Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative Overview
The Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative (GLEC) is a consortium of the school districts of: Amesbury, Andover, Georgetown, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Hamilton-Wenham, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, Newburyport, North Andover, Pentucket Regional, Triton Regional, and the Tri-Town School Union.
GLEC is a 501c3 public entity under the jurisdiction of its 15 member school committees, whose superintendents of schools comprise its governing board. It was organized in July, 1974.
GLEC provides educational, vocational and therapeutic programs for mentally, emotionally and physically challenged children in the least restrictive, most normalized environment. GLEC offers in-service training and other professional development activities to teachers and administrators; assists districts in management services such as cooperative purchasing of goods and services; and provides special needs transportation.
The Collaborative also provides multicultural enrichment programs which build bridges between our diverse communities, reinforce the academic objectives of our member districts, and create new opportunities for students to excel.
As a public educational service agency, the Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative exists to serve its member school districts whenever a regional approach might be effective in meeting their changing needs.
GLEC's Special Education Programs
Collaborative Alternative School (CAS)
The Alternative School provides a coeducational learning/treatment environment for middle and high school aged students with educational, emotional and/or behavioral needs. More...
CAS PIVOT Program
PIVOT is a short-term diagnostic assessment program (up to 45 days) for at risk middle and high school aged students. This program provides the students with academic support and counseling to help the sending school district determine appropriate services.
CAS Suspension Alternative Program
Suspension alternative provides temporary academic support services and counseling to students who must be excluded from their school community.
CAS Pre-Vocational/Vocational Training
Through career exploration, on-the-job training and in-house vocational opportunities, students in the transitional group at CAS are encouraged to develop marketable life skills.
- CAS Culinary Arts Program
This program is designed to engage students in a hands-on work setting, which allows students the opportunity to explore possible career choices within the food service industry.
EPIC (Education Promoting Integrated Classrooms)
The EPIC Program provides educational programs for students with moderate to severe special needs ranging in age from 5-22. EPIC currently has nine classes meeting very specific educational needs in the public school setting. More...
SteppingStone a six-week educational day program with two locations. Our outdoor facility on the shores of Stiles Pond in Boxford, for students, ages 5 to 22 who have moderate to intensive developmental delays and our Methuen site at 464 Broadway, Methuen, MA at the GLEC Campus. More...
The Lifeways School provides academic, social and behavioral supports to students ages 6-22, who have been identified with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. More...
VISIONS (Vocational, Instructional and Supported Industrial Opportunities with Natural Supports)
The VISIONS Program is a community based employment support program serving young adults over 22 years of age through a contract with the Department of Mental Retardation. It is based on the belief that work experience in the community is an effective means of increasing self-esteem, vocational maturity and employment skills. More...
GLEC's General Education Programs
Multicultural Enrichment Partnership
The GLEC Multicultural Enrichment Partnership (MEP) serves school districts of Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Methuen, and Greater Lawrence Technical School with a wide range of intercommunity enrichment programs for more than 3,000 students in grades 1-12. Programs include: GLEC Pen Pals Program, AppleSeed Literary Magazine, AppleSauce Literary Magazine, ApplePi Literary Magazine, AppleSpice Coffee House,Greater Lawrence Academic Bowl, and the Collaborative Visual Arts Awards. More...
GLEC's Other Services
Specialist Services includes registered occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, Teacher of the visually impaired, orientation and mobility specialists and assistive technology.
The Collaborative's Educator Training Program (ETP) sponsors many professional development activities for educators in the Collaborative's member school districts. The Collaborative's Professional Development department offers workshops, seminars and college courses for educators in a wide variety of topics. More...
Special Needs Transportation
As an agent for its member school districts, the Collaborative is responsible for providing daily transportation services for students attending GLEC programs and private schools outside the Greater Lawrence area. More...
The Cooperative Purchasing Committee is composed of the business administrators of GLEC's member districts and the purchasing agents of their respective municipalities. More...
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