Alternative Middle and High School

The Alternative Middle and High School provides a structured, therapeutic environment for students whose emotional, behavioral, health, or learning challenges have impacted their abilities to be successful in traditional, public school classrooms. Many students benefit from high levels of academic support to remediate learning gaps as well as requiring smaller classroom sizes to regulate their behavior and form effective peer and adult relationships. Schedules are consistent, with frequent opportunities for breaks, both for engaging in preferred activities and/or checking in with clinicians and other support staff. The program model is based on the principles of positive behavior interventions and supports. Clinicians have a high level of involvement with students’ families, therapists, DCF or probation workers, and other community-based collaterals in order to best understand and support their emotional, social, and cultural needs.

School Year - Number of Days: 
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
Summer - Number of Days: 
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
5 (Summer Program primarily for Middle School)
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Counseling, Nursing

Parent Support Program: School-wide events and functions are held throughout the school year and parents are encouraged to participate

Additional Program Information: Students have the opportunities to participate in Sports Teams, Science Fair, Art Show, and Explore Career Interests.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Emotional, Health, Specific Learning
Other Population Served: 
Substance Abuse
Type of Program: 
Public Day
Ages Served: 
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Denise Tamburello
Educational Coordinator
Shore Educational Collaborative Owen School
100 Revere Beach Parkway
02150 Chelsea , MA
United States
Massachusetts US