Essex Junior Academy, established in 1986, is a countywide Special and Alternative Education Program designed to serve students seeking an alternative to the traditional educational method.
EJA helps students who may be in danger of not graduating with their class due to chronic discipline problems, adjudication, self-abusive or drug involved behaviors.
The Mission of Essex Junior Academy is to provide a safe & appropriate learning environment that encourages students to take risks. They identify and improve upon their academic goals and develop strong character values.
Students at Essex Junior Academy take responsibility for their personal growth while developing the positive principles of: respect, individuality, tolerance, resourcefulness, self-reliance, personal responsibility and accountability in order to become productive members of an ever-changing society.
Essex Junior Academy has three primary and simple objectives:
1. MOTIVATE 2. EDUCATE 3. GRADUATE