Mercer County

Mercer County

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8th Grade Shadow Days

Learn more about our full-time academies by shadowing a current student.


Interested in one of our full-time academy programs?  Reserve a space at an upcoming 8th Grade Shadow Day!  This event is offered to prospective students who want to spend time at the Academy of Culinary Arts, Health Science Academy or STEM Academy. You can sit in on classes and meet our current students and staff.  This experience will give you a taste of what it would be like to attend one of our academy programs.

Online registration is required, but not guaranteed. Space is limited to 10 students per day at the Health Science Academy and STEM Academy.

  • September 18, 20
  • October 10, 19, 27
  • November 7, 16, 28
  • December 5, 13, 21
  • January 4, 12, 26

8th Grade Shadow Day Registration links 



ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS visitations need not coincide with the designated Shadow Days above.  Please call Admissions at 609-438-0109 x4444 to schedule a visit. These visits can take place in the morning or afternoon at the Arthur R. Sypek Center. Visits must be scheduled in advance.

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY visitors should be dropped off at the Assunpink Center by 8:30am and must be picked up by 10:45am. Upon arrival, students should check-in at the Main Office. The Assunpink Center is located at 1085 Old Trenton Road, Trenton, NJ 08690.

STEM ACADEMY visitors should be dropped off at Mercer County Community College by 8:30am and must be picked up by 10:45am. Upon arrival at MCCC, parents may park in the Kelsey Theatre lot. Students should check-in at the Communications Building - Room 140. MCCC is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550. Click for a campus map.


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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Doug Shunk or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146


Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012


District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh or 609-438-0109


Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones or 609-586-5146


Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140


Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth or 609-586-5144


STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy or 609-570-3406


Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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