Bridge Year Pilot Program Information

Piscataway High School NJDOE Bridge Year Pilot Program

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Students who are in the Classes of 2021 & 2022 are eligible for consideration to participate in the New Jersey Department of Education “Bridge Year” pilot program for students in the Classes of 2021 and 2022 who wish to defer graduation from Piscataway High School to offset disruptions to learning opportunities and participation in extracurricular activities that might have resulted from the closure of schools to in-person instruction in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes participation in extracurricular activities or NJSIAA spring sports that were inaccessible due to the pandemic. Students who wish to participate in the Bridge Year must contact the Bridge Year Liaison by February 15 of their senior year. 

Bridge Year Eligibility

  • Students must be members of the Class of 2021 or Class of 2022

  • Students must have completed all PHS & NJ State graduation requirements prior to the Bridge Year

  • Students must be 19 years of age or younger during the entirety of the Bridge Year (Exception: A student with disabilities is eligible to participate if the student will turn 20 years old during the bridge year due to services provided under the student’s IEP.)

  • Students must take between 9 and 12 credits each semester; fall semester credits can be a combination of Middlesex College (formerly Middlesex County Community College) credits and PHS credits, spring semester credits must be taken at Middlesex College (Piscataway Township Schools are not responsible for financial obligations set forth by Middlesex College)

  • Students must maintain a GPA of 75% or higher during their Bridge year

  • Students must notify the Bridge Liaison of their wish to participate by February 15th of their senior year

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