Founded in 1976 as a college preparatory educational program for highly motivated juniors and senior who wanted or needed “another course to college”
Became a four-year pilot high school in 2003; enrolling students in grades 9-12
College admission is a graduation requirement.
A community that respects one another’s backgrounds and beliefs as well as differences in gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation.
Small school consisting of 244 students, 22 teachers, 4 Student Support Staff
1:11 teacher / student ratio
Rigorous curriculum with Honors classes, Advanced Placement courses, and dual enrollment
Focus on analytical reading and writing: Students learn how to write college-level papers
Sports collaboration with Brighton High School
Theatre and fine arts
International Service Learning Projects
Sustained personal contact
Timely and consistent on-line access to students’ academic progress
Focus on academic as well as social/emotional growth and development
BUILD, Generation Citizens, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Fisher College, UMass Boston Writing Center, Boston College PULSE program, Harvard University, Private Industry Council, QUEST Boston, Boston Public Health Commission.