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What is the entrance exam like?

A lot of prospective students wonder what they should study for the entrance exam. Our answer is simple, you really shouldn’t worry about studying anything at all. The Middlesex County Academy’s entrance exam only tries to determine how well each

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What do you do in Civil and Mechanical Engineering?

In the Civil/Mechanical Engineering major (CMET) at the Middlesex County Academy, many hands-on activities, such as product analysis, run in parallel with learning about manufacturing processes, nanotechnology, and more. Freshman Year: Engineering Design overview, Drafting, Manufacturing Process, Project Scheduling, Nanotechnology,

Posted in Engineering, Questions

What foreign languages are offered?

Only Spanish. All Academy students are required to take at least two years of Spanish, with the option to take a third year as their Junior year elective. Because the Academy is such a small school, no other languages are

Posted in Academics, Questions

What do you do for gym?

If you’ve visited the Middlesex County Academy, you may have noticed that the building doesn’t have its own gym. Instead, the Academy uses Middlesex County College’s gym for its physical education classes. At the start of class, students walk with

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What are the students like?

To be honest, there is no “typical” Academy student. The Academy’s student body is a diverse group of students with various interests and hobbies. That said, there are a few qualities that most of us share. In general, Academy students

Posted in Questions, The Students

What do you do in Electrical and Computer Engineering?

In the Electrical and Computer Engineering major (ECET) at the Middlesex County Academy, we touch on a variety of topics ranging from basic computer programming to advanced electrical circuits. Freshman Year: Boolean logic, basic C++ programming, and DC Circuit Analysis.

Posted in Engineering, Questions

What clubs do you have?

The Academy has a variety of clubs and organizations primarily run by the students, but with faculty advisors. We have many leadership opportunities (Student Council, Peer Tutoring), community service opportunities (Interact, Red Cross Club), and competitive academic opportunities (Math League,

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Are there women?

A common question about The Academy is whether or not the environment promotes women’s education. Although many STEM occupations, including engineering, have historically been more populated by men, The Academy is one of the institutions that is responsible for shifting

Posted in Questions, The Students

Do I need previous experience with engineering?

Nope. Most students who enter the Middlesex County Academy do not have previous experience with engineering, and no experience is required before entering. In students’ freshman year, they spend their first two marking periods in an exploratory program, where they

Posted in Engineering, Questions

How do students get to the school each day?

As a magnet school, the Middlesex County Academy pulls students from most public school districts in Middlesex County. Each district is required to provide transportation for their students to attend the Academy, typically in the form of a school bus

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