Bergen County Institutes for Science & Technology

Bergen County Technical Schools / Northern Valley Regional High School

Welcome to the Bergen County Institutes for Science and Technology

  • From the Assistant Superintendent's Desk

    Andrea Sheridan Assistant Superintendent

    Welcome to the Bergen County Institutes for Science and Technology website.

    Application Update: All applicants will receive an email in February regarding virtual interview sessions. If you used your current school email address on your application, please send a personal email address to nvrhsadmissions@bergen.org; we cannot send information to your school email. Admissions decision letters will be sent to all applicants in April.

    This has certainly been an extraordinary year for everyone! Our students began the school year at Demarest and Old Tappan filled with anticipation for their high school journey. They were fully immersed in their technical studies as well as their academics, and managed to navigate the requirements of attending school in the midst of a pandemic. These students quickly adapted to their new routines, demonstrating the resilience and confidence needed to succeed.

    We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Northern Valley Regional High School, we will be adding a new program to the Bergen County Institutes, the Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science. Eighth-grade students may apply to become part of the inaugural class in September 2022. The program is a four-year sequence of courses involving the study and application of the scientific principles that underpin physical performance, and will incorporate the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, athletic training, and nutrition. Students will cover a range of topics and carry out experimental investigations in both laboratory and field settings to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to critically analyze human performance, optimize athletic output, and minimize injury.

    If you are a student who is interested in graphic design, digital art, website and/or social media design, the Institute for Interactive Design Technology program is for you! Our students explore topics including Logo Design, Digital Drawing, Color Theory & Color Perception, Smartphone App Design, Virtual Reality, and much more.

    I encourage prospective students to look at the admissions booklet to get an idea of the many courses offered in the program, and to check out the Northern Valley Regional High School website to see the vast array of academic courses, clubs, and sports that are available to students attending the Bergen County Institutes at Northern Valley Regional High School.

    If you have any questions, please email us at nvrhsadmissions@bergen.org.

    Stay well!

    Sincerely,

    Andrea Sheridan
    Assistant Superintendent
    Bergen County Technical Schools

About the Bergen County Institutes for Science and Technology

  • To apply to Bergen County Institutes for Science and Technology:

    • Students must be a resident of Bergen County.
    • Students must currently be in the 8th grade.
    • If accepted, students will begin 9th grade year in September 2022. Transferring into Institutes for Science and Technology is not permitted.
    • To begin the process, visit the website and read about the program, then register for an Open House. 

    Institute for Interactive Design Technology:

    Located on the two campuses of the Northern Valley Regional High School district, the Institute for Interactive Design is a free public high school of choice for Bergen County residents. This Career & Technical Education program introduces students to the exciting field of UX/UI Design. UX refers to User Experience Design, while UI refers to User Interface Design. This evolving multidisciplinary field underlies many of today’s fastest growing industries, including web-based communications, advertising, and entertainment. UX/UI design is driven by the imperative to design something that meets a user’s needs, and inspires consumers to want to engage with a digital product.

    Today’s designers must be entrepreneurs observing market trends, exploiting innovation, creating intellectual property, and applying aesthetic solutions to enhance the value of a product, service or experience. In this course, students examine UX design at work and evaluate its effectiveness through movies and television, video games, mobile technology, hardware, museum exhibits and of course, the web. Throughout, students will also be introduced to a variety of technology hardware and software, including virtual reality, app design, and 3D modeling software, to name a few.

    Students accepted to the program are Bergen County Technical High School students, who attend this full-time satellite program at Northern Valley Regional High School’s Old Tappan or Demarest campus, and are eligible to participate in NVRHS sports, clubs, and activities. Please see the Admissions Brochure on this site for information regarding academic requirements, CTE courses, and a list of clubs and activities offered at NVRHS.

    Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science:

    The Institute for Sports Medicine and Exercise Science is a four-year sequence of courses involving the study and application of the scientific principles that underpin physical performance. The program will incorporate the traditional disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, athletic training, and nutrition. Students will cover a range of topics and carry out experimental investigations in both laboratory and field settings to acquire the knowledge and understanding necessary to critically analyze human performance, optimize athletic output, and minimize injury. Projects will include designing stretching regimens for teams and individuals in various sports during freshman year, to designing diet and nutrition plans for athletes participating in a range of sports during senior year. Students will examine the relationship between heart rate, respiration rate, and exercise as part of the Anatomy & Physiology course, and become familiar with examining the neuromuscular function and biomechanics of athletes and how they affect speed, agility, balance and coordination in their Movement & Performance course.

    For the program brochure CLICK HERE

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