ACC SERVICE TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS

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Posted on February 17, 2018

Community service is an integral part of the ACC experience. This past January, 19 students and 3 educators travelled to New Orleans where they worked with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, a non-profit organization that was created in 2006 following Hurricane Katrina. One of the YRNO’s missions is to help families recovering from the effects of the hurricane. Students worked with a family to clean and organize their warehouse to help preserve many historical artifacts.

This year, ACC offers a class that goes along with the service trip called Social Activism. In addition to fundraising for the trip ($23000), students spent the first semester learning what it meant to be an activist in their local, national and global community. This course also challenged students to read, write and think critically about the issues that have affected the city of New Orleans and how it has an impact on the country as a whole. Students traced African American Heritage from slavery to overcoming obstacles throughout our 400 hundred years in the United States. They spent time before and during the trip reflecting on where we are going and where we have been. In New Orleans, students had the opportunity to visit Whitney Plantation, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade, Xavier University of Louisiana and Dookie Chase Restaurant, which was founded in 1941 and soon became a meeting place for music and entertainment, civil rights, and culture in the city.

The experience of working together on a worthwhile cause, applying their education to contemporary social justice issues, and challenging themselves to learn beyond the classroom was priceless.

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INTREPID at HALE RESERVATION

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Posted on February 17, 2018

Intrepid Academy is a joint venture of Hale and Boston Public Schools (BPS) at Another Course to College (ACC). Designed by an advisory group of experienced educators from public, private, and charter education organizations, and with the support of BPS superintendent Tommy Chang, this new semester school provides accessible outdoor learning opportunities on Hale’s 1,137-acre campus. Its innovative approach leverages the curricular expertise of BPS classroom teachers and the pedagogical expertise of Hale’s outdoor educators. Together, they combine exercise, nature, and rigorous academics to expand minds and transform lives

Each semester, Hale challenges a cohort of high school juniors to:

  •     Look deep. Intrepid Academy blends traditional academics with experiential learning projects, pushing students to ask questions, test new ideas, and develop a deeper understanding of the natural world and themselves. Every day is rich with physical and mental activity.
  •     Be bold. Challenging the boundaries of their comfort zones, Intrepid breaks down the walls of the classroom, bringing the students to the experience, rather than bringing stories of experience to them. Hale has a remarkable assortment of natural and man-made challenges across its wilderness campus.
  •     Think big. At the end of their semester, Intrepid students leave with an expanded sense of the world and their place in it. Every student who comes to Intrepid takes their experience back to their more traditional schools with a new focus on what education and learning can mean for them.

Intrepid nurtures body and mind, inspires passion and curiosity, and prepares students for success in academia and life. Students return to their schools and communities with a determined spirit.

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ROBOTICS at ACC

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Posted on February 17, 2018

Robotics! Saturday fun! We were the only BPS school competing in the statewide Robotics First League and we won the first round, finishing up as #9 out of 18 teams. A solid start to the season led into MAKING THE STATE TOURNAMENT!!! Congrats to Ms. Kam, Mr. Tolbert and DEEZ GEARS (the amazing ACC Robotics team)!!! 

GOVERNING BOARD and PARENT COUNCIL MEETING DATES

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Posted on October 2, 2017

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OPEN HOUSE on WEDNESDAY October 4, 2017

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Posted on October 2, 2017

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ACC MOVED TO HYDE PARK

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Posted on September 20, 2017

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NEW WEBSITE COMING!

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Posted on May 25, 2017

RANKED #5 in BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

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Posted on May 25, 2017

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LGBT SUMMIT

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Posted on May 25, 2017

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HOUR OF CODE

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Posted on December 5, 2016

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ACC students and teachers are planning on joining the tens of millions of students in over 180 coutries in HOUR OF CODE! Ms. Kam, Ms. Gough,  Mr. Andrews, Mr. Foy and Mr. Comeau will be leading students in HOC.

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