Interim Alternative Educational Settings (45 Day Placements)

The Interim Alternative Education Setting, often referred to as Shore’s 45 Day Assessment Program, serves students who violate their public school districts’ disciplinary policies. Students are assigned to clinicians who conduct formal assessments using clinical inventories most appropriate to the students’ ages and presenting problems as well as observational assessments. Students are integrated into age/grade appropriate classrooms for the 45 day period so that academic classwork continues without interruption. This also most closely replicates setting events, including interactions or conflicts with peers that may occur in typical classrooms so that alternative strategies can be taught and recommendations made back to the sending districts.

Team meetings are conducted and reports written after ten days in the program and at its completion. The purpose of these meetings are to provide assessment information as well as recommendations for intervention strategies – both instructional and behavioral – that may be effective in students’ successful return to public school classrooms. It is possible that the Team may recommend that the student be placed in an appropriate Shore program if s/he is not ready to return to public school classrooms at the completion of the 45 Day Assessment Program.

School Year - Number of Days: 
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6 or 6.5
Summer - Number of Days: 
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Art Therapy, Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Parents communicate regularly with teachers and clinicians about their children.

Additional Program Information: Clinical Assessment Services

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Autism, Emotional, Health
Other Population Served: 
Development Delay, Intellectual
Type of Program: 
Public Day
Ages Served: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22+
Grades Served: 
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Contact Person(s): 
Denise Tamburello
Educational Coordinator
Shore Educational Collaborative Owen School
100 Revere Beach Parkway
02150 Chelse , MA
United States
Massachusetts US