Alternative Schools

Description: 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.

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Lincoln, RI

640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2000
Address: 640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-495-2000
Services Provided: Auditory and Oral Foundations [ https://www.nric-ri.org/Auditory-Oral-Foundations]
Foundations Academy [https://www.nric-ri.org/Foundations-Academy-Behavior-and-Emotional]
Regional Transition Center [https://www.nric-ri.org/NRIC-Regional-Transition-Center]
Virtual Learning Academy [ https://www.nric-ri.org/VLA]
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/9/2019

Newport, RI

115 Girard Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-7711
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Organization Name: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School
Address: 115 Girard Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-849-7711
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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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018

Pawtucket, RI

2423 Dexter Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-467-8228
Organization Name: The Tides Family Services
Address: 2423 Dexter Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-467-8228
Fax: 401-467-8889
Eligibility: 5th - 12th grades
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Providence, RI

130 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-606-4100
Organization Name: Lifespan School Solutions
Address: 130 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-606-4100
Fax: 401-606-4110
Eligibility: Considered out of district placement and decision made in the students Individualized Education Program (IEP). Middle School thru 21.
Provider Profiles: The school is centrally located in Providence and has seen several updates to offer a state-of-the-art learning environment for students.

This site also has Partnership classrooms, staffed and supervised by Bradley School personnel, in North Providence, Johnston, and North Smithfield public schools.

This year, our Career Readiness Academy opens, offering assessments and experiences to prepare high school students for life after graduation.
Original Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/3/2018
325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-752-2674
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Organization Name: The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical High School
Address: 325 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-752-2674
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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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018

Warren, RI

317 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885
Phone: 401-245-4998
Organization Name: East Bay Educational Collaborative
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 Career Academy is an alternative learning program and serves all School Districts in the East Bay Area as well as North Providence, Woonsocket, and Pawtucket.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/14/2018

West Warwick, RI

222 Washingston Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1360
Organization Name: Tides Family Service
Address: 222 Washingston Street
West Warwick, RI 02893
Phone: 401-822-1360
Fax: 401-823-4694
Eligibility: 5th- 12th grade
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018

Woonsocket, RI

Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
Address: 181 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7423
Fax: 401-767-9107
Services Provided: Therapeutic School
45 day assessment [http://www.communitycareri.org/ProgramsServices/ViolaBerardEducationCenter/VMBSchoolAssessmentStabilization.aspx]
Provider Profiles: For students struggling in public school classrooms due to emotional disturbances and behavioral challenges. VMB school offers a supportive and flexible environment that allows staff and students to work cooperatively to learn the skills of emotional regulation and change, and eliminate and replace behaviors that have impeded learning and progression in the public school. Within this therapeutic environment, basic academics are integrated into the day so students progress to their ability to maintain grade level.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/3/2018