Academy360 Upper School is an NJ State Board of Education Approved Private School for students in high school through age 21 with autism and related disabilities. Our curriculum emphasizes academics, incorporating real-world experiences and life and social skills training to support students in all areas of development. Young adults age 18 to 21 focus on transitioning to independence.
We build on foundational skills while focusing on the specialized support services, strong academics, life skills and career development services students need. With the addition of special areas including art, music and video production, as well as sports and enrichment clubs, Academy360 Upper School students discover a community that’s right for them.
We also provide services for students who need a more traditional self-contained classroom environment.
Our Young Adult Program (YAP) offers students age 18-21 a full day program which supports transition into adulthood. YAP students receive the tools they need to become as independent as possible through integrated, community-based learning opportunities. Our goal is to ensure a seamless transition from the security of the school environment to the increased choice and self-direction that comes with adulthood.
Students graduate with the necessary linkages to post-secondary supports.
- Community based instruction: curriculum-driven outings to increase independence in community settings
- NJ TIP travel training
- Focus on daily living skills
- Continued career instruction
- Adult education and monthly socials for students and alumni
- Preparation for post-YAP plans