Admissions into Collier High School -- a NJ alternative High school

We encourage parents, professionals, and interested parties to take informal tours. Contact Bob Szafranski at (732) 946-4771 ext. 240 or by email to make arrangements or more information.

Formal referrals are made through the Child Study Team.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where can I find help navigating the system to get my child placed in an alternative school? The process has been overwhelming.  
New Jersey’s special ed advocacy group, ASAH, provides comprehensive resources to help parents navigate the system. Click here for ASAH’s Private School Placement Toolbox for additional information

How diverse are the academics at Collier? 
Collier is well-equipped to serve classified students with all levels of academic ability and a wide range of IQs. We offer college-prep,average, and remedial academic courses as well as vocational programs that meet the educational needs of all students. For more information,please visit our “Academics” page.

Who pays / arranges transportation? 
The sending school district is responsible for both tuition and transportation.

Does Collier have an Extended School Year (ESY) program?
Collier High School offers an ESY program called JET (Job Experience and Training). This is a life and job skills program designed to help at-risk students become employable and develop into contributing members of the community.  For more information about JET, please click here.

Collier Middle School also offers an ESY program that combines structured classroom instruction with hands-on learning and recreation on our beautiful 260-acre campus.  For more information about our Middle School ESY, please click here.

How often is individual and group counseling? 
Students generally meet with their counselor individually at least once each week, and more often at the student's request. Each group therapy session is generally held once a week.

Do you award diplomas? 
The student's official diploma comes from the sending school district.Collier awards graduates a certificate of completion to acknowledge their graduation from Collier High School.

What is the ratio of boys to girls?
We currently have a ratio of about 60% boys and 40% girls.

What is the teacher to student ratio? 
Class sizes at Collier High School are limited to nine, although many classes often have 5-7 students each.

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