Accessed June 23, 2008.] [ [http://www.nj.com/news/reportcard/index.ssf?/str/reportcards/rankings/print.asp?frmsql=select+dist%5Fcod%2C+sch%5Fcode%2Cco%5Fname%2C+ldistric%2C+lname%2Ctested+%2C+allpasse++as+target+from+testcube+where+sgroup+%3D+%27aTotal%27+and+year+%3D+%270506%27+and+testprg+%3D+%27SAT%27+and+subject+%3D+%27SAT+Total%27+and+tested+%3E%3D+0+and+level+%3D+%27s%27+Order+by+allpasse+desc%2C+tested+desc&frmcounty=Statewide&frmgroup=aTotal&frmyear=0506&frmtest=SAT&frmsubject=SAT%20Total&frmdfg=All&frmtested=0&frmmeasure=allpasse 2005-06 School Test Score Rankings] , "The Star-Ledger". [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3JmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MTg0Njc5 " A 'Daily Show' crew visits Iraq"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", August 23, 2007. portsThe Academies shares its sports program with the Bergen County Technical High School. For boys, offerings also include football and wrestling. [ [http://my.highschooljournalism.org/nj/hackensack/bca/ FreshAngles on My High School Journalism] , accessed April 23, 2007.] For the 1997 - 1998 school year, AAST was cited by the New Jersey Department of Education as a Star School. [Fabiano, Giovanna. “Actually, we did had a student, Theo Matthews, who received an offer from Harvard, but he turned it down to go to Stanford!”. [ [http://my.highschooljournalism.org/nj/hackensack/bca/ FreshAngles on My High School Journalism] , accessed April 23, 2007.] Charlie Keohane, a business teacher in the inaugural class of 2002, agrees. [ [http://www.nj.com/news/reportcard/index.ssf?/str/reportcards/rankings/print.asp?frmsql=select+dist%5Fcod%2C+sch%5Fcode%2Cco%5Fname%2C+ldistric%2C+lname%2Ctested+%2C+allpasse++as+target+from+testcube+where+sgroup+%3D+%27aTotal%27+and+year+%3D+%270506%27+and+testprg+%3D+%27SAT%27+and+subject+%3D+%27SAT+Total%27+and+tested+%3E%3D+0+and+level+%3D+%27s%27+Order+by+allpasse+desc%2C+tested+desc&frmcounty=Statewide&frmgroup=aTotal&frmyear=0506&frmtest=SAT&frmsubject=SAT%20Total&frmdfg=All&frmtested=0&frmmeasure=allpasse 2005-06 School Test Score Rankings] , "The Star-Ledger". [ [http://my.highschooljournalism.org/nj/hackensack/bca/ FreshAngles on My High School Journalism] , accessed April 23, 2007. Students in the Business Academy take extra courses in economics, management, SAP Technology, business ethics, and the rigorous IB curriculum.The Academy for Medical Science Technology (AMST)Students in this academy take more biology courses than other BCA students. There is an effort underway to diversify classes by mixing the different academies. [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/2006/2006-schools.html#nj No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools in 2006] , accessed September 29, 2006.] The school reports that there are "4 or 5 districts where this is a problem. Since its inception, the team has been coached by Joseph Holbrook, who is also the chair of the mathematics department. Its students are well-prepared for careers as computer programmers, software engineers, networking technicians, and other computer-related professions. Students are encouraged to come to practices and participate with the team in high school math competitions.The AAST Math Team participates in competitions such as the AMCs, AIME, USAMO, Mandelbrot, Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, and ARML. Over one hundred electives of diverse fields are offered and most are available to all students. The Bergen County Academies Concert and Chamber Choirs have won excellent ratings and awards at local and national competitions under Dr. Patrick D. Finley. Classes meet variably every day. For the 1997 - 1998 school year, AAST was cited by the New Jersey Department of Education as a Star School. [ [http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/2006/2006-schools.html#nj No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools in 2006] , accessed September 29, 2006.] [Fabiano, Giovanna. There is an effort underway to diversify classes by mixing the different academies. Students from the chapter perform many activities and attend local, regional, and national conferences on human rights. The boys soccer team advanced to the 2006 state tournament, winning in the first round before losing to Memorial High School in the semifinal game. Accessed June 23, 2008.] This academy celebrated ten years of excellence in 2006-07. In 2005-06, BCA averaged a 2015 combined SAT score, second-highest statewide. [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1MyZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzE4NTYxMyZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTI= "Tech whiz cracks code tying it to AT&T network"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", August 24, 2007, accessed August 24, 2007] *Harry Altman, class of 2005, appeared in the documentary Spellbound*Kaavya Viswanathan, class of 2004, author of the controversial novel entitled "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life". Designed for the exceptionally well-prepared student, this course covers material that is two years beyond the curriculum of BC Calculus. [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20010516003629/www.freshangles.com/newsite/ Teenvoice.com redirects to FreshAngles.com] , archived May 16, 2001, accessed from archive April 23, 2007.] Prior to the 2007-2008 academic year, the full school day lasted from 8:00 am to 4:10 pm and began with a 10-minute IGS followed by 24 modules (commonly referred to as "mods") that last 17 minutes; there were 3 minutes after each mod. Limits are held on the number of students that can be accepted from each district, with the limit being based on the size of the high school. In 2000, Women Express, Inc., publisher of " [http://www.teenvoices.com Teen Voices] " magazine, threatened with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using the name Teenvoice, so the name of the website changed to FreshAngles on May 9 2001. Much of the AAST model, including the 6-mod project period on Wednesday, has been adopted by the other academies.The Academy for Engineering and Design Technology (AEDT)This academy's core curriculum is similar to that of AAST. Several of these districts threatened to withdraw funding from the program. Chef John Branda, who worked in the food service industry for 30 years, was the saucier at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and co-owned an upscale Fair Lawn, New Jersey restaurant. HACKENSACK, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Junior-Senior High School hosted the 79th annual commencement ceremonies Wednesday evening at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack. Students are encouraged to come to practices and participate with the team in high school math competitions.The AAST Math Team participates in competitions such as the AMCs, AIME, USAMO, Mandelbrot, Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, and ARML. The boys' teams, called the Bergen Tech Knights, and the girls' teams, the Bergen Tech Lady Knights, have formerly played in the BCSL Olympic athletic conference. AcademicsThere are eighteen academic departments of BCA: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Culinary Arts, Engineering, English, Health/PE, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Studio Arts and Graphic Communications, Technology, Theater Arts, Senior Experience, Visual Arts, and World Languages. The Academies have a Model UN program consisting of their own Model UN conference, called [http://www.academymodelun.org/ AMUN] and the Academies Model United Nations Team, which has won Best Delegation at [http://www.yale.edu/yira/ymun/index.htm Yale] , [http://www.pmunc.org/ Princeton] , [http://www.wamunc.com/ GWU] , and [http://www.bosmun.org/ MIT/BU] , and garnered numerous individual delegate awards.The Academies' Quizbowl team qualified to compete again in a national championship in 2007. Students report to their elected clubs during the last three mods on Wednesday.In 2005, Superintendent Robert Aloia suggested a new scheduling scheme be implemented.