Welcome to Orange Glen High School! It was a privilege to be selected as principal of OG in 2016 and I am honored to be working with a team highly committed to preparing every student for a bright future. For over 50 years, “Patriot Pride” has resounded on campus, as well as in the community. Thanks to the efforts and support of staff, families, alumni, business leaders and others, Orange Glen can celebrate many accomplishments.
At Orange Glen, you will find a wide range of programs, activities and opportunities for students to explore and develop as they prepare to become college and career ready. Whether it be in the nationally recognized AVID program, strong College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) courses, the highly decorated NJROTCs, or as a member of a team (such as the Elite 8 Basketball team) students are actively learning the value of striving to do their very best.
Parents continue to be an integral part in the personal and career success of all students. Recently, a Parent Center opened on campus offering a variety of workshops, ESL classes, Parents Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) and more. We invite you to participate as we work together to help our youth navigate the challenges, choices, consequences and responsibilities of growing up in today’s world.
While we are very proud of recently earning the maximum six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), our work is never done. We remain focused on providing a safe, quality learning environment at Orange Glen in which students can strive to reach their own unique goals.
It is gratifying to witness the joy OG students display when learning they have mastered a difficult math concept, earned a prestigious scholarship, overcome obstacles in their personal lives, or received acceptance to an Ivy League College. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the Orange Glen family and helping to shape the future of our students and community.
Freshman Nathan Kells Featured in Union TribuneFeatured Photo
"Tuesday afternoon, Orange Glen freshman right-hander Nathan Kells struck out seven, walked only one, and got nine outs on grounders in no-hitting Rock Academy, 7-0." Read more by clicking on the link!
Culinary Arts Department Featured on Fox 5 NewsFeatured Photo
Congratulations to our Culinary Arts Department! If you see any of our students who won the UberEats contest, please be sure to congratulate them and make sure that you order a Tres Amigos Burrito this week! Teachers Kristi Sovacool and Laura Gardner will appear later on Fox 5 News.
Please join me in congratulating Carla for being selected as the March Student-of-the-Month for the English department! Carla demonstrates incredible resilience, elevated intellect, and presents and a student with unmatched character and determination. She is an excellent example of what it means to be have Patriot Pride. Congrats, Carla!
Congratulations, Jacob, for representing Orange Glen as an exceptional student athlete. Jacob has been a standout athlete for the baseball team. He also helped teammate Nathan Kells complete a no hitter!
Mr. Cruz is a standout in the Foreign Language Department at Orange Glen. He teaches Spanish 2, and AP Spanish Lit. He is consistently the first teacher on campus, and strives to better all of his students. This is the second straight Teacher of the Month Award to the Foreign Language Department. Gracias Senor Cruz!