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Public schools that offer the basic elementary or secondary curriculum plus creative electives in an informal instructional setting which features an approach to teaching and learning which emphasizes the students' right to make decisions and that views the teacher as a facilitator of learning rather than as a transmitter of knowledge.

635 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401-789-1016
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Organization Name: Ocean Tides,Inc.
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Address:
635 Ocean Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401-789-1016
Fax: 401-788-0924
Eligibility:

Ocean Tides Narragansett School, our main campus, is a residential school for boys, grades 7-12.

Services Provided:

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  • Positive behavior program and multiple positive behavioral supports, including stipends paid to students.
  • A small school atmosphere - four to twelve students per class
    Individualized instruction based on IEP’s
  • Career to Work - experience and work study at all grade levels
    Individual and / or group counseling.

The Narragansett Campus offers Career/Technical education in areas such as: Culinary Arts, Carpentry/Building Maintenance, Landscape Design, Auto Detailing, Cosmetology, Horticulture, Small Engines, Woodturning, and Woodworking, Auto CAD, HTML-Web Page Design, and Video Production.

Ocean Tides is partnered with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) for the areas of Engineering and Technology.

Provider Profiles:

Ocean Tides is Lasallian school and residential program that is committed to providing a challenging, safe and healthy learning environment designed to meet the social, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual needs of each individual.

Additional day program located in Providence is listed separately.
Ocean Tides School Providence
260 Highland Avenue
Providence RI

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
242 Dexter Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-467-8228
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Organization Name: The Tides Family Services, Inc
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Address:
242 Dexter Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-467-8228
Fax: 401-467-8889
Eligibility: 5th - 12th grades
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
260 Highland Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-861-3778
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Organization Name: Ocean Tides,Inc.
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Address:
260 Highland Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-861-3778
Fax: 401-831-0309
Eligibility:

The Ocean Tides School Providence Campus is an alternative day school for students in grades seven through twelve.

Services Provided:

The Providence Campus offers a certified special education program and a career/technical education program. The student body at the Providence Campus is comprised of students referred by their school district for educational purposes (both regular and special education) and career/technical training.

The Ocean Tides School offers Career/Technical education at the Providence Campus. Students are involved in areas such as: Culinary Arts, Carpentry/Woodworking, Landscape Design, Engineering, and Technology. Ocean Tides is partnered with the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) for the areas of Engineering and Technology.

Provider Profiles:

The Ocean Tides School Providence Campus is an alternative day school for students in grades seven through twelve. Offering a full high school Rhode Island Regents diploma, the school is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Ocean Tides Narragansett campus is listed separately.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/17/2021
222 Washingston Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1360
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Organization Name: Tides Family Services, Inc.
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Address:
222 Washingston Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1360
Fax: 401-823-4694
Eligibility: 5th- 12th grade
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/23/2020
317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-4998
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Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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Address:
317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-4998
Text: 401-268-2002
Toll Free Phone: 401-268-2002
Fax: 401-268-2002
Eligibility: Interested parents/guardians would need to request of their school district consideration for placement of their child at the East Bay Career Academy. Only the school districts may make a direct referral of a student to the Academy.
Provider Profiles:

The East Bay Educational Collaborative (EBEC) provides a Regional Alternative Program (RAP) called the A. William Josephs Career Academy (AWJCA).  The AWJCA serves students of high school age who have been diagnosed as having significant learning, behavioral, and/or emotional disability. The EBEC public school districts provide this educational opportunity when the needs of a student can not be met within his/her public school.

This alternative learning program and serves all School Districts in the East Bay Area as well as North Providence, Woonsocket, and Pawtucket. Only school districts may make a direct referral of a student to the Academy.

Donna Ottaviano, Ed. D. Executive Director, East Bay Educational Collaborative

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Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/8/2021
325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-752-2674
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Organization Name: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School
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Address:
325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-752-2674
Eligibility: High School students in Rhode Island
Services Provided: The Met is a state funded public school district

The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center offers a unique and innovative career and technical program to all high school aged children in Rhode Island.

Lena Correa is Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Met Community School(MCS) was created in 2003 to offer academic and enrichment programs to the Met Community through funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the US. Department of Education. The MCS targets all Met students, their families and our community that extends beyond our neighborhoods and throughout the state. Programs are held at our Public and Peace Street Campuses which include spaces in the 5 small schools, Media and Arts Center, Fitness Center, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as in community settings.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018
115 Girard Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-7711
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Organization Name: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School
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Address:
115 Girard Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-7711
Eligibility: students grade 9-12 in Rhode Island
Services Provided: The Met is a state funded public school district.

The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center offers a unique and innovative career and technical program to all high school aged children in Rhode Island.
Lena Correa Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Met is a network of six small, public high schools located in Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. With high standards and strong family engagement, the Met’s individualized learning approach has proven successful in unlocking students’ passion for learning. The Met empowers its students to take charge of their learning, to become responsible citizens and life-long learners. The hallmarks of a Met education include internships, individual learning plans, advisory, and a breakthrough college transition program.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2000
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Address:
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2000
Services Provided: Foundations Academy-Social Emotional [https://www.nric-ri.org/Foundations-Academy-Social-and-Emotional]

Foundations Academy- Developmental [https://www.nric-ri.org/Foundations-Academy-Developmental-Program]

Career Foundations [https://www.nric-ri.org/Career-Foundations-(Transitional-and-Vocational-Services)]

Auditory and Oral Foundations Program in a separate listing
Provider Profiles: Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, a public, non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing special education programs and other educational services to school districts and community partners in northern Rhode Island.
Brian Quigg, Director of Educational Services
bquigg@nric-ri.org
(401) 769-6445
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/14/2020