Sage Alliance, working closely with the school district, uses a flexible model in which the curriculum is tailored for each student according to their age, educational experience, cognitive abilities, and school history. All academic courses are facilitated by New Jersey Certified teachers and are aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
Our goal is to prepare students for personal, societal, and economic success. Our core courses focus on research-based instructional tactics, designed to help our students master the material while building problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our teachers intertwine traditional methods with new and innovative approaches, teaching subject content in addition to lifelong skills.
Students are both empowered and prepared thanks to a personalized approach. In our school, students begin to understand themselves better and gain insights into their own behavior and the complex matrix of emotional, social, and academic issues.
Our core courses focus on research-based instructional tactics, designed to help our students master the material while building problem solving and critical thinking skills. From building problem solving skills through math instruction to broadening worldviews in English to building an understanding of evidence-based research in science, our academic program caters to the needs of every student. Additionally, we offer six world languages courses to ensure students have choices in their educational journey.
When students find a topic of special interest, New Alliance Academy offers the empowering chance to engage in deeper exploration facilitated by an academic mentor. Special interest topics have included psychology, sociology and life management skills. Service to the school and the larger community is encouraged and facilitated by the staff.
Students’ interests and talents beyond academics are nourished through electives. Students may also be able to work on independent study projects, participate in work study, take college courses, and travel beyond school boundaries for enrichment opportunities. All students are encouraged to participate in their school district’s extra-curricular activities, including team and intramural sports.
Other Academic Programs
- Physical Education and Health – Students focus on taking personal responsibility for one’s health through an active, healthy lifestyle that fosters a lifelong commitment to wellness.
- Driver’s Education – By sophomore year, students are given the opportunity to gain their 30 hours of instruction and take the NJDMV test to obtain their driving learner’s permit.
- Electives – Afternoons are dedicated to arts and expression, exploration of contemporary topics and independent study with mentors. With an extensive array of electives, students are given the opportunity to explore their talents.
Sage Alliance offers professional college counseling centering on junior and senior years. The guidance counselor supports our students and their parents through the process of choosing and applying to the right college. Our counselor advises students about numerous scholarships and other ways to defray college costs, and is available to families throughout the school year.
Our transitional services include selection of colleges as well as College Board and/or ACT test accommodations and the PSAT test. We are a College Board National Test Center.
Our required Senior Seminar includes team-building, leadership skills, practice in resume writing and interviewing and financial literacy and readies our soon-to-be graduates for their next steps.