School Choice Season is underway – when families have many opportunities to get to know their school options before registering in January. To help families in their search, BPS has unveiled a new version of our online tool, www.DiscoverBPS.org. At the high school level, principals, teachers and staff from our high schools will gather at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School at 75 Malcolm X Blvd. in Roxbury for the High School Showcase on Thursday, December 4, from 6-8pm to answer questions from parents and students. (y en español)
The Boston Public Schools is positioning itself to lead the nation in improving outcomes for Black and Latino male students after the release of a new report today. More than a year ago, the District commissioned the “Opportunity and Equity” report as part of a long-term strategy to eliminate achievement and opportunity gaps among the subgroups of students that have consistently faced the greatest challenges in Boston and around the country – Black and Latino male students. This report will help BPS and the City of Boston develop fundamental systems changes that will strengthen core practices to better meet the learning needs of all students.
Access to Advanced Placement courses has increased and student achievement in AP classes is on the rise in the Boston Public Schools – earning BPS a spot on the national Advanced Placement Honor Roll this year. BPS is being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is not only successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP, but also preparing them for success in college.
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families and students to develop within every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.