• Completion of the METCO application packet
  • Submission of all school records
  • Date of registration
  • District grade and seat availability
  • Presence of siblings on the waiting list
  • Special education status (students with existing special education placement determinations that call for out-of-district placement are generally not participants in METCO since the purpose of the program is participation in the district schools)
  • Race (in the past ten years, increased efforts have been made to have the METCO program reflect better the diversity of Boston Public Schools). The Department, through its service provider METCO, Inc., prohibits the screening out of students for anything other than an applicant's unwillingness to fulfill basic registration procedures or as described under the special education question below. No special consideration is to be given to any applicant for entrance into the program, such as one's political affiliation, one's athletic or other recognized talent, or one's relationship to a METCO staff member.
  • QUESTION: Are students with special education needs allowed to enroll in the METCO Program? Yes. METCO districts are required to provide a full range of in-district special education services to eligible students. However, if a student has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that calls for an out-of-district placement, then the METCO district is not obligated to accept that student. In all other cases, however, whether for initial intake into the program or for continuation in the program, school districts must provide in-district special education services and must adhere to special education regulations. It is worth noting that if a student is already participating in the METCO program and develops special education needs that suggest the possibility of needing an out-of-district placement, the receiving METCO district may still be required to provide services in-district. The student may only be placed in an out-of-district placement if both the METCO district and the sending district are in agreement that the student needs such a placement. Otherwise, the METCO district must continue to serve the student in-district (see 603 CMR 28.10(6)). Special education law requires that students be served in the least restrictive setting possible and the METCO district cannot make a unilateral out-of-district placement for a student who has been accepted to METCO with an IEP that requires in-district services. If both districts agree to an out-of-district setting, then the responsibility for the student reverts to the sending district (i.e. Boston or Springfield).

AFTER SCHOOL ACADEMIC PROGRAM (ASAP)

  • In collaboration with district personnel, students are referred to tutorial ser-vices to focus on specific academic area
  • Grades served are K-3, 4-6, 7-8
  • Tutors communicate with teachers around academic performance and needs
  • Students can participate up to twice a week for 2 hours each day, from 4-6 p.m., with the exception of grades 7-8 who meet only on Fridays from 4-6 p.m.
  • Students are tutored in groups by grade level
  • Maximum capacity is 20 per day
  • Mondays and Tuesdays (4-6 pm)
  • Grades K-3
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays (4- 6 pm)
  • Grades 4-6
  • Fridays (4-6 pm)
  • Grades 7-8

Social Workers

  • Are available to support districts onsite through support groups, affinity groups, lunch groups, and individual counseling support
  • Participate in academic and social emotional support meetings
  • Conduct home visits
  • Connect students and families with necessary resources (after school, sum-mer school, mental health, nutrition, health, housing, etc)
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SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM

  • A 6-week fee based academic support program
  • Meets from 8AM - 2PM, from July 2, 2018 – August 10 , 2018
  • Staffed by Principal, Nurse, Certified Teachers and Assistant Teachers
  • Pre and Post Academic Assessments
  • Field trips on Fridays
  • Morning team building activities
  • Cost is $650 – includes breakfast and lunch
  • Transportation not available
  • Located at Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
  • Extended Day available from 2PM - 5PM for $400 – includes daily recreation and snacks
  • summer school flyer
  • summer school application
  • photos release
  • previous year’s newsletter