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SCESC New Dawn Academy

New Dawn Academy is a therapeutic alternative learning environment for students needing preventative care and psychological services. The program's goal is for our students to develop the necessary skills for long term success in all aspects of their life. We have created a culture of engaging, enriching, and positive learning in a supportive, small classroom setting.
In partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, within the daily school routine, wrap-around therapeutic supports and coping skills development are provided. Mental Health Clinicians, with the guidance of a psychiatrist, design a treatment plan targeting the specific mental health needs of each student. In addition to counseling services, after school supports are also available where needed.
General Education – Grades 6-12
Secure, Nurturing Classes
Flexible, Individualized Instruction
Integrated Therapeutic Supports
Mentoring, Peer Support, and Youth Development
Activities & Field Trips
Individual, Family, and Group Counseling
Substance Use or Dependency Counseling
Psychiatric Consultation and Evaluation
Medication Management
Crisis Intervention
Character Development
Unified Recovery Plan
Reduced Home Instruction
High School Graduation Opportunity
Post-Secondary Endeavors

News & Announcements

Finished Interior of the Bus

SCESC Students Create Library for Ghana

After years of work, students at the Somerset County Educational Services Commission have finished converting a 54-passenger school bus into a mobile library to be shipped to Ghana, Africa, to provide educational support to villages in that region. Please click through to read more!
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SCESC Blue and White Original Logo. Cog and Spoke Design.

New Website is Here!

Welcome to the new SCESC Website! Please bear with us as we bring more features and access to you over the coming weeks!
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About Us

The Somerset County Educational Services Commission (SCESC) is a public educational agency, established under New Jersey Statute Title 18A, serving as the catalyst for cooperative education, administration, and financing. Since 1978, SCESC consistently grows and adapts its programs and services to meet the ever changing needs of school districts and their students.