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Extended School Year Program


Collier High School ESY Program 2024

This summer, students will have a variety of components to select from, depending on what would benefit them the most as they work towards the ability to develop into fully contributing members of the community.  The goal of all activities is to develop teamwork and build self-confidence.  The target population includes High School students who are in need of guidance and structure to prepare for a productive future.  Learn more about our available tracks below including Job Skills Readiness, Personal Wellness, Work-Based Learning, and Social Emotional Learning. 

Dates:  July 8th, 2024 – August 16th, 2024 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Additional Program Enhancements may include:

  • Students earn 2.5 credits in Financial Literacy
  • Transition Program for students entering high school
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Healthy lifestyle choices
  • Daily recreation time
  • Field trips and guest speakers

Participants are eligible to earn a stipend based on their attendance and cooperative participation in all activities.  They will be evaluated on daily performance and will meet with staff to discuss their performance on an as-needed basis.

Daily Schedule-ESY 2024

Camp buses (8:30 - 8:45) and (2:45 - 3:00)

8:55 - 9:15 Arrival/Homeroom by track

9:20- 10:50 Period 1 Individual Track Locations 

10:55-11:30: Period 2

11:35 - 12:10: Period 3

12:15 - 12:40 Period 4 Lunch  

12:45 - 1:20 Period 5  

1:25 - 2:00 Period 6 Club

2:00 Dismissal - ALL

Available Tracks:

Job Experience Training (JET)

 Students work on daily projects such as landscaping, painting, building furniture, etc. while learning positive ways to work as part of a workgroup, respond to feedback, act as project manager, etc. 

Social Emotional Learning

Students enrolled in this benefit from greater mental health support. They participate in daily groups and activities that offer coping skills and relaxation tools.  Students complete various craft project throughout the summer and go home with a kit to use after the program has ended.

Work-Based Learning

Please note that any student under 16 cannot attend off-campus placements. Students in this track complete an online course in job readiness through Rutgers.  Students 16+ will venture off campus for hands-on work experience.

Wellness Track

Includes daily guided workouts at a local Planet Fitness. Students enrolled in this also take a one-period Wellness course later in the day to focus on personal goals.

Application Process

Application and USDA Forms are required for all ESY participants; Students not currently attending Collier will also need to submit a current IEP and Medical Forms.

Please fill out the ESY application below:

Please mail application information to: 

Collier High School
Attn: ESY Program
160 Conover Road
Wickatunk, NJ 07765

For more information, please contact 732-946-4771 x321