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General Overview

The DCF Regional School, Cherry Hill Campus provides both special education and regular education services for students from ages 3 – 21 years of age on an SFEA or tuition basis. Our school’s philosophy is that all children will be educated to their highest potential and that we are accountable for their education. The focus of the program is to provide each student with the necessary skills to function more independently in the home, school and community. As educators, our purpose is to offer a non-aversive, safe and constructive learning environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

The Cherry Hill Campus offers a wide variety of supplemental and support services. Transportation, breakfast and lunch are provided for each student. An Individualized Program Plan (IPP) or an Individual Education Plan (IEP) will be developed for each student (including Due Process Appeal Procedures). Successful completion of a transitional plan may include career planning, college preparation, or job readiness skills. Through our educational interventions, we hope to enhance students’ work ethics, to assist them in securing a high school diploma, and to help provide a sense of personal direction.


Description of Services

TEC Program (Transitional Education Center)

The TEC program is a community-based, State-operated alternative school designed to meet the needs of court involved and other at-risk youth from the ages 14 through 21. Students are primarily referred by New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) Child Protection and Permanency and Children’s System of Care, community partnerships, county juvenile and family courts, or their local school district. TEC is a collaborative effort among DCF’s Office of Education, the courts and local school districts.

Education for the Multiply Disabled & Mental Health population (on a tuition basis)

SFEA- “SFEA [State Facility Education Act] classroom” refers to a classroom in a DCF or Department of Human Services (DHS) State facility education program which is authorized to provide services to both special education and general education students.

We also provide: 

  • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech services
  • Behavioral support services, (Handle with Care certified)
  • Additional educational support
  • We specialize in credit recovery and advancement
  • Child Study Services for classified students and support for academic interventions for non-classified students
  • New Jersey State Testing provided to all students
  • Nursing services to all students
  • Early intervention services


Community Partnerships/Programs

Voorhees Pediatric, Voorhees Care and Rehabilitation Center, Ashland Mini Market, Camden Neighborhood Center, Paul’s Peace


Major Projects and Initiatives

Vocational Program: This program is designed to instill a strong work ethic through volunteering and real world work experience. The program includes landscaping, culinary arts, health care, companionship for the elderly, logistics/supply/inventory, food distribution, child care, janitorial and secretarial work.

We specialize in credit recovery and advancement, allowing our students to work towards a timely graduation.

Clubs: Art, Athletics, Book Club, Chess Club, Choir, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, DCF Boys Club, Digital Photography, Distinguished Gentlemen, Drama, Horticulture Club, Self-Esteem Building, STEAM Club, Video Gaming