Assabet Valley Collaborative (AVC)

The mission of the Assabet Valley Collaborative is to provide effective and efficient services to meet current and evolving needs of member communities to promote student success and community integration. AVC is deeply committed to bringing communities together to maximize diverse resources to provide the best services to children, families, and our region. Through collaboration and partnership we strive to map resources, identify needs, and develop and support services that will effectively and efficiently address evolving needs in our member school district communities.

Programs Available

Alternative School

AVC Alternative School (AVCAS) offers academic rigor and clinical services to students in grades six through twelve who have not made progress in a traditional school setting.


The Assabet Valley Collaborative Evolution program is available in our Shrewsbury and Marlborough locations. This transition program is designed for students aged 18-22 who continue to be eligible for educational services as they transition to adulthood.

REACH Program

The Assabet Valley Collaborative REACH program provides a multi-disciplinary approach to meet the varied and complex academic, therapeutic and healthcare needs of students with multiple disabilities between the ages of 5 and 18.

SOAR Assessment Center

AVC’s SOAR Assessment Center collaborates closely with parents and districts to identify appropriate academic and clinical supports for middle and high school-aged students with social/emotional difficulties.