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Objective + Do Now Objective: SWBAT evaluate Boston’s high schools, and choose at least 7 that they are interested in attending. Do Now: Of the 7 factors.

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2 Objective + Do Now Objective: SWBAT evaluate Boston’s high schools, and choose at least 7 that they are interested in attending. Do Now: Of the 7 factors you learned about earlier, what are the THREE most important ones to you when you choose which high school you want to attend? Why do those matter to you?

3 Important Dates to Know School Preview Time: November 2-January 22. Schools will hold open houses and shadow days for students. Student absences for school visits are EXCUSED. First Registration Period: January 4-February 5, Students MUST turn in a registration form during this time if they want a high school of their choosing! High School Applications Due: January-April 2010, depending on the school.

4 Day 1: Groupwork In groups, research the schools you’ve been assigned using the slides your teacher gives you, the Next Stop: High School book, the Boston Public Schools report cards, the DESE report cards, and student interviews. Complete the handout for your schools. When you’re finished, you will present your research to your classmates. Your presentation can be accompanied by posters or powerpoint slides for the schools you researched.

5 Size: 226 students 4-year graduation rate: 58% Location: Brighton, MA Theme: Rigorous college preparatory curriculum with a focus on reading and writing Services: L4, R2, R3; No ELL Application Process: School Registration Form Extra-curriculars: ACC plays for Brighton High School; Running; Chess; Knitting; Step; Boys and Girls Groups; Newspaper Club Hours: 8-3:30 for 9 th and 10 th graders (8-2:30 for 11 th and 12 th graders)

6 Size: 404 students 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84% Location: Fenway Theme: Arts, Theatre, Dance, Visual Art, Vocal and Instrumental Music Services: L4, L3, P4, Q4, R2, R3; ELL (Spanish) Application Process: 3 step process— Application to Audition, Audition, and final application Extra-curriculars: No sports. Tutoring; Gay Straight Alliance; Culture-Based Clubs Hours: 9:30-3:55 on M, 7:55-3:40 on T & Th, 7:55-1:00 on F

7 Size: 380 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 71% Location: Brighton, MA Theme: College Prep, Leadership Services: A4, L4, R2; ELL (Spanish) Application Process: Application and Interview with Parent/Guardian Extra-curriculars: Step team; sports with Brighton High; Debate; Yearbook Hours: 8:00-3:15 (11:30 dismissal on Fridays)

8 Boston Day and Evening Academy Size: 134 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 19% Location: Roxbury Theme: Alternative school for students Services: Application Process: Application, Interview, Diagnostic Assessment, 4 day Orientation Extra-curriculars: Internships, Shadowships Hours: Hours vary. Evening options exist.

9 Boston International High School Size: 177 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 31% Location: Dorchester Theme: SEI students who have been in the country for 2 years or less Application Process: Must meet the criteria for ELL beginner or early intermediate Extra-curriculars: Soccer, baseball, and volleyball Hours: 7:50am – 2:10 pm

10 Size: 1223 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 63% Location: Brighton Theme: Business and Technology, Media Arts, Law and Government, Health Professions, Teach Boston Services: A4, L4, U4; ELL (Spanish) Application Process: Rank as a top choice on your school registration form Extra-curriculars: Latinos in Action, Asian Club, Haitian Club, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Track, Baseball, Cheerleading, Softball, Tennis Hours: 7:40am – 2:03pm

11 Brook Farm Academy Size: 350 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 75.3% Location: West Roxbury Theme: College Prep with Business Focus Services: Multi-handicap Program (P4); No ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Internships, Debate, Social Awareness, JV and Varsity sports Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

12 Boston Latin Academy Size: 1647 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 94.5% Location: Dorchester Theme: College Prep Application Process: ISEE Exam Extra-curriculars: Baseball, softball, basketball, track, swimming, football, soccer, music, peer tutoring, Hours: 7:20am-1:40pm

13 Boston Latin School Size: 2406 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 95% Location: Fenway Theme: College Prep Application Process: ISEE Exam Extra-curriculars: Baseball, softball, basketball, track, swimming, soccer, chorus, band, debate, theatre Hours: 7:45am-2:15pm

14 Jeremiah E. Burke High School Size: 650 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 43.5% Location: Dorchester Theme: Arts and Humanities; Health and Human Services; Information Technology Services: L4, P4, Q4, R2, R3; No Spanish ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: All sports, School Newspaper, Literary Magazine, Science and Math clubs Hours: 7:50am – 2:10pm

15 Charlestown High School Size: 1148 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 45% Location: Charlestown Theme: College Prep, Character, Humanitarianism, Service Services: Multi-handicap Program (P4), L4, A4, R2, R3; No Spanish ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: football, soccer, cross-country, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, gospel choir Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

16 Community Academy for Science and Health Size: 366 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 61% Location: Hyde Park Themes: Science and Health Services: A4, L4, U4, Resource Room (R2, R3); No ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: football, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, track and field Hours: 7:45am-2:05pm

17 East Boston High School Size: 1373 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 50% Location: East Boston Theme: Management; Health and Human Services; Media; Art. Services: A4, L4, U4, B4, Resource Room (R2, R3); ELL (Spanish) Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Volleyball, Swimming, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track, Hockey, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance Club, JROTC, Multicultural Show Hours: 7:45am – 2:05pm

18 The Engineering School Size: 316 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 39% Location: Hyde Park Theme: Engineering Services: Multi-handicap Program (P4), Resource Room (R2, R3); No ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Robotics, Science Fair, Football, Soccer, Track, Cheerleading, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Partnerships with MIT Hours: 7:45am – 2:05pm

