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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 most academically rigorous 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 knownAll students take a Collegeiate Skills Class starting in 9th grade for two days per week in the first semester. In 10th grade students investigate their passions and learning about how one enters the professions in their fields of interest. During the 11th grade year students prepare for their capstone Experiential Learning project -- a two week, intensive internship in January of their junior year. In the winter and spring students also prepared for ACT and SAT exams, begin the college search and application process. We also offer a one week College Roadtrip for select students following the end of the school year in June. As a result of school trips starting in 5th grade, the average BCCS senior has visited at least 15 colleges before beginning the college application process. In addition, we offer individual chromebooks to each student in 11th and 12th grade. Students in grades 9 and 10 use laptop carts reserved through their teachers. All interested seniors travel to France in Spain as part of a senior trip in February of their 12th grade year. We offer a variety of Family Advisory and Support groups to support regular communication via phone, email and text.
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 12. 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.
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
In grades seven and eight: 7:30 am breakfast, morning room; in the High School: before school tutoring as needed. Office hours 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.
After School Program
3:00-5:00 pm, please see Extracurricular Offerings and Sports. Tutoring is also offered after school.
Shirt with school monogram and khaki pants. BCCS attire affiliated with sports and clubs is also allowed.
Guaranteed placement for all students from Boston Collegiate's Lower campus (which serves 5th and 6th grades).
Special Education: Serves all students admitted through the lottery or special admissions process; Autism services; Emotional impairment services; Moderate intellectual impairment services; Mild intellectual impairment services; Services for multiple disabilities; Physical impairment services; Sensory impairment (hearing) services; Sensory impairment (vision) services; Services for specific learning disabilities; Inclusion classrooms; Substantially separate services. We provide supports at across both campuses as the need is presented.
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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.