2016-2017 Bus Routes

Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education School Profile Page

College and Future Planning

Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Bullying Reporting Form



Parent Advisory Council

Every year, we invite new members to join our Special Education Parent Advisory Council (PAC) at Rising Tide Charter Public School. Our membership is open to parents (or guardians) of children with special needs and anyone interested in special needs education. The Parent Advisory Council acts as a resource for families, providing support, networking and information about disabilities and the special education process.

The goal of Rising Tide's PAC is to encourage open communication, understanding and mutual respect among all students, parents, and the greater community. We aim to provide a helpful network for parents including access to current resources, training, and emotional support.




School Adjustment Councelor

Internet Safety/Social Media

  1. http://preview.channing-bete.com/97057/706915A/
    Keeping your child safe on the internet publication from the Prevent Child Abuse America organization.

  2. https://www.onguardonline.gov/articles/0012-kids-and-socializing-online
    Article about kids and socializing online from OnGuardOnline.org.

  3. https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Talking-to-Kids-and-Teens-About-Social-Media-and-Sexting.aspx
    An article from American Academy of Pediatrics on how to talk to kids about social media and sexting specifically.

  4. http://cmch.tv/tip-sheets/
    From the Center for Media and Child Health out of Boston Children's Hospital. Gives tips for parents about the effects of different media on different age groups.

Eating Disorders

  1. http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/sites/default/files/Toolkits/ParentToolkit.pdf
    Parent Toolkit for eating disorders by the National Eating Disorders Association.

  2. http://www.bulimia.com/topics/for-parents-and-families/
    Helpful information about eating disorders for parents.


  1. http://www.erikaslighthouse.org/filebin/Program/ELH_Parent_Handbook.pdf
    Parent handbook on child and adolescent depression from Erika’s Lighthouse, an organization aiming to help with adolescent depression.

  2. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm
    Parent’s guide to teenage depression from HelpGuide.org, an organization helping with mental health and well being.

  3. http://www.yspp.org/downloads/resources/YSPP_depression_Final_low.pdf
    Parent’s guide to recognizing and treating depression in children from the Youth Suicide Prevention Program.


  1. http://www.worrywisekids.org
    A website for parents with anxious children.

  2. http://www.anxietybc.com/parenting/talking-your-child-about-anxiety
    Talking to your child about anxiety from AnxietyBC, an organization that helps anxious youth.

  3. http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/tips-parents-and-caregivers
    Anxiety and Depression Association of America tips for parents and caregivers.

College Transitions

  1. http://www.transitionyear.org/parent/intro.php
    A source for for emotional health at college, especially during the first year, for parents from the Jed Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting emotional health and stopping suicide.

  2. https://www.ahead.org/students-parents/parents
    Resources for parents with children with disabilities in postsecondary education.

  3. http://collegeparents.org/2012/10/18/transition-college-how-you-can-help-your-high-school-senior/
    Helping your high school senior with transitioning into college.

Setting Boundaries with Your Teen

  1. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/parents/keeping-teens-healthy-by-setting-boundaries
    Helping parents set boundaries with their teens.

  2. http://www.abcdparenting.org/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=3&view

    Setting boundaries with teens.

Healthy Relationships with Your Teen

  1. http://www.ncdsv.org/images/LizClaiborne_Parent'sHandbookHowTalkChildrenHealthy

    A parent’s handbook to help talk to your teen about establishing healthy relationships.

  2. http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/talking-with-teens.html#
    Resource to help parents form healthy relationships with their teens and have meaningful conversations.

  3. http://www.girlsinc.org/sites/default/files/tips_for_talking_to_teens_about_

    Tips for helping form healthy teens

Adolescent Brain Development

  1. http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/families-with-teens/resources-parents/whats-normal-for-teen-development/teen-brain-development/
    How the teen brain develops differently, and what parents can do

  2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/
    Inside the teenage brain from PBS.

  3. http://www.drugfree.org/why-do-teens-act-this-way/adolescent-brain-development/
    The Teen Brain from partnership for Drug-free kids.

Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen

  1. http://www.ourtruecolors.org/Resources/Reading/straight-parents.html
    Resources for heterosexual parents of LGBTQ children from True Colors, organization dedicated to sexual minority youth.

  2. http://community.pflag.org/document.doc?id=495
    Our Daughters and Sons: a guide to helping parent LGBTQ youth

  3. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Gay-Lesbian-and-Bisexual-Teens-Facts-for-Teens-and-Their-Parents.aspx
    LGBTQ facts for teens and parents