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Academy of Public & International Affairs

Program Description
This Allentown High School program is focused on preparing students to be active citizens and effective leaders who have the knowledge and practical experience to make a difference in their community and in the world.  Internships and field experience would combine with in-class work in public policy, economics, domestic politics, and international relations.  All students would participate in community service, and all students would be actively involved in using the political process to bring about some change in their world.

Click here to view the Public and International Affairs Course Sequences and Recommended Activities.

Application Process
  1. For non-resident applicants, if your student is currently registered with his/her resident district, download  and complete the Notice of Intent to Participate Form.  Submit this form by December 3, 2018 to your home district or charter school and obtain a signed receipt acknowledging that you submitted the form.  Keep the receipt for your records.  By law, a resident district must be informed if a student intends to participate in the choice program.
  2. Download and complete the General Choice Application or contact the Parent Information Center to have it mailed to you.
  3. Collect the following documents:
    • An official school transcript documenting an A average for courses in Social Studies and English
    • A copy of your most recent standardized test score documenting a Language Arts score in the Advanced Proficient range
    • A teacher recommendation
    • A list of community service activities or involvements
  4. Non-resident students, please mail the General Choice Application together with all of the documents listed above no later than December 3, 2018 to:
      AHS Choice Program Coordinator
      Attention: Connie Embley, Principal
      27 High Street
      Allentown, NJ  08501
  5. Residents of UFRSD and Millstone, please return the General Choice Application no later than March 30, 2019.
  6. Following the receipt of the application and all of the documents listed above, the high school will call students in for an interview, during which they will be asked to reflect on their achievements, challenges and goals as well as on issues of importance to them locally or globally.  Students will also be asked to read an article provided by the district and respond to it in writingClick here to review the rubric used to evaluate the interview.

Allentown High School Choice CoordinatorConnie Embley, Principal
(609) 259-7292 ext. 1702

* All interested resident students who meet the admission requirements will be offered a place in this program.