C.A.R.E.S./ Credit Recovery

C.A.R.E.S. (Creating Alternate Routes for Educational Success)
  • Alternate Program of New Brunswick High School located at the New Brunswick Adult Learning Center.
  • Regular High School Diploma.
  • Five credits classes meet 2 hours and 40 minutes a day.
  • Cycles are 45 days.Credit is granted after each cycle.
  • Students attend at least 4 hours (7.5 credits) a day.
  • Students may take 9 hours 40 minutes of classes (15 credits) a day.
  • C.A.R.E.S. follows NB High School Curriculum.
  • Class size is usually less than 15 students.
  • Average age is 18.5 years old.
 Credit Recovery
Evening classes for New Brunswick High School and C.A.R.E.S. students. Usually reserved for Seniors and Juniors. Classes meet 40 sessions each cycle. Between 25 and 40 NBHS students attend per cycle.

C.A.R.E.S. Strategies

  • Flexible scheduling. 
  • Opportunities to make up missed (absences) time.
  • Small class size.
  • Individual Instruction (scaffold-ed and differentiated).
  • One class at a time approach.
  • Mastery learning.
  • Project Based learning.
  • Hands on learning.
  • Performance Based assessments.
  • Online learning used to enhance and extend classroom instruction. 
  • Dedicated faculty. 
  • Lunch and Learn.
  • Daily common planning time.
  • Kid Talk.
  • Individualized Student Data.


The JAG program consists of a comprehensive set of services designed to keep young people in school through graduation and improve the rate of success in achieving education and career goals. The ultimate goal is for participants to receive a High School Diploma ( or equivalent), secure a quality entry-level job in the workforce, pursue a post secondary education, and/or seek career advancement opportunities.  

High School Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation every New Brunswick High School student must successfully complete the following course credit requirements:
               Courses                                            Years             Credits
English/ESL 4             20 
Mathematics  3 15 
Physical Education/Health  4 20 
Science  3 15 
Social Studies (2 US History and 1 WH  3 15 
Visual and Performing Arts   5
21st Century life & Careers    5
World Language  1
Half year of financial Literacy   2.5
Additional Electives/Courses   17.5
    Total Credits 120