Program of Studies


Mountain Lakes High School is the flagship institution in this premiere school district in New Jersey. Our faculty promotes a supportive learning environment where every student is challenged, inspired, and empowered to cultivate the intellectual curiosity, skills, and knowledge needed to excel at college and in one’s career. In order for students to gain the most from their high school educational experience, we urge careful course planning that involves the student, his or her parents, teachers and the school counselor. This collaboration will result in a comprehensive educational program that is adapted to individual needs as well as state and local graduation requirements.

Remember that each year at MLHS may have a different focus. In 9th grade, we invest much time and effort to ensure the transition from middle school is positive and creates the right foundation for one’s years as upperclassmen.  Sophomore year is one in which students may start to explore interests by taking new electives and continue to challenge themselves academically. By 11th grade, students should be looking to complete their graduation requirements and focusing on furthering interests related to post-secondary planning. This way, as Seniors, our students are prepared for the transition to their next stage of life, including college and/or career goals.  

Above all, please plan a program that challenges you appropriately, sets realistic goals, and enables you to take advantage of the diversified offerings available. As always, all the members of the Mountain Lakes High School staff look forward to assisting you in this exciting process.

Enjoy the journey!



Lisa Cortese, Math, Science/Practical Arts Supervisor
Paul Henry, English/Fine Arts Supervisor
Darrell Fusco, Social Studies/World Language Supervisor

School Counseling Staff

Raymond Searles, Jr., Acting Director
Caroline Nicholson, College & Career Counselor
Laren Macko, Counselor
Cara Pagan, Student Assistance Counselor
Cara Pelchat, Student Assistance Counselor
Betsy Sullivan, Counselor
Maria Lindsay, Counselor
Zorica Alcott, Administrative Assistant


It is the policy of the Mountain Lakes School District to guarantee equal education opportunity to each child in the public schools. Equal education opportunity refers to all activities and programs conducted or sponsored by the school day or after regular school hours.

The district guarantees to all persons equal access to all facilities and all categories of employment in the district regardless of race, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, age, national origin or social or economic status.

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