Academy360 Upper School
6 Regent StreetCounty:Essex
Livingston, NJ 07036Year Established:2012

Executive Director:Ken Bergerkberger@spectrum360.org
Assistant Director:Danielle Taylordtaylor@spectrum360.org
Principal:Lynn Muirlmuir@spectrum360.org
Supervisor of Instruction:Kelly Cuekcue@spectrum360.org

Type of Program/Services:Students with autism spectrum disorder, behavioral, and related disabilities. We also provide a STEAM initiative from Pre-K through High School for students on the spectrumn and related disabilities who are near, at or above grade level but who are not flourishing in their current placement due to issues such as anxiety, bullying, executive functioning, etc.

Services Include: We provide a continuum from self-contained to departmentalized classrooms based on students’ learning needs, cognitive, behavioral and social-emotional functioning, and IEP goals. Academics are supplemented with supports including individual and group counseling, implementation of BCBA behavioral intervention plans, social skills training, speech and language interventions, occupational and physical therapy, and parent education program including home visitation. Academics are enhanced by after school programs, often offered with typically developing peers, weekend respites, team sports, school musical, prom, culinary and film electives and more. Community based instruction and work experience, and travel training teach independence and promote engagement with the wider community. We strive to provide a typical school environment with the supports each student needs to succeed and prepare for the future whether that is college, employment, and/or an adult program.

Full-time staff:60Part-time staff:56

Classes Offered/Disabilites Served:Behavioral Disorder and Autistic Programs
Age Range:15-21
Counties Served:Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Warren
Number of Students/Clients:143
Number of Classes (if school):14
Grade Range:Grades 10 - 12 and Young Adult Program (18-21)
Length of School/Program Year:10 months and Extended School Year Program
Private Students/Clients accepted:Yes
Scholarships available:No

Mission Statement:Our mission is to provide the highest quality educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with learning, language and social/emotional challenges to achieve their maximum potential as responsible adults in society; recognize and value the individuals’ unique abilities, learning styles and differences; and serve as a leader in promoting innovative educational programs.