The mission of the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies is to offer a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum that provides the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge that are prerequisites for success in engineering.
The Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (MCASMET) operates under the auspices of the Middlesex County Vocational Technical School District. In the mid-nineties the Middlesex County Vocational Technical Schools conducted an investigation of their ability to provide the type of career preparation needed for the next century. With the approach of the 21st century and the revolution in technological advancements, it was imperative that students were prepared with the workplace readiness skills they would need to succeed in the future. One of the major factors assessed was the academic and technical level of vocational and technical career programs. It became clear that higher level technical and academic courses needed to be offered in the district if we were to serve the career preparation needs of the college bound student who would enter STEM careers. Therefore, in September 2000 the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies opened its doors and provided county residents with a program that addressed rigorous academic requirements leading to a career path in a STEM area.
The Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, located on the campus of Middlesex County College, is a highly focused four-year full time program for Middlesex County’s students. Career interests are concentrated on science, mathematics, and engineering technologies that include civil, mechanical, electronic and computer engineering. Studies are multi-disciplinary with technology integrated throughout each program. Students are afforded the opportunity to earn college credits through the Middlesex County College High School Scholars program. All students who apply participate in a selective admissions process. The process considers elementary/middle school grades, standardized test scores, and MCASMET developed assessment in language arts and mathematics. Students must successfully complete 160 credits prior to graduation. The number of applicants to the Academy has increased each year since the school’s inception in September 2000, and each subsequent year reflects a strong competition for a very limited number of seats.