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MRSD Specialized Programs

MRSD Specialized ProgramsChatham Elementary

SEAL (Students Engaged in Active Learning)

A program for students with cognitive disabilities that requires specialized instruction for more than 50% of the day. The program provides services to students in the areas of academics at the students instructional level, functional academics, social-emotional learning, social and language skills, and daily living skills while providing opportunities to integrate into the CES community, while meeting their unique learning needs.

Harwich Elementary

ISLE PK (PK Independent Student Learning Environment)

An Intensive Special Needs program supporting PreK through Kindergarten. The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (the process of systematically applying interventions based on the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree…”) is the foundation for developing individualized programs for each student to meet their unique learning needs. The goal is to integrate the students into the inclusion setting as often as possible, however, they may require support within a separate setting to meet their unique learning needs both socially, behaviorally and emotionally.

ISLE K-4  (Independent Student Learning Environment

An Intensive Special Needs program supporting Grades one through four. The principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (the process of systematically applying interventions based on the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree…”) is the foundation for developing individualized programs for each student to meet their unique learning needs. The goal is to integrate the students into the inclusion setting as often as possible, however, they may require support within a separate setting to meet their unique learning needs both socially, behaviorally and emotionally.

SURF (Social Understanding and Real Feelings)

A therapeutic learning center program for students in grades Kindergarten through 4 designed to assist students with social and emotional challenges. The goal is to integrate the students into the inclusion setting as often as possible, however, they may require support within a separate setting to meet their unique learning needs both socially and emotionally. The purpose of this classroom is to help students develop self-advocacy skills, maintain consistent academic performance, and self-monitor their emotions and behavior. This classroom is designed for students who would benefit from developing a trusting relationship with adults in a therapeutic environment and from close monitoring of school/classroom behavior. 

Monomoy Regional Middle School

TIDE (Teaching Independent Desired Emotions)

A program designed to support students with social, emotional, and/or behavioral challenges. There are established behavioral protocols and expectations with an incentivized level system within the TIDE program. The goal is to support students to develop skills for self-regulation, motivation, and self-awareness. Students connected to the TIDE program are supported by TIDE staff members and have access to the program throughout the school day as needed. 

SHELLS (Students Having Excellent Life Learning Success)

A program designed to support students in learning and practicing skills to promote generalization of life skills. The program supports students in the areas of functional academics, activities of daily living, and exposure to pre-vocational skills. Students connected to the SHELLS program are supported by SHELLS staff members and have access to the program throughout the school day as needed. 

Monomoy Regional High School

SAIL (Students Achieving Independent Learning)

This program serves students enrolled in grades 8 through 12. SAIL is an academic preparation program for students with cognitive disabilities that requires specialized instruction for more than 50% of the day. The program provides services to students in the areas of social-emotional learning, activities of daily living, social and language skills, and academics, while providing opportunities to integrate into the high school community and meeting the unique learning needs.

SHORE (Students Have Opportunities for Recreation and Employment)

This program is to provide students with vocational and transitional services. The goals of the program include career planning, employment training,hands-on work experience, collaboration with families and outside agencies. The program will assist students in developing their functional life skills such as money and time management, safety in the community, travel training,vocational training, self-advocacy skills, and functional communication.

SAND (Students Achieving New Directions)

This program is a therapeutic learning center for students in grades 8 through 12 designed to assist students with social and emotional challenges. The goal is to integrate the students into the inclusion setting as often as possible, however, they may require support within a separate setting to meet their unique learning needs both socially and emotionally. The purpose of this classroom is to help students develop self-advocacy skills, maintain consistent academic performance, and self-monitor their behavior. This classroom is designed for students who would benefit from developing a trusting relationship with adults in a therapeutic environment and from close monitoring of school/classroom behavior and attendance. Each student will develop a schedule based on their academic needs.