Cape Cod Collaborative

Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP)

Advanced Studies and Leadership Program (ASLP)


Advanced Studies and Leadership


July 11th - Update

Those parents who did not submit the parent permission letter to the ASLP office approving transportation to Osterville on July 11th must email the ASLP office: stating that you desire to have your child transported to the CCC Campus in Osterville.  See the sample letter herein for further details.

TO:          Parents of ASLP Students from the School Districts of Barnstable, Chatham/Monomoy, Harwich/Monomoy
                Dennis/Yarmouth, Nauset, and Provincetown

FROM:     ASLP Administration

DATE:      July 8, 2014

RE:           Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Friday, July 11, 2014

In an effort to reduce traffic issues related Friday July 11th (Noon dismissal), Cape Cod Collaborative has decided to "run" a no cost bus from massachusetts Maritime Academy on July 11th to the CCC Campus in Osterville (formerly Osterville Elementary School) 418 Bumps River Road, Osterville.

ASLP Children will be dismissed from classes at 12:00 noon on July 11th (Friday).  The bus will leave MMA at 12:05 PM and arrive in Osterville at 1:05 PM.

Parents availing themselves of this service will be expected to pick up their ASLP children promptly at 1:05 PM on July 11th in Osterville (see directions below).

Directions to Osterville Campus:  Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway) to Exit 5.  South on Route 149, bear left onto Osterville-West Barnstable Road.  Turn left at intersection with Race Lane, then immediate right onto Osterville-West Barnstable Road.  Go straight through lights at Route 28.  Take left onto Bumps River Road.
Route 28 East, (Falmouth Road), take a right at the traffic lights (Mahoney's Nursery) Osterville-West Barnstable Road, turn left onto Bumps River Road.
Route 28 West, (Falmouth Road), take a left at the traffic lights (Mahoney's Nursery) Osterville-West Barnstable Road, turn left onto Bumps River Road.


ASLP Photos
Commencement Video

Student Application Materials

ASLP Commencement
July 18, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Please note: 
parents should arrive between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. to pack up their child's belongings.
Parents - please DO NOT drive down to the dormitory.

Program Objective:

To provide a three (3) week summer college-like residential experience that emphasizes leadership and development, and project oriented instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) areas and the humanities for high achieving students from the Cape Cod Collaborative member districts.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

2014 Program Dates:

June 29th through July 18th  
Please note: ASLP will not be in session on Friday, July 4th.


The program will serve approximately 100 current 7th graders (entering 8th grade in September) and 100 current 8th graders (entering 9th grade in September).

Selection of Students:

Students participate in the program on the basis of most recent MCAS scores.  Student scores must fall within the top 15% of their grade level.  In addition, the following criteria will also be considered:
1. Past academic achievement
2. Interest in subject area
3. Current teacher recommendations (2)
4. Guidance Counselor or Principal recommendation


Each student will enroll in a three module Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Course (STEM Course).  Students participate in four day modules, three hours each day, of exciting hands-on study which will include demonstrations and interactive work with world class technology and state-of-the-art science labs.  "Power Engineering and Renewable Energy," "Navigation and Shiphandling," "Use of Remotely Operated Vehicles in Oceanography," "Ecology of Running Waters,"  "Marine Environmental Problems on Cape Cod," "Marine Science of Cape Cod," and "Hydroponics," "Oceanography," and "Emergency Management" will be topical areas (tentative) explored within each module.

Each student will elect one Humanities course (75 minutes per day) to be selected from this tentative list of courses: "Improve with Improv," "Painting and Drawing", "Yearbook Development - Writing and Publication", "Critics Corner," "Musical Activity," and "Maritime History."


Application materials are available at the principal/guidance office within member schools.  Applications will only be accepted from the principal/guidance counselor at the member district.

Cost per Student:

Tuition per student is $1300 for the three week residential experience.  ($1240 tuition plus $60 non-refundable application fee = $1300.)


A limited amount of funding is available for those meeting ASLP financial needs guidelines.

Tuition Fees and Refund Policy:

A deposit of $250 is required within ten (10) days of acceptance.  (The check should be made payable to the Cape Cod Collaborative.)  If the student withdraws prior to May 10, 2014, $150 of this deposit will be refunded.  There are no refunds for students who withdraw after May 10, 2014.

All balances are to be paid in full by May 23, 2014.  Tuition payments, payable to the Cape Cod Collaborative, should be mailed to:
Cape Cod Collaborative
Attn: ASLP
418 Bumps River Road
Osterville, MA  02655

Should a student withdraw after the start of the program but prior to the program's completion, the following schedule of refunds will apply. Exclusive of the $250 non-refundable deposit, the refund will be computed as follows:  if the student leaves during the first week of the program, a refund of 50% of the parental payment will be made.  No refunds will be made after the close of the first week of the program.  Financial aid is available for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  A financial aid form is available at the guidance/principal's office within member schools.

For further information:

Contact Dr. Joseph Gilbert at 508-420-6950 x 12; Esther Owen at 508-564-5099 x 15; or Sheila Murray at 508-420-6950 x 10; or email us at