Whenever a student in the greater Boston area is suspended or excluded from their school for whatever reason, the STEP Program (Short-Term Educational Placement) is available to help.
STEP provides individual and family counseling, one-on-one learning support, medication assessment—whatever a student needs to get back on track after the 45 day assessment period. As a student returns to his or her public school or transitions to a new alternative, STEP can continue to provide services and support.
STEP has enrolled students from more than 18 different communities since being created. Places in the program are limited, but school districts can reserve places in advance in anticipation of emerging needs of students in their system.