• Admission Information for In-District Applicants.  (Out-of-District Choice applicants should click here.)
    • Admission to the Magnet and IB Programs is competitive.
    • In-district students are given priority in the admissions process.
    • After qualified in-district students have been admitted, the remaining seats will be offered to qualified out-of-district choice candidates.
    • The admissions criteria for in-district and choice candidates are identical.
    • All applications are reviewed by a districtwide Admissions Committee.
    • Complete all required information and then submit the online application. 
    • Supporting documentation and recommendations should be sent electronically from your current school via the application process.  The district is no longer accepting paper forms. 
    • Magnet/IB Application Instructions for Fall 2024
    • The application for Fall 2024 was due on December 1, 2023.  Late applications will not be accepted.  In-District students who missed the application deadline should contact Dr. Zoeller at nzoeller@mhrd.org


    2024-2025 Admissions Deadlines
    1. Complete the MHRD Online Application and submit, along with a copy of your IEP, ISP,  or 504 plan (if applicable) by December 1st.  
    2. Submit Magnet or IB Supplemental Materials and records by December 1st (These forms will be submitted electronically).
    3. Admissions testing for the Magnet/IB Programs will take place at Morris Hills High School on your selected test date.  (You will be able to choose a test date when you apply.  All test dates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.) Applicants can submit the application without completing the recommendation section; the recommendation section can be submitted separately if needed.
    4. Decisions will be emailed out by December 21st.
    The Magnet Program
    The Math and Science Magnet Program is a four-year honors program that provides a challenging and focused math/science course sequence where students will invent, design, and conduct original research projects that will yield a cumulative and sound argument. Students will pick an area of specialization as well as free electives from a broad range of other disciplines. The Research Based Analysis/AP Capstone course sequence will allow students the opportunity to work with experts in the field while pursuing their individual areas of interest in applied mathematics and science. Students from any of the four sending districts may apply to become Magnet students at Morris Hills High School in their 8th-grade year. Out-of-district students may also be admitted to the Magnet Program through School Choice.  Students will participate in a competitive admissions process. 
    For more information on the Magnet Program, click here
    International Baccalaureate Program
    The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is an internationally recognized and respected rigorous course of study focused on international mindedness, concurrency of learning, and community service. Students accepted into the IB Diploma Program will take a series of IB courses in 6 areas of study (English, World Language, Individuals and Societies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Experimental Sciences, and the Arts/Electives) in their junior and senior years. Students from any of the four sending districts may apply to become IB Diploma students at Morris Knolls High School in their 8th grade year. Out-of-district students may also be admitted to the IB Program through School Choice. Students will participate in a competitive admissions process. 
    For more information on the IB Program, click here.   
    Information Sessions for Students Entering in the 2024-2025 School Year:
    The district hosted two in-person information sessions this fall:
    Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 7 PM in the Morris Knolls High School Auditorium (50 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ)   
    Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 7 PM in the Morris Hills High School Auditorium (520 West Main Street, Rockaway, NJ)   
    Both sessions are identical.  If you were unable to attend, presentations can be found below: