Southeastern Mass. Educational Collaborative (SMEC)

The Southeastern Massachusetts Educational Collaborative is a public education collaborative established in 1975, SMEC is an extension of nine public school systems. The present membership includes the Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, Rochester and Old Rochester Regional public school districts. SMEC accepts students for enrollment in its programs from school systems throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. The Collaborative’s programs and services are locally based and locally directed and are designed to supplement the special education resources of its member districts. SMEC offers a variety of services for students with special needs aged 3-21 as well as adults with developmental disabilities. The Collaborative also offers professional development opportunities for educational staff.

Programs Available

SMEC Adult Services

SMEC provides adult service programs funded through DDS, MCB and MassHealth for students who turn 22
and are eligible for adult service funding. Employment Support, Community Based Day Support, Residential

SMEC Alternative Learning Classroom I (ALC I)

Middle school program serving students in grades 5-8 with social/emotional and behavioral disabilities. An experienced special education teacher and trained paraprofessionals maintain a 3:1 student/staff ratio.

SMEC Alternative Learning Classroom II (ALC II)

High school program serving students in grades 9-12 with social/emotional and behavioral disabilities. The program maintains a 3:1 student/staff ratio. Therapeutic services are provided by a licensed school adjustment counselor, SLPs, OTs and PTs.

SMEC Integrated Services Program I (ISP I)

Middle school program serving students in grades 7-8 with ASD and other communication and developmental disabilities. An experienced special education teacher and trained paraprofessionals maintain a 3:1 student/staff ratio. Therapeutic services are provided by licensed SLPs, OTs, BCBAs and PTs.

SMEC Integrated Services Program II (ISP II)

High school program serving students in grades 9-12 with ASD and other communication and developmental disabilities. An experienced special education teacher and trained paraprofessionals maintain a 3:1 student/staff ratio. Therapeutic services are provided by licensed SLPs, OTs and PTs.