Dr. Mary Jo McKinley

Matthew Matsutani

Special Services Team

Director: Dr. Mary Jo Mckinley

Learning Consultant:  Ms. Nakia Callands

Social Worker: Mr. Matthew Matsutani, MSW

Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Donna Matthews

In Class Support: Mrs. Carole Hughes

The ACHS Department of Special Services is committed to addressing the multidimensional needs of our students and their families.  We strive to support the psychological, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of our students to ensure academic success.

Child Study Team

School Psychologist: Sujata Bhagavatula, Ph.D.

Learning Consultant: Nakia Callands

Speech Therapist: Jennifer Durrua

Social Worker/Case-manager: Matthew Matsutani

Please Contact Special Services for additional information and referral procedures

(732-681-8377)

Click Here for additional information on Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE)

CHILD FIND: Academy Charter High School is interested in assisting any child between the ages of 14 and 21,, including migrant and homeless children, who are experiencing difficulties academically, socially, or behaviorally.  If you feel that your child is in need of assistance please contact Dr. Mary Jo Mckinley, Director of Special Services at 732-681-8377 Ext. 11

Intervention and Referral Services

Coordinator: Nakia Callands

Click here for Resources regarding the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) process and services

 

504 Commitee

Coordinator: Matthew Matsutani

 

Support Available at ACHS
  • Group and Individual Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Child Study Team
  • 504 Committee
  • Intervention and Referral Services
  • Academic Coaching
  • Homework Club

 

Community Resources

 

24-Hour Emergency Services

 

Mobile Response and Stabilization (Children)

1-877-652-7624

NJ Child Abuse (Anonymity Guaranteed)

Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP)

1-877-652-2873

Jersey Shore University Medical Center

1-732-776-4555

Monouth Medical Center

Child/Family Crisis Clinicians (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

(732) 923-6999

In Home Counseling Information and Referral

 

Perform Care (Children and Families)

1-877-652-7624

Out-Patient Children & Adults

 

Jersey Shore Behavioral Health Service

3535 Route 66, Neptune

(732)643-4363

Monmouth Medical Center/Pollak Clinic

5 North Bath Ave., Long Branch

(732) 923-6500

Mercy Center

Asbury Park, NJ

(732) 774-9397

Related Mental Health Services and Addiction Services

 

180 Turning Lives Around

1 Bethany Rd., Bldg. 3, Suite 42, Hazlet

(732)264-4111

ALA Call/NJ Substance Abuse Hot Line

1-800-322-5525

Community YMCA Family Services

(732)290-9040

Jersey Shore Addiction Service

1200 Memorial Dr., Asbury Park

(732)988-8877

2nd Floor Helpline (Youth support)

1-888-222-2228

NJ Drug Hotline

1-800-225-0196

Prevention First

1405 Hwy. 35, Ocean

(732) 663-1800

Financial Assistance

 

Monmouth County Division of Social Services, (Welfare Board)

P.O. Box 3000, Kozloski Rd., Freehold

(732)431-6000

For a complete guide of Mental Health Services in Monmouth County please visit http://www.mentalhealthmonmouth.org



Nakia Callands

Donna Matthews