Mission Statement

Another Course to College (ACC) is a college preparatory high school in the Boston Public Schools, serving students from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods. It is dedicated to providing rigorous academics for students in a supportive environment. ACC fosters intellectual curiosity and prepares its students for college-level analytical reading and writing across the curriculum.


School Vision

The key elements of our vision statement can be summarized as follows:

  1. Provide a curriculum that is at least as rigorous as any of Boston’s best exam schools.
  2. Offer enrollment to any Boston student who is willing to make the commitment to
    accept the challenge of this rigorous academic experience.
  3. Do whatever is necessary to help students meet this challenge.

Acceptance to college is a graduation requirement at ACC. Students do not need to attend college immediately after graduation but they must be accepted, and can defer their acceptance if they wish. It is the ACC staff’s responsibility to guide (or push) the students through the college application process.

The entire staff meets for two hours every Monday throughout the school year to make decisions about the curriculum and the governance of the school. The small size of our staff enables us to meet in a seminar setting, and the size of our student body allows us to discuss the individual needs of our students and collaboratively develop plans to address these needs.

20 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02135   •   Tel: (617) 635-8865   •   Fax: (617) 635-8866