Just as high school seniors are donning their caps and gowns and other students are finishing finals and anticipating summer vaca, Newsweek magazine has come out with its annual list of the country’s best high schools. Each year, Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced-placement college-level courses and tests. This year the list includes 1,600 schools. Ridge High School in Bernards, at No. 194, ranked highest on the list of New Jersey comprehensive high schools that don’t require special admittance. A total of 63 New Jersey schools made the list. Several New Jersey schools made the magazine’s list of the most selective high schools in the country, including Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, High Tech High School in North Bergen, Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains and Biotechnology High School in Freehold. To read more on the rankings, visit http://www.newsweek.com.