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Yes. Boston has over 3,000 homeless students and is required by law to provide school assignment and transportation to such students regardless of where they are temporarily residing. Your BPS school choice list will not be based on address. Some documentation rules will be relaxed. Visit BPS to learn more.
Yes. Boston Public schools is proud to offer education to all students regardless of their immigration status. Visit BPS to learn more.
The Re-Engagement Center (REC) is the only Boston Public Schools program that specifically supports people who have not completed their high school degree. A partnership between BPS and the PIC, the REC provides one central location in a caring environment for students to access the resources and counseling that they need to re-enroll in school and get back on track to graduation.
If you would like to take the GED/HISET to get your high school equivalency, resources can be found it the links below:
Phoenix Charter Academy also operates three high schools across Massachusetts, geared towards students who would like to finish high school. The closest school to Boston is in Chelsea.
If your child has an IEP, and you are entering school for the first time, you have several options. If you wish to enroll your child in Boston Public Schools (BPS), a team will be assigned to you to help place your student in a school, according to their IEP needs.
If you’d like to explore charter schools, you should talk to individual schools to discuss how they will be able to service the IEP.
All public schools are required to provide education to students regardless of the language they speak. If you do not speak English, your child will need an assessment. If needed, they will be placed in a program that supports their language and educational needs. Refer to our ELL (English Language Learners) resources to learn more.