ABOUT CHANCELLOR ACADEMY
Welcome to Chancellor Academy!
Chancellor Academy is a middle school / high school that is an Approved Private School for Students with Disabilities, APSSD, licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Since 1983, Chancellor Academy has been a place where highly-proficient public school special education service departments, as well as efficient and effective child advocates and parent/guardians have turned to for an appropriate educational placement for a wide range of middle school and high school special needs students. We are fully approved to serve as an out-of-district placement.
We have had our students and school recognized on local, state, and national levels in various areas including the music and arts programs, innovative science programs, the worldwide Odyssey of the Mind competition, and others.
As you read through this web site, you will find information on our excellent student/teacher and student/counselor ratios, as well as our many unmatched programs. Below you will find our mission statement, as well as the history of our school.
We look forward to working with you and your child!
Christopher Pagano, Director
Kevin McNaught, Executive Director
Our Philosophy and Mission Statement
Chancellor Academy is a New Jersey Approved Private School for Students with Disabilities (APSSD) that serves nontraditional 6th-12th grade students from diverse communities who have been unable to achieve success in reaching their true potential in other educational settings
The Mission of Chancellor Academy is to provide clinical care and individualized instruction to assist students in acquiring the necessary skills, attitudes, opportunities and experiences so that they may mature emotionally, develop socially, and progress academically according to their level of ability in order to become productive global citizens.
Our Belief Statements and Core Values
We believe that our students will learn and grow to their fullest potential in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.
We believe that emotional growth is as important to a student’s education as academic progress.
We believe that we should respect the individuality of each student and protect his or her self-esteem at all times.
We believe that open and productive communication between the student, the family and the school is essential to student success.
We believe that we must teach students to appreciate, accept and understand the differences in the peoples and cultures of the world.
We believe that each student is a unique individual who possesses both dignity and worth and is entitled to an equal opportunity to succeed.
We believe that through participation in community service activities students will develop the qualities of good citizenship and make a positive contribution to society.
We believe students must feel safe in order to take chances and risk failure as a prerequisite to growth.
We believe that it is Chancellor's responsibility to provide individualized academic instruction to meet the specific learning needs of our students.
We believe that real life experiences provide invaluable growth and insight to prepare students for 21st century careers.
Profile of Our Graduates:
Foundation Knowledge and Skills
The Chancellor Academy graduate should possess a solid academic foundation in the areas of language arts/literacy, mathematics, the sciences, United States and world history, Spanish language, physical education and health, technology, career awareness and the arts.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be able to think critically, to solve problems, and to apply their foundation knowledge and skills to real life situations.
The Chancellor Academy graduate will develop and improve his/her interpersonal communication skills.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be able to express his or her feelings in a calm, appropriate manner and to resolve conflicts in a satisfactory manner.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be able to develop and maintain positive relationships with peers, authority figures and others.
Career Readiness Skills
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be ready to make the transition to post-secondary endeavors.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should demonstrate reliability, a professional demeanor, and a positive work ethic.
The Chancellor Academy graduate will be able to develop a resume, utilize a variety of career search engines, seek employment, be prepared to successfully participate in all interview scenarios, responsibly meet all career/educational expectations to maintain employment, and continue their academic growth.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should utilize all constructive guidance to continue their emotional, educational, and career growth.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should demonstrate self-control, respect for self and others, pride, and responsibility for his/her actions.
The Chancellor Academy graduate will be able to make ethical decisions and choices and to accept the consequences of the choices he/she makes.
Technology Knowledge and Skills
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be able to use technology for a variety of purposes including research and career exploration.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be able to apply technology skills to everyday life situations.
Citizenship Qualities and Skills
The Chancellor Academy graduate will be able to contribute positively to the community, engage in community service, and be a role model to younger peers.
The Chancellor Academy graduate should be respectful of the rights and property of others, and be accepting of cultural and individual differences.
For over thirty years, we have provided educational service to non-traditional 6th-12th grade students from diverse communities who have been unable to achieve success in reaching their true potential in other educational settings.
We implement a student’s Individual Educational Plan, including behavior modification and management programs, in accordance with the Laws of the United States and the State of New Jersey and in cooperation with the student’s Child Study Team and their Parent(s) / Guardian(s).
Our curriculum fulfills New Jersey's requirements for high school graduation.
We are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to administer New Jersey State Assessments with modifications and accommodations and by the College Board to administer the PSAT and SAT with modifications and accommodations.