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A Therapeutic High School that restores.

Accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Academic Curriculums

Tailored curriculum dedicated to meeting the specialized needs for our NJ students.

New Alliance Academy, working closely with the school district, uses a flexible model in which curriculum is tailored for each student according to their age, educational experience, cognitive abilities and school history. This can take into account areas in which they excel as well as gaps in previous schooling. All academic courses are facilitated by New Jersey Certified teachers and are aligned to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and Common Core State Standards.  

Block Scheduling

At New Alliance Academy, we believe variety and in-depth study heighten the educational experience of our students. Each academic course meets for 65  minutes three times a week or for 50 minutes  four times a week.   Each weekday is different.

This research-supported approach to learning allows teachers and students to go deeper into course material, focus on essential questions and thoroughly practice new skills. The schedule allows more time for experiencing the novel in English, the lab in science and the debate in history. New Alliance Academy students develop 21st century learning skills like inquiry and problem solving that encourage teamwork and respect for the contributions of all.

Extra-Curricular Activities

At New Alliance Academy, a student's interests and talents beyond academics are also nourished through electives. Students may also be able to work on independent study projects, participate in work study, take college courses and travel beyond school boundaries for enrichment opportunities. 

All New Alliance Academy students are encouraged to participate in their school district's extra-curricular activities, including team and intramural sports.

Mathematics

New Alliance Academy students engage in problem solving, reasoning and proof, representation and making mathematical connections. Prior mathematical knowledge is reinforced to enhance fluency. Problem solving helps students see mathematics as sensible and relevant. Courses begin with Pre-Algebra and can extend to Calculus.
 

English

English at New Alliance Academy promotes thoughtful engagement with literary and informational texts to build knowledge, enlarge experience and broaden worldviews. Students engage in the cogent reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and responsible citizenship. 
 

Science

Students understand that science is an evidence-based, model building enterprise.  Courses include biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics, as well as the electives bio-ethics and anatomy and physiology.  All New Alliance Academy science courses promote active investigation and participation in research groups.
 

Social Studies

Students at New Alliance Academy think analytically about how cultures, governments, economies and environments of both past and present shape our heritage as citizens of America and the world. New Alliance Academy students value diversity and gain skills to make informed decisions in their communities that reflect core democratic values.
 

World Languages  

Rosetta Stone and Powerspeak courses are individualized, self-paced, interactive and aligned with state standards. These online courses are blended with face-to-face one to one mentoring to provide a new technology-rich way of learning. Languages offered include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. 
 

Independent Study with Mentor and Community Service

When students find a topic of special interest, New Alliance Academy offers the empowering chance to engage in deeper exploration facilitated by an academic mentor. Special interest topics have included psychology, sociology and life management skills. Service to the school and the larger community is encouraged and facilitated by the staff.
 

Physical Education and Health

Students focus on taking personal responsibility for one’s health through an active, healthy lifestyle that fosters a lifelong commitment to wellness. The indoor classes of our P.E. program take place right in our building at Gold’s Gym, to which each student receives a membership.
 

Driver’s Education

By sophomore year, students are given the opportunity to gain their 30 hours of instruction and take the NJDMV test to obtain their driving learner’s permit.
 

Electives

Afternoons are dedicated to arts and expression, exploration of contemporary topics and independent study with mentors. With an extensive array of electives, New Alliance Academy students are given the opportunity to explore their talents.
 
New Alliance Academy offers professional college counseling centering on junior and senior years. 
 
Our counselor, Marty Desatnick, Ed.D., has a doctorate in Special Education and Educational Leadership. Dr. Desatnick guides our students and their parents through the process of choosing and applying to the right college. He advises about numerous scholarships and other ways to defray college costs. Dr. Desatnick is available to families throughout the school year.
 
New Alliance Academy's transitional services include selection of colleges as well as College Board and/or ACT test accommodations and the PSAT test. New Alliance Academy is a College Board National Test Center.
 
Our required Senior Seminar includes team-building, leadership skills, practice in resume writing and interviewing and financial literacy and readies our soon-to-be graduates for their next steps.
 
 
Read more about the admission process or call (201) 225-0046 to learn about our next Open House.