Academy Of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School

Charter (Commonwealth)5th-12th
1 Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park
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Enrollment 526 Students
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Student/Teacher 11:1
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Uniform Yes
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 8:00am-3:00pm
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Phone Number 617-361-0050 ext. 111
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Enrollment

Enrollment in all charter schools is determined by a free lottery. Families may enroll in as many charter lotteries as they wish.
Lottery Enrollment Deadline
February 29, 2020
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School Overview

The Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School (APR) is a free, public school offering a rigorous college preparatory program to 535 students in 5th through 12th grade. For 22 years, APR has been committed to serving students of Boston such that they achieve their full intellectual and social potential, and we now have more than 500 alumni. We operate as an integrated middle and high school and provide extensive college placement and alumni supports, and we provide opportunities for students to travel and learn outside of our walls.

Our work is grounded in the vision that graduates of APR have a focused mind and a big heart. They are ready for post-secondary education because they have mastered college and career ready academic and social skills including the knowledge and dispositions to joyfully pursue future opportunities based on their passions and participate in and transform civic life. We prepare our students to succeed in college and career and to that end we provide them with experiences on other campuses (such as the dual enrollment program with local colleges) as well as our annual China exchange program. Each year our high school students can spend either three weeks or three months in Beijing with our sister school.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential.

Academic Offerings

The Academy of the Pacific Rim offers an accelerated, college preparatory program. The middle school curriculum prepares students for advanced work in high school. Our core high school curriculum is four years of English, Math, History, and Science. Mandarin is the only foreign language that we offer, beginning in eighth grade. Students need three years of credit in this foreign language, although some may also purse advanced study and take the Advanced Placement test. Juniors have advanced offerings: AP US History, Honors Chemistry, and Pre-Calculus, as well as a selection of equally rigorous thematic Honors English seminars. Seniors have AP options in Math and Science, as well as a choice between two very demanding Honors History courses, and the continuation of Honors English seminars. Juniors and seniors participate in our dual-enrollment program at three local institutions: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Wentworth University and Bunker Hill Community College.

Before School Program

Early start breakfast provided at 7:00 am.

After School Program

Sports, homework help, office hours, clubs, extracurriculars. 3:00-4:00 or some until 5:00.

Uniform Description

In middle school there is a uniform with khakis and white or red tops. In the high school there is a dress code with guidelines.

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School Data

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Graduation Rate
All Students
97.3%
Students w/ Disabilities
100%
High Needs
96.3%
EL
-%
African American/Black
95.2%
Asian
-%
Hispanic/Latino
100%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
-%
White
100%
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
62.3%
District
79%
State
85%
College Attendance Rate
All Students
89.2%
Students w/ Disabilities
-%
High Needs
88.9%
African American/Black
90.5%
Hispanic/Latino
-%
White
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
535
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
68.90
FTE Count

Extracurriculars

Other
There are a variety of extra-curricular offerings including student government, national honor society, gay/straight alliance, robotics club, thespians, and approximately 6-8 other clubs and teams that vary depending upon student interest each year.
Sports
Baseball, Softball, Boys' Basketball, Girls' Basketball, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Outdoor track, Boys' Cross Country, Girls' Cross Country, Double Dutch, Boys' volleyball, Girls' volleyball.

Some students play hockey and football with district schools through a partnership.

Enrollment

Enrollment in all charter schools is determined by a free lottery. Families may enroll in as many charter lotteries as they wish.
Lottery Enrollment Deadline
February 29, 2020
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