Honors and Advanced Honors Academy

The Honors Academy at Weequahic High School is designed to cultivate the talents, interests and scholastic aptitude of our students with an enhanced focus on the 9th and 10th graders. The Advanced Honors Academy will lead to multiple Advanced Placement courses that will allow students to perform at a rigorous level and earn college credits. Available courses of study include: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP U.S. History and AP Physics B. Students enrolled in this Academy will receive an extended hour of instruction that will allow them to gain membership into the Pathways to College Program and The National Honor Society as well as prepare for ACT, SAT and Advanced Placement testing. In addition, to learning advanced skills, students will be exposed to the college admission process, campus tours, and various collegiate activities.

Allied Health Academy

The goal of the program is to provide preparation for multiple health careers through a curriculum emphasizing science, human and organizational elements of health care, with the opportunity to earn college credit and career oriented clinical experience(s). The program was developed by the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ). Students who successfully complete the UMDNJ course of study will have the opportunity to earn up to 22 college credits!

Through specific courses of study, students will also have the opportunity to earn one of the industry certifications listed below:

  1. Certified Home Health Aide
  2. Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  3. EKG/Telemetry Technician
  4. Phlebotomy Technician.
  5. Physical Therapy Aide Certificate Program
  6. Medical Insurance Billing Specialist
  7. CPR /First Aid/Basic Life Support/EMT-B



History of Program

Jobs for america’s graduates NJ is based on a nationally recognized school to create transitional program implemented in over 800 High Schools, alternative high schools, community colleges and middle schools across the United States. This innovative youth program is currently at Weequahic High School in Newark NJ.

JAG Objective

The ultimate objective is to provide JAG students with classroom and work based learning experiences that result in a quality job leading to a career after graduation or completion of a post-secondary education.

Mission Statement

To help young people stay in school, acquire the skills (personal, vocational, leadership) and academic achievement necessary to be successful upon graduation.