Southeast Alternative School
Lindsey Bartlett, School Director ,
Karen Tewhey, CAS, Vice President of Education
Admission procedures: Both campuses of our Southeast Alternative School (Middleboro and Cape Cod) receive referrals from LEAs throughout the year. Referral packets containing current I.E.P., recent educational and psychological testing, health and school records should be mailed to the School Director. Because of our comprehensive work with families, creative programming and flexible schedules for older students, we are often used as a step-down or diversion program from residential and hospital placements.
Approval: SAS is fully approved by the Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education as a private special education day school
Affiliations: Mass. Council of Human Service Providers; maaps; Child Welfare League, Council of Exceptional Children.
Programs and services: Southeast Alternative School (SAS) offers students a comprehensive, strength-based, therapeutic program that addresses their educational, clinical, vocational, social, recreational and behavioral needs. Our vocational component is community-based, partnering with the business community to emphasize "real-life" skills needed to obtain and maintain employment. Students may participate in internships designed specifically for their needs and interests. In addition to instruction that is aligned to the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, individual, group, expressive arts, community service learning and milieu counseling is provided. The school also employs a registered nurse, a technology coordinator and a speech and language therapist. The school uses a multi-disciplinary team approach; we work in partnership with the student, his/her family, the public schools and collateral professionals. We are committed to comprehensive transition planning and successfully returning students to a less restrictive academic environment or community based activity as quickly as possible. Our comprehensive approach helps students to develop positive community connections while achieving personal goals such as returning to public schools, preparing for full-time employment, or moving towards further education or vocational training. The school operates from mid-August to the end of June.
Facilities: Our Middleboro Campus is located in a quiet, country setting with easy access to Routes 495, 24, 44 and 18. The campus has a computer lab, Smart Board technology in the classroom and PLATO, Kurzweil 3000 software, Reading Plus, and United Streaming thru Discovery Education software.
History: SAS Middleboro is known as a program that educates and supports adolescents with emotional disabilities and successfully prepares them for functional activities in the community, in employment and in post-secondary education. We are known for our commitment to working with the whole child, encouraging extensive family involvement, fostering positive relationships, and promoting resiliency among at risk youth.
- Enrollment: M/F
- Age Range Served: 12 - 22
- Age at Admission: 12 - 22
- Program: Day/Summer
- Staff/Pupil Ratio: 1 : 6
- # of Months Open: 10.5
- # of Days Open: 198
- Current Enrollment: 24