(401) 941-8353

Opportunity to Learn (OTL)

About the Opportunity
to Learn Program

West Bay Collaborative’s unique Opportunity To Learn (OTL) Program provides individual instruction for secondary students requiring a non-traditional school setting tailored to their individual needs.  

Students work toward graduation and a diploma from their home school with individualized support to attain the graduation requirements of their sending districts. Students are referred to the program from their home districts and accepted based on program criteria.

All instruction is provided by a certified secondary special education teacher in a calm, quiet and inviting setting. Located at our Central Office at 144 Bignall Street in Warwick, students engage in a program that combines 1:1 and small group instruction with a home-based online learning experience under the guidance of the program teacher. In addition, a clinical social worker provides social and emotional supports to assist students to increase community and school experiences within their home districts.

When our OTL students are ready, they participate in individually focused and coordinated activities in a wide variety of settings in collaboration with state agencies, community partners, and local post-secondary programs designed to assist them to achieve their post-high school goals which may include:

  • Post-secondary education
  • Vocational education
  • Employment
  • Community engagement
  • Independent living

Students participate in: 

  • Career exploration
  • Development of employment skills
  • Development of independent living skills
  • Community-based learning experiences


“This program means a lot  to me because it has given me a chance to learn a different way in a safe environment. I’m able to succeed in my education and am starting to believe in my self again.”

Michaela B

Opportunity to Learn Contact Information

April Seppala
Director of Special Education
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Phone: (401) 270-8588
Cell: (401) 261-2340

Brianne Brunelle
OTL Teacher
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Phone: (401) 941-8353 Ext. 106
Cell: (401) 829-1577

Welcome to the West Bay Collaborative OTL Program

Here, you’ll find news for students, parents, and community members about the Opportunity to Learn program and how it’s benefiting students every day.

Main Office
Transition & Vocational Services
Professional Development

144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888

Phone: (401) 941-8353
Fax: (401) 941-8535

Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:30pm

Alternative Learning Program
Grades K-6

1196 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910

Phone: (401) 270-8588
Fax: (401) 270-8429

Hours: Monday-Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm;
9:00am - 12:45pm 

Alternative Learning Program
Grades 6-12

144 Bignall Street
Warwick, RI 02888

Phone: (401) 941-8353
Fax: (401) 941-8535

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00am - 2:00pm;
8:00am - 12:00pm