Our Mission

As a child-centered school, Academy Charter High School is dedicated to providing a challenging, nurturing environment in which each child’s social and academic potential is maximized. The students who graduate from ACHS will have the self-esteem, self-discipline, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills to maintain their status as lifelong learners.

Spring Break 2019

Spring break starts on Friday, April 19th and goes until Friday April 26th.  School is back in session on Monday April 29th!  Enjoy your break! 

Thank you!

Academy Charter High School would like to thank Manasquan Bank for donating school supplies to our students!

Esports Team

Academy Charter High School has partnered with the High School Esports League and brought competitive online gaming to our school.  There are 4 seasons; fall, holiday, winter, and spring in which our teams will compete against other high schools across the nation.  For more information about the program visit

Cinnamon Allergy

Academy Charter High School currently has a student with a severe airborne allergy to cinnamon.  It is vital that there is a strict avoidance to this substance in order to prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction.  In order to provide a safe school environment, cinnamon or products containing cinnamon are prohibited from being in the school building

Dr. McKinley's Retirement

Dear ACHS Family,

   Twenty years ago ACHS was a little more than a dream. With the collaborative work of many, ACHS has become a reality which has impacted the lives of thousands. I am blessed to have been a part of the vision and the reality of this wonderful school. Many of the stories of the early days seem unbelievable today but here we are stronger because of our history and ready to build on the legacy. The next 20 years have even greater things in store for our students and families. After a total of 32 years working with families of the Asbury Park and Neptune communities I feel that it is time to pass the baton and as C.S. Lewis said “set another goal or dream a new dream.”

      I leave ACHS in the hands of an amazing staff—a true family—who will be led by Mr. Shawn Heeter, Lead Person/Dean of Students, Ms. Joyel Furges, Chief Academic Officer and Mr. David Block, Chief Financial Officer. In addition Mrs. Lorrissa Voorhees is returning to be the Director of Special Services.

       My retirement is bittersweet as the ACHS family has been an integral part of my life. I will miss the excitement and friends. I look forward to always supporting the ACHS family at events and on sidelines. Go Panthers!

Mary Jo McKinley, Ed.D.

Congratulations Class of 2017!

Parent Survey

Please fill out our parent survey here

Your responses are much appreciated and help us out a lot!

Coastal Habitat for Humanity

New Cell Phone Policy

Our policy regarding cell phone usage in school has been changed, please see the documentation below

5516 – Use of Electronic Communications

Anti-bullying Specialist

Shawn Heeter

732-681-8377 Ext. 11

HIB Report Card Score 73 of 78

In the 2016-2017 school year, our school conscientiously implemented the requirements found in the anti-bullying bill of rights act.

HIB Report Card