Interchange is a therapeutic day treatment school program for elementary, middle, and high school students who are unable to make adequate adjustments to the traditional public school setting. Students in need of intensive behavioral health interventions to be maintained in their home community are referred to Interchange from the Bristol and Washington County school systems via principals and school counselors.
The student to teacher ratio at Interchange is much smaller than the traditional classroom, allowing for intensive focus and attention for the student. Counselors are present in the classrooms at all times and can deal immediately with disruptive behaviors using a number of appropriate intervention strategies. The teacher and the counselor work hand in hand to set the tone for the classroom. Once the child has achieved their treatment goals, Interchange staff work hand-in-hand with school staff for a seamless transition back to the traditional public school setting.