Student Voice

  • Boston Public Schools is committed to ensuring that students have a voice in the issues that affect them at the school and district level. The Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) is a citywide body of student leaders representing their respective high schools. Among their activities, BSAC members:

    • convene twice monthly;
    • meet with the Superintendent and members of the School Committee to offer their views on high school renewal efforts;
    • provide student perspectives on education policy issues;
    • develop and disseminate materials to help students understand their rights and responsibilities; and
    • inform their respective schools about relevant citywide issues.
    • A member of BSAC also serves as a non-voting student representative on the Boston School Committee.

    For more information about BSAC, call 617-635-9446. 


    School Site Councils

    Schools elect a School Site Council to make decisions on some school-wide matters. At the high school level, a student elected by his or her peers must serve on the council.

    For more information about student participation on School Site Councils, call 617-635-7750.


    Community-Based Organizations

    The following is a partial list of local community-based agencies that help organize, support and empower students to become involved in their schools and communities. 

    Other Resources

    • Search for programs and activities to keep you engaged after school and during the summer on BOSTONavigator.
    • Learn more about opportunities for kids and teens throughout the city on the BostonYouthZone site.
    • Get homework help online or from volunteer teachers at the Boston Public Library.