Time has certainly passed quickly as we now find ourselves at the end of the school year. Congratulations to both students and staff for the completion of this school year, while also working to merge two different school communities together! Thank you to our students and families who supported the BCLA-McCormack community this year. With what we have accomplished this year, such as the establishment of a student government at each campus and the launch our early college program with UMass Boston in the 10th grade, we are excited to think about what our future has in store. We are excited about the school we are building together and the increased participation from all stakeholders (students, families, staff, and partners). We look forward to the return of our students in the Fall, with continued partnership from our families, as we work to create new opportunities to help our students become college and career ready.
Boston Public Schools will be hosting a wide variety of SUMMER PROGRAMS ranging from camps and activities for younger students to credit-bearing/recovery options for grades 9-12. Our school’s Hyde Park campus will host a summer learning program from July 10 - August 11. Ms. Olinka Briceno (email@example.com) is the site coordinator for summer school. Students in grades 9-12 whose school counselor registered them for summer school due to a failed a course this year or in the past, are encouraged to take advantage of this credit recovery option so as not to fall behind in graduation requirements!
High School Students are invited to apply for a free, project-based deep-dive into AI (artificial intelligence) on MIT’s campus. Each student will build their own neural network with guidance from MIT mentors in an individualized setting with a 5:1 student-teacher ratio, on MIT campus. You are invited to participate in this exciting opportunity called MIT Momentum, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence (AI). No prior experience is required — only curiosity! We look for passion, interest, and enthusiasm first; the skills can be taught later. Our application is open now and is available on our website.
City of Boston Youth Summer Jobs Program Accepting Applications Applications are open for the City of Boston’s SuccessLink Youth Summer Jobs program. The program connects Boston youth ages 14-18 to various job opportunities at nonprofits, community-based organizations, and City agencies citywide. To apply, young people should: ● Visit boston.gov/summer-jobs ● View the job listings ● Apply directly to the jobs you are interested in! For more information please visit boston.gov/summer-jobs
The Science Fair this year, like always, was a huge success thanks to so many, both today and throughout the process! This may have been our strongest Science Fair yet, based on the positive feedback we got from the judges. Congratulations to all the winners! We all saw the looks of joy and pride on every student's face!
EARLY COLLEGE @ BCLA-MCCORMACK
Early College at BCLA-McCormack
Partnership with UMass Boston
- Through the early college program, high school students will take FREE credit-bearing college courses that will be listed on the high school transcript.
- If students complete all the courses during the program (school year and summer), they may graduate from high school with their first year of college completed.
- Students in the BCLA-McCormack Early College program enter into an Education Pathway, where they are able to work towards a career in education or transfer credits to another major/career.
- Students begin taking courses at the BCLA-McCormack site in 10th grade and take additional courses at the UMass campus in the following years of high school.
Our purpose is to create an Antiracist Learning Environment that is responsive to our community, nurtures personalized and authentic educational experiences and develops social-emotional competencies and purpose for all students.