VTHS Freshman Academy

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation

Wednesday, Aug. 24th, 10:30am

1832 County Road 565

Vernon Township, NJ

The first day of school is just around the corner! Come to VTHS to tour your schedule, test your locker and enjoy time with your classmates. Orientation is from 10:30 am- 1:00 pm. Bus routes will be running for pick up and drop off and lunch is provided. Hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Please click the link above for summer orientation bus routes

About Freshman Academy

Our goal is to make your transition to high school as smooth as possible and to help you feel more comfortable while achieving academic success in your first year at VTHS. During your freshman year, you will be immersed in a team-centered environment where your teachers, counselors, and administrators are committed to creating a positive and successful high school experience. Not only will you be learning about the various subject areas, but also John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and the lessons that support our VTHS Freshman Academy philosophy.

Advice from Peers

Check out the video below to hear how students from the class of 2025 felt about their freshman year!
Freshman Academy Advice Class of 2025

Freshman Academy Teachers

Mr. Joseph Byrne

Math Department

B.S. Education, M.A. Education

11 years in education

Mrs. Kelly De Araujo

English and Special Education Departments

B.S.E English and Special Education, M.Ed. in Reading

​14 years in education

Mr. John Getz

Math Department

B.A. Math, M.A. Education

31 years in education

Mrs. Erin Hill

English Department

B.A. English, M.S. Educational Technology

24 years in education

Ms. Ashley Iliff

Science and Special Education Department

B.A. Science

5 years in education

Mrs. Maryellen Moran

English Department

B.A. English, M.S. Educational Technology

18 years in education

Mr. Jeremy Pratt

Math and Special Education Departments

B.A. Communication Sciences, M.A. Special Education

20 years in education

Mrs. Kristy Riegler

History and Special Education Departments

B.A. Teacher of the Handicapped

17 years in education

Mrs. Ellie Ufferfilge

History Department

B.A. History

14 years in education