Boston Collegiate Charter School (Lower Campus)

Charter (Commonwealth)5th-6th
215 Sydney Street, Dorchester
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Enrollment 195 Students
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Student/Teacher 11.0:1
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Uniform Yes
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Gender Coed
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Start/End Time 8:00am-3:10pm
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Phone Number 617-282-6710
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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 28, 2019
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School Overview

Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) is a fifth-12th grade college preparatory public charter school. The school is the highest performing non-selective public option in Boston according to Advanced Placement scores and has been ranked by US News & World Report as the best charter high school in Boston. BCCS is focused on great teaching, adhering to the core believe that without great teachers, nothing else matters. A hallmark of the school is its diversity: students hail from every corner of Boston and the diversity of the school in terms of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status reflects the diversity of our City. We strive to be a school that supports all students and where each student is deeply known.We plan field trips to promote student bonding at the start of the year and to compliment our academic programs throughout the year. We also offer social events such as dances, dress up days, honor roll breakfasts and other culture building events. Students use laptops when necessary. We have a variety of ways for families to communicate with and contribute to the school. We have a Family Diversity Advisory Group, Student Support Family Advisory Group and Family Association

Mission Statement

The mission of Boston Collegiate Charter School is to prepare each student for college. We offer an academically rigorous college preparatory curriculum for students in grades five through twelve. 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college; the majority of them will be the first in their families to complete a college degree.

Academic Offerings

We offer an academically rigorous curriculum to ensure that our students are prepared for college. We give teachers latitude in designing curriculum that will be meaningful to students as long as they are holding a rigorous academic bar as defined by our state standards and the MCAS. Because we are focused on preparing students for college, we have double-blocks of English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades five through eight. In our High School, our students take four years of four core academic subjects plus three years of a language. We offer eight Advanced Placement exams and we also offer capstone senior seminar electives. We offer visual arts in grades five-12. We also offer a Collegiate Skills program focused on the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that students will need to be prepared for college, ranging from how to craft a compelling resume to what to expect when first arriving on a college campus.

Before School Program

7:00am breakfast, morning room 8:00-5:00pm office hours

After School Program

3:00 - 5:00pm, see extracurricular offerings. Though our dismissal is at 3:10 pm, we offer a late bus that takes students home at 5:00 pm several days a week.

Uniform Description

Shirt with school monogram and khaki pants.

Pathway

Guaranteed placement for all students at Boston Collegiate Upper Campus (which serves 7th - 12th grade).

Support Options

School Data

For more data on schools, please visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website.

For schools with multiple campuses, the data below is the same across all schools in that network.

Please, note that performance data below only reflects the Next Generation MCAS results for schools who took both Next Generation MCAS and legacy MCAS tests. If the school offers a 10th grade, we encourage checking their legacy MCAS scores here.

Graduation Rate
All Students
95.4%
Students w/ Disabilities
100%
High Needs
97.4%
EL
-%
African American/Black
100%
Asian
-%
Hispanic/Latino
85.7%
Amer. Ind. or Alaska Nat.
-%
White
94.7%
Nat. Haw. or Pacif. Isl.
-%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
Student Performance
Teacher Retention Rate
School
71.4%
District
0%
State
86.9%
College Attendance Rate
All Students
89.4%
Students w/ Disabilities
73.3%
High Needs
87.8%
African American/Black
89.5%
Hispanic/Latino
-%
White
89.2%
Multi-Race, Non-Hispanic
-%
700
Total Enrollment
Student Diversity
Teacher Diversity
63.50
FTE Count

Extracurriculars

Other
We offer an after school program with electives in arts, general sports and school newspaper. Each year we create new offerings based on the skills and talents of our staff.
Sports
We offer general sports program, but intercollegiate competitive sports start in the 7th grade at our school.

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 28, 2019
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