UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (UP Academy Dorchester) is a tuition-free, college preparatory elementary and middle school. UP Academy Dorchester currently serves students in grades K1-8.
UP Academy Dorchester aims to ensure its students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. Every assignment and every class is designed to prepare students for success in our school, high school, and beyond. The teachers and staff members work extremely hard to create and maintain a positive school culture that celebrates our students’ achievements and cultivates a true love for learning.
What Makes Our School Special?
Public, tuition-free, college preparatory middle school managed by a school management organization, UP Education Network
Aims to ensure all students are on an unbreakable path to high school and college and to achieve their full potential
Rigorous, standards-based curriculum and instruction that emphasizes an increase in intellectual independence in math and reading
Culture of high academic and behavioral expectations for students, families, and staff
Open lines of communication between school and family; multiple opportunities for family involvement
Core values include teamwork, integrity, grit, engagement, and respect (TIGER)
Lottery-based enrollment open to all students in the district; for additional information and/or an application, please visit upacademydorchester.org
1:1 and small group support during the school day
Character education program
Comprehensive supports for all students, including students with disabilities and English language learners
Extended school day and year to maximize instructional time and provide additional opportunities for arts and physical education
Cradles to Crayons
The Family Engagement Center
The Home for Little Wanderers
The Learning Project
Strong Women Strong Girls
Before and After School Programs in Our Building
Before school: Breakfast served from 7:15-7:45am daily After school: Programming offered for K1-5 until 6pm everyday!
2014-2015 UP Dorchester Report on Teaching & Learning