TEC Alternative High School

A Year with TEC High


Located in Walpole, Massachusetts, just twenty-five miles south of Boston, TEC Alternative High School is a student-centered, alternative school which offers a caring and supportive academic experience to adolescents in grades 8-12. At TEC, experienced, certified classroom teachers and special educators help students master a rigorous college preparatory curriculum while a full-time licensed clinical staff assists students in reaching their social emotional development goals.
The TEC student experience includes: full integration of technology with a one-to-one Chromebook program; daily Mindfulness practice, weekly DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) group sessions and yoga; honors classes across the curriculum; art therapy; diverse electives in the arts and sciences, community service and school leadership opportunities; and regular off-campus field trips ensuring engagement with the world beyond the classroom.  Click here to download a TEC High School brochure.
  • Program serves students in Grades 8-12
  • Social/emotional support is provided for students with:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • School avoidance/school phobia
    • Bipolar
    • Asperger’s
    • ADHD
    • OCD disorders
  • Students receive consulting services, counseling, and therapeutic support from a licensed Social Worker
  • 1 to 1 Chromebook Program (Click to learn more)
  • Core Subjects Include:
    • English Language Arts
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • Art
    • Foreign Language
  • Elective Subjects Include:
    • Language Arts courses such as: Creative Writing, Journalism, Poetry
    • Academic Time Management
    • Film Studies
    • Physical Education
  • Academic curriculum aligned with the Curriculum Frameworks
  • Online and Blended Courses
  • Students receive the diploma of their sending high school
  • Graduating students meet the criteria for college admissions
  • Short term 45-day placements (with and without assessments) are available


Morning Mindfulness at TEC HS


Parents of current TEC High School Students:

Application to TEC High School

Parents/Guardians should direct their application inquiry to the Special Education Administrator in their school district. Once the district approves the student as appropriate for TEC High School, they will submit a referral packet to TEC for review and TEC will contact the parent/guardian to schedule a program visit.

For further questions about TEC High School please contact:

 Deb Caligaris, Program Director, dcaligaris@tec-coop.org or call 781-326-2473 x744.