent two teams to compete in the NJ Science Olympiad regional tournament held in Union County College. Twenty-three high school teams from all over NJ participated. Both teams from our district performed outstandingly, and won 5th and 8th place. The following students received individual medals, listed by event:
2nd place: Sabina Jia and Storm Lin
5th place: Graham Doskotch and Rohan Mallaya
1st place: Ashley Rosenberg and Malay Nanavaty
6th place: Nathan Simon and Annie Wu
5th place: Annie Wu and Mira Yang
4th place: Caitlin Moy and Ashley Rosenberg
It's About Time-
2nd place: Kevin Zhang and Richard Wen
5th place: Albert Wen and Storm Lin
3rd place: Annie Zhou, Nika Zaslavsky, Betia Zeng
5th place: Paul Seth, Amanda Zhang, Malay Nanavaty
Write It Do It
6th place: Kathryn Xu and Anqi Xu
UCVTS has also qualified to participate in the Science Olympiad state championship tournament in early March.
The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) is the Department of Education’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. The system shifts the monitoring and evaluation focus from compliance to assistance, capacity-building and improvement. It is a single comprehensive accountability system that consolidates and incorporates the monitoring requirements of applicable state laws and programs and complements federally required improvements. The system focuses on monitoring and evaluating school districts in five key components (Instruction and Program, Fiscal Management, Governance, Personnel, and Operations) that, based on research, have been identified to be key factors in effective school districts.
Districts are required to submit a Statement of Assurance by November 15, 2015. Ours was submitted and scores were as follows:
Instruction and Program 100%
Fiscal Management 100%
In Governance, we fell short of earning a perfect score of 100% by missing one indicator out of the ten in that category.
Districts that receive a score of 80% or greater in all five QSAC areas are designated High Performing and are eligible to apply for an equivalency waiver. Districts granted an equivalency of code requirements have their State Board certificate extended for an additional three years and will not have to undergo any QSAC monitoring.
As our District is a high performing district, we will be applying for an equivalency waiver.