19 The English High School Size: 800 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 57% Location: Jamaica Plain Theme: College for All Services: A4, L4, B4, P4, R2, R3; Bilingual for A4, R2, R3; ELL (Spanish) Application Process: School Registration form Extra-curriculars: Football, Soccer, Cheerleading, Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Baseball, Softball, Tutoring, Upward Bound, Service trip to Mexico Hours: 7:45am – 3:25pm

20 Size: 340 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 59% Location: South Boston Theme: College Prep program with technology component Services: U4, L4, R2, R3, A4 Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Robotics, Film, Theatre, Martial Arts, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball, Basketball, Track, Softball, Cheerleading Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

21 4-year Graduation Rate: 83% Location: Fenway Theme: College Prep Services: L4, No ELL Application Process: Application & essay Extra-curriculars: Baseball, softball, basketball, track, Photography, Fitness room, Engineering club, Internships, College classes at Emmanuel Hours: 8:40am - 3:30 (M,W,Th), 2:20 (T) & 12:45 (F)

22 Health Careers Academy Size: 207 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 100% Location: Fenway/Northeastern Theme: Health professions Services: A4 with all students fully included; No ELL Program, but ELL students attend Application Process: Application with essay, and must attend an info session Extra-curriculars: Basketball, step team, dance team, Tae Kwon Do, cooking, art, sewing, internships Hours: 7:25am – 2:30pm

23 John D. O’Bryant High School Size: 1261 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 95% Location: Roxbury Theme: College Prep, Math and Science Application Process: ISEE Exam Extra-curriculars: Cheerleading, Football, Basketball, volleyball, softball, track, chess, drama, step, Gateway College Prep, Internships Hours: 7:20am-1:40pm

24 Size: 1419 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 46% Location: Roxbury Theme: Technical Vocational—computers, graphics, cooking, medical assisting, cosmetology, carpentry, electricity, plumbing, sheet metal, auto mechanics, etc. Services: A4, L4, B4, Q4 Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Sports, JROTC, Internships Hours: 7:40am – 2:00pm

25 Media Communications Technology High School Size: 360 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 81% Location: West Roxbury Theme: Media Communications Services: A4, B4, L4, P4; Yes ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Track, Baseball, Softball, TV studio, Photography studio Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

26 Size: 327 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 57% Location: South Boston Theme: Public Safety and Criminal Justice Services: L4, A4, Q4, Resource Room (R2, R3) Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, South Africa Exchange Club, Internships with Boston Police and Fire, JROTC Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

27 New Mission High School Size: 270 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 58% Location: Roxbury Theme: Social Justice, College Prep Services: No ELL Application Process: Application with essay, interview Extra-curriculars: Debate, Basketball, Track, Football, Softball, Cheerleading, Step, Community Service, Student Government Hours: 7:55am – 2:30pm (W dismissal at 12:30)

28 Dorchester Academy Size: 500 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 39% Location: Dorchester Theme: Business, Public Service, Law and Criminal Justice, Community Service, Economics, Leadership Services: Q4, L4, Resource Room (R2, R3); No ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Softball, Debate, Internships, Shadowships Hours: 7:50am – 2:10pm

29 Odyssey High School Size: 326 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 39% Location: South Boston Theme: Environmental Science Services: L4, Resource Room (R2, R3) Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Hockey, Cheerleading, Internships Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

30 Parkway Academy of Technology and Health (PATH) Size: 300 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 83% Location: West Roxbury Theme: Health and Technology Services: A4, L4, B4, R2, R3, R1; No ELL Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: All sports, French Club, Multi-Cultural Club, Mock Trial Club, dance, theater, drumming, SAT Prep Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

31 Size: 392 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 60% Location: Copley Theme: International Studies and World Languages Services: L4, R2, R3 Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Softball, Hockey, Wrestling, International Travel, Dance Team, Theatre, School Magazine Hours: 8:00am – 2:20pm

32 Social Justice Academy Size: 305 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 40% Location: Hyde Park Theme: Social Activism, Civic Engagement, Academic Rigor, Community Service, Law, Respect for all people Services: A4, B4, L4, U4, Resource Room (R2, R3) Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Soccer, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Track, Dance, Theatre, Student Government Hours: 7:45am – 2:05pm

33 Size: 330 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 83% Location: Dorchester Theme: Project-based learning using technology Services: Q4, R2, R3, L4, U4 Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Poetry Club, Full Sports Program, Photography Hours: 8:15am – 3:55 (M,T,Th), 3:30 (W), & 2:30 (F)

34 Urban Science Academy Size: 289 students 4-year Graduation Rate: 44% Location: West Roxbury Theme: Science, Technology, Math, Arts Services: L4, B4, R2, R3; No ELL program, but ELL students attend Application Process: School registration form Extra-curriculars: Debate, Robotics, Drama, Music, Full sports program, Photography, Computers, Step Team Hours: 7:20am – 1:40pm

35 Day 2: Presentations Each group has 8-10 minutes to present and take questions on the schools they researched.

36 Show What You Know Based on today’s presentations, what 7 high schools in Boston are you most interested in attending? Why are you interested in them?

37 Next Steps By Jan. 4: Decide what schools you’re interested in applying to. By Jan. 15: Research and visit those schools! Make sure YOU have knowledge about them, instead of relying on other people’s knowledge. Between Jan. and Apr.: Fill out and turn in your high school registration form ON TIME. Between Jan. and Apr.: Ask teachers for recommendations, and get your essays written, for application high schools.


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