Cape Cod's Positive Alternative to School Suspension
A Supportive Space for Academics & Self Discovery
The Cape Cod Pass Program is a safe and supportive environment for high school students facing suspension. The problem behavior that leads to suspension can indicate an underlying issue.
The moment of suspension is also a moment for intervention and a vital opportunity to change outcomes for these students. Students will benefit from a therapeutic environment where they are also able to access their academics.
If we can get ahead of the substance use and/or mental health issues that our community’s teens struggle with more and more, we will open a future of wellness, health, resilience, and productivity for a generation of young people.
Expanding access to treatment and recovery support for Cape Cod young people continues to drive our efforts at Behavioral Health Innovators. Building off recommendations from a Community Partnership Committee in 2019, BHI received a grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to pilot a Positive Alternative to School Suspension (PASS) program.
Rather than a potentially harmful and unproductive punishment, school districts will have an option for students that provides them with a way forward. Provided with assessment, programming, and services that will benefit them, these students can return to the classroom and find success.
- Referral Process
- PASS Student Information and Parent/Guardian Release Forms
- Collaboration with high schools and re-entry plan
- Intake Forms