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45 Day Program

ERESC Interm Alternative Educational Placement

The E.R.E.S.C. Interim Alternative Educational setting, often referred to as  the 45 Day Program, serves middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students who violate their public school districts’ disciplinary policies and require a change of setting beyond short term periods of exclusion (i.e.10 day suspensions). The E.R.E.S.C. Interim Alternative Educational Program students are integrated into age/grade appropriate classrooms for the 45 day period so that academic classwork continues without interruption. 

Student Support Team meetings are conducted and reports are written after ten days in the program and at its completion. The purpose of these meetings is to provide assessment information as well as recommendations for intervention strategies — both instructional and behavioral — that may be effective in students’ successful return to public school classrooms. It is possible that the student may be placed in an appropriate E.R.E.S.C. program for a longer duration if the home district determines that she/he is not ready to return to public school classrooms at the completion of the 45 Day Program.


Available Services

Essex High School

(Grades 9-12)

Essex Junior Academy

(Grades K-8)

E.R.E.S.C. Schools

The ERESC operates three alternative educational school programs for students who are in need of interim alternative educational placements for a period of 45 days or are considered at risk, special needs or regular education students in need of placements for a greater duration. Each program offers an impressive 6:1 student to staff ratio, strong counseling programs, motivating curricula, transition support for career or college readiness, and the common goal of academic achievement leading to high school graduation.

“At ERESC, we are in pursuit of excellence. Our  priority is to  provide  our students with the educational  experiences they so richly deserve. To that end, we will always strive to provide the high quality administrative and educational services to our partner districts.”

Dr. Latee Walton-McCleod

Superintendent of Schools

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