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The Sussex County Educational Services Commission (SCESC) is a public school district located in Sparta, New Jersey.  Comprised of member school districts and governed by representative Board of Directors from member districts, the Commission is designed to identify needs and provide innovative services to students at both public and nonpublic schools.

Established in 1978, the SCESC works collaboratively with local schools, businesses, and state agencies to deliver services that meet the ever changing needs of students and their families.  In addition to Northern Hills Academy, a school for special needs students, the SCESC also supports public and nonpublic 


"The Sussex County Educational Services Commission is a public agency that seeks to create partnerships with public and nonpublic schools and local communities.  The Sussex County ESC develops and provides meaningful programs for young people with unique challenges and their families.  Our goals are designed to shape our students into productive independent adults.  Sussex County ESC provides opportunities for the professionals in our communities to stay current with their educational practices while supporting districts with both cost effective programs and a wide array of services."

schools by providing full and part time services performed by teachers, therapists and Child Study members. 

The SCESC also functions as a resource for schools, families, and the community at large.  Professional development programs and workshops for parents and community members provide on-going training opportunities. In 2019 SCESC opened Project SEARCH Newton Medical Center as a transition to work program for young adults 18-21.

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