North River Collaborative
Innovative Educational Programs & Services
North River Collaborative (NRC) cooperatively develops and delivers high-quality and cost-effective programs and services for students, school districts, partner organizations, and communities.
Independence Academy is an alternative multi-service secondary school serving adolescents with issues related to substance use and dependence. In addition to offering a full rigorous academic program leading to high school graduation, Independence Academy offers numerous service components that supports a student’s commitment to recovery and healthy living, including an on-site recovery counselor, recovery support groups, health and wellness curriculum and activities, partnerships with Old Colony YMCA, and Massasoit Community College as well as other community service agencies.
North River School
An alternative middle and high school designed for students with social/emotional disorders in grades 5-12. The goal of the North River School is to assist students in developing the behavioral/social-emotional and academic skills needed to successfully return to their sending schools. Students receive academic credits toward graduation from their own school districts by completing the course of studies provided at the North River School.
Community-Based Vocational Program
The Community-Based Vocational Program is designed to provide training in various vocational areas for students with unique learning styles. For many, this is their first introduction to the world of work. Students are matched to appropriate community-based worksites for job skills training with supervision from a qualified job coach, unless otherwise determined. The job coach oversees the quality of all work and expands job responsibilities as students progress.
Learning Center Programs & District Services
North River Collaborative offers a number of other programs and services to members of our communities included including Learning Centers for Students with Disabilities, Behavior Consultation and Education Services, Services for the Visually Impaired, Therapy Services, and more. NRC provides educational services with the idea that in collaboration these services can be more successful and efficient than if provided individually.
NRC is an educational collaborative of twelve towns including two regional school districts in Plymouth County that include: Abington, Avon, Bridgewater-Raynham Regional, East Bridgewater, Hanover, Holbrook, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman-Hanson Regional.