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Point Pleasant Beach High School

The Few, The Proud, The Beach

Testing Dates 2017

Thursday January 12; Thursday Feb 9; Thursday March 9; and Thursday April 13, 2017

What Is It? The New Jersey Science League was begun in 1962, by a professor from FDU, originally as a Chemistry competition.   Open to all public and private schools in the state, NJSL today provides a friendly forum in which science students can meet and compete for statewide recognition in a variety of science topics.  The Point Pleasant Beach Science League Team has been participating for 16 years, and is coordinated and advised by Ms. Leslie Bridge.

This year, students will be competing in a variety of topics: Bio I, Chem I, Physics as well as in second-year (AP) sciences Bio II, Chem II and Physics C.

League Website

How it works: 130+ high schools from all over the state are registered to compete.  The schools are grouped into areas.  We are in Area 25 and we meet at Jackson Liberty HS to compete with Manasquan, Jackson Liberty, Jackson Memorial, Lakewood and Pt. Pleasant Boro high schools.  From there, team scores are reported to a central office where teams as well as individual student scores can be ranked. 
Certificates and plaques are awarded after the last of four competitions every year.

Based on the scoring of the four 2016 competitions, our final Team Rankings were as follows:

 subject area
 Area 25
rank
 state
rank
 number of competing
schools in state
 Biology I
 1st 63 129
 Biology II (AP)
 1st 61 124
 Chemistry I
 T 3rd
 72 133
 Chemistry II (AP)
 2nd 66 123
 Physics 2nd 41 92
 Physics C (AP)
 1st 37 69

What the Test is About: Each discipline has a slightly different test. For instance, calculators are encouraged for the Chemistry and Physics tests because they emphasize mathematical problems and formulas. All tests are in multiple choice format and are scored on-site.
Test topics vary from month-to-month. Students have 50 minutes to complete the test.
 

How We Get the Teams: Each school can compete with a team of four students per subject area.  For their participation, and for putting in the extra time after school, these students are rewarded with extra credit points in their classes. For the most part, students can be nominated by their teachers.  This is a mandatory part of the Gifted and Talented Program, however interested non-G&T students can participate upon request, provided there are openings.

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