Alternative Middle School

The Alternative Middle School Program (AMS) provides services to students in grades 5-8 who may present with behavioral and social challenges, emotional impairment and/or specific learning disabilities. The program provides a highly structured, consistent, and therapeutic environment.

Teaching is individualized with a focus on promoting academic, social, and emotional success. Predictable routines, therapeutic supports, and consistent ongoing direct teaching of social and communication skills assist in motivating students and developing their self-esteem. Strategies are utilized that assist students to learn self-control and to develop appropriate behaviors and coping skills within the school environment. The AMS academic curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Common Core Standards and is modified to meet the learning styles and needs of each student. RELATED SERVICES: Students in this program receive counseling, speech and language, and other related services as recommended by their IEP teams.

Calendar
School Year - Number of Days: 
180
School Year - Hours Per Day: 
6.5
Summer - Number of Days: 
28
Summer - Hours Per Day: 
5
Therapeutic Services Available: 
Adaptive Physical Education (APE), Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

Parent Support Program: Bi-County offers many support programs including Home Based support Services, Friday Morning Clinical, individual clinical support meetings, consultation from a multidisciplinary team of providers including Nurse Leader, Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, BCBA, Transition Specialists, Social Workers and Counselors. Bi-County offers several Parent Nights throughout the school year to provide information and support for parents.

Additional Program Information: Students in this program participate in direct and explicit social skills instruction. Programming includes transition planning and assessment as well as planned learning experiences in community settings and field trips.

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Primary Population/Disability: 
Emotional, Health, Specific Learning
Other Population Served: 
Autism, Communication
Type of Program: 
In a Host School
Ages Served: 
10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Grades Served: 
5, 6, 7, 8
Contact Person(s): 
Nancy Regan
Director of Student Services
508-335-7543
Location(s):
Keller-Sullivan School
500 Lincoln Street
02038 Franklin , MA
United States
Massachusetts US