Northshore Education Consortium (NEC)
http://www.nsedu.org

Since 1975, NEC’s mission has been to support member districts by offering high quality, cost-effective school programs, consultation, professional development, support services and resources. We aim to ensure that districts can provide successful learning experiences for all students, including those with complex or low-incidence special needs.

NSEDU Office
112 Sohier Road
01915 Beverly , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

Available Programs

The Embark Transition Program is located on the campus of Salem State University so that young adult students can experience the benefits of campus navigation while developing life and career skills such as travel training, paid internships, study skills, organizational skills and independent social functioning. Students participate in paid community based internships. They also attend specialized life skills classes and have opportunities to participate in “campus life” in the Salem State dining hall and library, as well as utilizing the local YMCA for wellness classes. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Independent Living Orientation Program in which students reside in a dorm on campus for one week with staff support.

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Kevin O’Grady School provides intensive services for students with multiple disabilities in four distinct programs. The Foundations program is an integrated pre-school program. The Access program is for students with complex medical needs and multiple disabilities. The Reach and Target Programs focus on students with autism and other intellectual disabilities. In all programs, students acquire the academic, communication, social/emotional and self-help skills they need to reach their full potential. All nursing and therapy services are fully integrated.

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Northshore Academy Lower School serves students who benefit from a small classroom with fully integrated clinical and behavioral support services. All students are in self-contained classrooms with fewer than 10 students. In addition to an academic curriculum based on the MA Curriculum Frameworks, all students participate in clinical groups focused on pragmatic language and the development of social skills, expressive therapy, and enrichment activities such as art and athletics. Staff at Northshore Academy work closely with districts to prepare students for return to a less restrictive environment with appropriate support services.

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Northshore Academy provides educational services for students with average to above average cognitive and academic abilities who are struggling with emotional and psychiatric disabilities, anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral challenges, and autism spectrum disorders. At Northshore Academy, students benefit from taking their classes in groups of fewer than 10 students, with clinical and behavioral supports built into their school day. The curriculum at the academy includes a range of academically challenging and engaging courses, aligned with the MA Curriculum Frameworks. In addition, there is a focus on the development of social skills, and skills for more successful emotional regulation and executive functioning.

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Recovery High Schools are public high schools where students earn a diploma while they are supported in their recovery from alcohol and drug use. tudents who attend Northshore Recovery High School have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder. They may or may not have other disabilities. Northshore Recovery High School has a highly qualified DESE licensed staff that includes teachers, special education teachers, a guidance counselor, a school social worker, and a nurse. The School is able to meet the needs of students with 504 plans or IEPs, and we work closely with districts to assure that students meet all graduation requirements.

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The Northshore Education Consortium SOAR Program is located on the campus of Salem State University. The SOAR Program assist students in increasing independent skills across various settings such as academic functioning, social skills, career preparation, post secondary education exploration and travel training. Students participate in paid community based internships. They have opportunities to participate in “campus life” in the Salem State dining hall and library, as well as utilizing the local YMCA for wellness classes. There is also the option to attend the Independent Orientation Living Program and reside in the dorms on campus for a week with staff support.

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Changes

STEP (Skills Training Education Possibilities) Program is a therapeutic, academic and community based instruction program focusing on students with varied cognitive abilities and social-emotional/behavioral challenges. The goal of the STEP Program is to enable students to achieve a high level of success and independence in a classroom setting and then transfer their skills in the community.

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Topsfield Vocational Academy provides students with an opportunity to enhance their high school educational experience with hands-on vocational arts training. The program offers smaller-sized vocational classrooms for students that require social, emotional and behavioral interventions. This targeted effort helps students to develop the ability to make responsible choices and see the value of self-control. Students have the opportunity to work in areas that include, but are not limited to: woodworking, culinary arts, auto shop, sheet metal, and childcare.

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