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MORE ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS BOARDING SCHOOLSMassachusetts Department of Education wants to prepare all students for success in life. Because each student learns differently, Massachusetts supports a variety of educational options for K-12 students. These options include traditional public schools, charter, vocational/technical, and boarding schools.
Massachusetts boarding school programs may function within a single school or be affiliated with the school districts. Massachusetts boarding schools are an initiative within a public school district, charter school, or private school to serve at-risk students whose needs are not being met in the traditional school setting. Boarding schools that operate as self-contained schools must comply with Massachusetts laws and regulations that guide schools' operation in the Commonwealth and must be assigned a school code by the Department.
Students might attend a Massachusetts boarding school if they struggle with poor grades or behavioral issues, or suspension from school. Massachusetts boarding schools can also help students whose learning styles clash with conventional curricula or teaching methods.
To graduate from a high school boarding school, Massachusetts recommends that high school boarding school students earn 22 units in a graduation program referred to as MassCore. Among these units, requirements are English, math, science, history, the arts, a foreign language, and core electives. Additional courses beyond these 22 units are commonly expected but not required and may include Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), dual enrollment college courses, or other forms of advanced classwork and physical education. Local graduation requirements may vary since MassCore is only a recommendation. Students must also pass grade 10 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams in English, math, and science and meet the MCAS competency determination required to graduate.
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