The Regional Achievement Academy (RAA) is geared towards both classified and non-classified students in grades 6 through 12 who require an alternative placement from their sending school or District. Students are placed with us for a variety of reasons: school anxiety, behavior disorders, substance abuse, school refusal, and emotional dysregulation behaviors, just to name a few.
The Regional Achievement Academy offers full year placement as well as Alternate Interim Placement (AIP). Students are placed in AIP for a variety of reasons:
- While they are suspended from their regular school
- While they are awaiting placement at another educational program
- While they are awaiting a child study team evaluation
AIP enrollment may last up to 45 days, with renewals available through administration.
The Regional Achievement Academy offers students a therapeutic setting to increase both their emotional and academic skills. RAA has two licensed Social Workers who also have experience in drug and alcohol counseling. Students receive full instruction from certified staff, with the support services of on-site counseling staff, so that they may continue their district academics, as supplied by their sending schools. All work is evaluated and forwarded to the sending district for the awarding of credits.
Once a district determines the need for a student to be placed out of the district, they may contact us via phone (732.389.5555 ext. 1000) to speak with Kathleen Miller, Principal. A Referral Packet must then be completed for each potential placement. A complete packet should be emailed to:
KMiller@moesc.org and LCeccarelli@moesc.org
The paperwork will be reviewed by Mrs. Miller and her staff (Social Workers and BCBA), and an Intake Meeting will then be scheduled to meet with the Student, Parent/Guardian, and District Representative to discuss the Program and the Student’s needs.