The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation has given $8 million to help construct a new building to house the Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) Performing Arts Academy (PAA) on OCC’s Main Campus in Toms River. The PAA is a full-time high school administered by OCVTS that is geared toward students who wish to excel in the performing arts.
The PAA is a specialized, public high school program that concentrates heavily on the performing arts, including dance, music, and theatre, serving students in 9th-12th grades from all of Ocean County. High school students enrolled at the PAA will also be able to enroll in college courses allowing students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students will have the opportunity to graduate with both a high school diploma and an OCC associate degree.