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Excellence Through Shared Services

The mission of the SCESC is to provide our diverse student population with opportunities to increase their academic and behavioral growth in a safe learning environment, ultimately establishing a foundation for them to become lifelong learners.
In collaboration with parents/ guardians, sending school districts, and any other relevant stakeholders, preparing our students with the necessary 21st Century learning skills will lead to successful post-secondary endeavors.

Upcoming Events

Flag Day

Time: 12 PM
Location: Flagpole

News & Announcements

Finished Interior of the Bus

SCESC Students Create Library for Ghana

After years of work, students at the Somerset County Educational Services Commission have finished converting a 54-passenger school bus into a mobile library to be shipped to Ghana, Africa, to provide educational support to villages in that region. Please click through to read more!
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SCESC Blue and White Original Logo. Cog and Spoke Design.

New Website is Here!

Welcome to the new SCESC Website! Please bear with us as we bring more features and access to you over the coming weeks!
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About Us

The Somerset County Educational Services Commission (SCESC) is a public educational agency, established under New Jersey Statute Title 18A, that serves as the catalyst for cooperative education, administration, and financing. The State of New Jersey mandates that school districts provide instruction and educational services to all students regardless of their level of need.
Districts unable to provide the necessary educational programming or support services for a student can have their needs met through the SCESC. The SCESC has been providing shared educational services and programs for school districts in Somerset and neighboring counties since 1978.
The SCESC provides coordination, educational programs, and transportation (including wheelchair accessible vans) for public and non-public schools in and out of county for all districts in need of services. For example, districts with relatively few special education students of various ages compounded by a lack of necessary infrastructure and support services (i.e., counseling, nursing), can have their needs met through SCESC services.
The SCESC offers the following:
- Special Education for grades K-12+
- Alternative Education for Middle & High School Programs, grades 6-12
- Full Day & Part Day Programs in Retail/Supermarket Careers, Combined Building Trades, Power Engine - Technology, Business/Entrepreneurship, and Culinary for Grades 6-12+
- Customized In-District Educational Programs
- Life Skills
- Alternative to Suspension
- Extended School Year (ESY)
- Nonpublic/Public Programs & Services
- Coordinated In-County & Out-of-County Public and Nonpublic Transportation
- Special Education Transportation
- Charters & Field Trips
In addition to qualified educators and small class sizes, the SCESC supports student needs with fulltime school psychologists, social workers (LCSW’S/ LSW’S), and a clinician through Rutgers UBHC. All students receive Individual and group counseling as needed. UBHC clients receive family counseling through Rutgers. The SCESC has a guidance counselor, SAC, reading specialist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, Crisis Intervention Team, and a school nurse on staff to provide additional student support, as needed. All SCESC students benefit from the free breakfast and lunch program.