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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.
Our mission is to prepare students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential.
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.
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.
APR serves all students admitted through the lottery process; We provide inclusion classrooms as well as substantially separate services.
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