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157 West Parkway / Post Office Box 338
Pompton Plains, New Jersey 07444
Phone:   973-835-4989
Fax:       973-835-0768

Kevin McNaught, Executive Director
Christopher Pagano, Director

Chancellor Academy is a school that serves
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.

Chancellor Academy’s Mission is to ensure students acquire the necessary tools, skills, attitudes, opportunities and experiences to mature emotionally, develop socially, and progress academically according to their level of ability in order to become productive participants at home, at school and in the community.
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Chancellor Academy opened for the School Year 2014-2015 on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


Chancellor Academy was founded in 1983 as a departmentalized high school for students who are classified as eligible for special services.

Chancellor Academy

“Creating Opportunities for Success”

“Students with Special Needs have unique needs.”

We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and approved, licensed, and certified by the New Jersey Department of Education.

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 in cooperation with the student’s Child Study Team and their parent(s) / guardian(s).

Our Common Core based curriculum fulfills the New Jersey requirements for high school graduation.

We are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education to administer the NJ ASK, HSPA, APA and SRA with modifications and accommodations, and by the College Board to administer the PSAT and SAT with modifications and accommodations.

We have regularly scheduled Chancellor Academy Parent Association and Parent Support Group meetings, and we utilize frequent telephone contact and conferences to establish and maintain the vital link between the school and the home.

Our Behavior Management System promotes the achievement of the social, emotional, behavioral, and academic goals contained in each student’s IEP.

We provide specialized educational services to students with the following disorders: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Bipolar, Depression, Language, Learning, Mood, Obsessive Compulsive, Oppositional Defiant, Posttraumatic Stress, School Phobia, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Autistic continuum.

In addition to our classroom teachers, our staff includes a School Counselor, a School Social Worker, a Clinical Social Worker, a School Psychologist, a Rehabilitation Counselor, a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, a Speech Language Specialist / Pathologist, a School Occupational Therapist, and a Coordinator of Cooperative / Vocational / Technical Education.

Counselors provide weekly group counseling and social skills instruction for all students by core group and individual counseling and social skills instruction on an as needed or IEP mandated basis. Our other available related services include: Speech, Social Work, Psychological, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, and Crisis Intervention Services for the student and their family.


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