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A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Welcome to the Cape May County Schools for Special Services! I am so proud to be the Superintendent of a school district which is dedicated to helping students with a variety of needs to become successful. I can say, without a shadow of a doubt, the success of each child is central to every decision that is made by our board, administration and staff.

Within our district we have two schools: Ocean Academy and Cape May County High School. Since 1974, our schools have provided programs offering high quality services based on research-based, best practice approaches, to children whose special educational needs stem from a variety of disabilities. Ocean Academy serves students from ages 3-14 and Cape May County High School serves our high school youth. Unlike many special needs students who attend regular education schools, our students learn in an enriching social atmosphere. They are not on the periphery of social events, they are the stars! Our schools have the added advantage of very unique programs including social skills, functional life skills, pre-vocational, vocational, transitional, and Outdoor Experiential Education.

I encourage you to explore our website. If you are a parent of one of our students, there is a myriad of information about our schools, Board of Education, policies, and community resources.

If you are a parent looking for a new school, please go to the link for each of our schools to find out more about how we might be able to help your child to become a successful and confident student.

-Barbara J. Makoski