The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.

William Ralph Inge

TTA provides a non-competitive, individualized academic experience for its students. In accordance with each student's needs, we offer self-contained and departmentalized educational programs aligned with New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards initiative.

Academic Subject Areas

  • English/Language Arts/Literacy/Wilson Reading
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Transitions
  • Spanish
  • Social Skills
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education/Health/Driver’s Education

The academic curriculum provides the knowledge and skills needed to prepare our students for post-secondary opportunities, including four-year college, community college, technical training, military service, and direct entry into the workplace and future careers.

Instruction is provided in small group settings and one-to-one when appropriate. All classrooms are run and staffed by highly qualified, fully-certified instructors, teaching interdisciplinary units developed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) format. UbD is a tool for educational planning focusing on "teaching for understanding," and emphasizing "backward design," the practice of looking at the outcomes in order to design curriculum units, performance assessments, and classroom instruction, leading students to deep understanding of the subject content at hand. At the heart of UbB planning is identifying what students will know, what students will be able to do, and the performance tasks they will be assessed on to demonstrate evidence of learning.

Multi-sensory teaching techniques are differentially applied according to each students needs and learning styles.

Classroom technologies are selectively developed and applied to enhance each student's understanding and application of the subject content.