The Seekonk North Elementary Alternative Center for Education (Elementary ACE), an approved public special education day school, provides comprehensive educational services to children in grades kindergarten through five whose social-emotional and behavioral challenges preclude successful participation in the public school setting at this time. Elementary ACE offers a 205-day school year. Our goal is to affect academic and social-emotional growth through specialized counseling, academic instruction and positive behavioral supports so that students will successfully transition to a less restrictive educational setting. These six classrooms have an average enrollment of 8-10 students and a 1:3 staff-to-student ratio.
It is our mission is to offer students cutting-edge services that are based on brain-based therapeutic researched best practices. To do this effectively, professional development in curriculum and brain-based therapeutic supports is a priority. All educators receive rich professional development in the form of scheduled release days for professional learning, embedded professional development, regular staff meetings, focused teacher meetings, and routine consultation from outside expert consultants.