The Marine Academy of Science and Technology is a four-year college preparatory program with a thematic, research-based focus on technology and the marine sciences. Located within Gateway National Park, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, MAST is administered by the Monmouth County Vocational School District and is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology. MAST offers students the opportunity to pursue study in the fields of oceanography, and technology and engineering with a marine sciences theme, and has a military component requiring each student to participate in the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC). To facilitate its mission, MAST utilizes a number of technology labs, including a state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design (CAD) lab, a 3700 sq. ft. materials testing and fabrication lab, and a 65-foot research vessel, Blue Sea, which is utilized by all grade levels and sails several times each week throughout the Spring and Fall seasons. MAST also operates and conducts its own research programs out of the James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory, a marine research facility shared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the State of New Jersey, which sits directly adjacent to the MAST’s 3½-acre campus. Collectively, these resources provide a learning environment that allows for valid, meaningful scientific research using a wide variety of technologies, helping students become continuous learners with science, math, and technology skills equipped for the 21st Century.
New Jersey State Department of Education Awards
NJ Governor's School of Excellence Award
NJ Best Practice Awards - Nine awards for exemplary educational practice
NJ STAR School of Excellence - Three time award winner
US Department of Education: New American High School Award
National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence – Two-time award winner, latest in 2013
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc): Excellence in Action Award 2015 - Best US STEM Education Program for Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Intel Schools of Distinction
Intel-Scholastic 21st Schools of Distinction Finalist Intel Innovation in Education
Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School Award: Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence 2011
2016 International Technology and Engineering Educators Association: Recognized internationally for program excellence in technology and engineering.
Grants for Interactive Herbarium Program: Hipp Grant 2012, First Energy Grant 2012; Hipp Continuation Grant 2013
Technology Student Association (TSA) - Two 1st Place winners & Two 3rd Place winners at State Conference
TSA National Conference – one top ten finalist.
TSA Achievement Awards: 10 Gold, 12 Silver & 12 Bronze Awards
Ranked #16 among all NJ High Schools - US News & World Report, 2015
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools accreditation for seven years 2015-2022
Key Club – Lieutenant Governor District 8 - Seven Distinguished Officers 2013
Awards: 1st Place Major Theme & Emphasis Competition
Cooperative mentoring with Rider University, Richard Stockton College of NJ, Georgian Court College, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, US Coast Guard, National Park Service, Clean Ocean Action, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium
The Class of 2013 received approximately $ 17,861,800.00 in scholarships/academy appointments
Eleven National Merit Commended Scholars, One student attend American Legion Girls State
New Jersey Academy of Science two 1st Place, and two 2nd Place, one 3rd Place
Monmouth Junior Science Symposium one 3rd Place winner, Delaware Valley Science Fair awards: two 1st Place, three 2nd place
National Ocean Science Bowl 2nd Place Nationally in "Living on an Ocean Planet" video competition
NJEA Classroom Close-Up three shows: Interactive Herbarium Sequence 1, After Sandy Sequence 2 and MAST Graduation Sequence # 3
NJEA Classroom Close-Up Award: MAST was chosen as representatives for the 20th Anniversary of the NJ Envirothon Competition they took 1st Place in soil conservation.
New Jersey’s Top Performing High Schools
New Jersey’s Top Performing Vocational Schools