Dean of Students

The Dean of Students works closely with students, families, and faculty to support students in their personal and academic development. The Dean of Students is responsible for assisting in the administration of the following school-wide functions: daily attendance, student discipline, student support services, and school safety.

Grades 9 and 10: Christine Holmes

Grades 11 and 12: Shantanette Patrice

Guidance Counselors

Student Support

Students meet with their guidance counselors for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to issues such as high school transition, academic support, peer/relationship concerns, and college advising. Students are also provided with referrals to outside resources such as enrichment programs, employment opportunities, mental health services, and more.

College Counseling

College readiness workshops are provided beginning in the 9th grade for all students. When students enter the 11th grade, they transition to the senior Guidance Counselor and increase the focus on college exploration process. All 11th and 12th graders are enrolled in weekly College Advisory workshops that prepare them for the admissions process during the fall of their senior year.

Grades 9 and 10:  Cory O’Hayer

Grades 11 and 12:  Marisel Figueroa-Marrero

Inclusion Program

Inclusion Program Coordinator:  Paula Pellegrini

LAT-F for ELLs: Kara Raineey

Another Course to College is a full inclusion pilot high school within the Boston Public Schools.  Our progressive curriculum is provided to meet the needs of all learners including those students currently being serviced with an Individualized Education Plan.  Our special education program provides the following services for students:

  • Designated chairperson for Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings as assigned by an Administrator.
  • Full educational team assistance towards the developing individualized education programs.
  • Assistance in the development and facilitation of student referrals for assessment and the initial educational processing for students not previously enrolled in Another Course to College.
  • Intake and monitoring of assigned annual and triennial reviews, and educational assessments.
  • Guidance with interpreting data to parents and professionals.
  • Support in arranging administrative placements for children moving into the area from other special classes, substantially separate, or inclusion programs.

Academic Resources

Health Services

ACC students are able to meet with a school nurse for a variety of issues 5 days per week.

In addition, students have access to a School Based Health Center, and are encouraged to utilize the center for many on-site services, including:

  • Screening services
  • Injury treatment
  • Mental health counseling
  • Sports physicals
  • Health insurance enrollment
  • Health information and brochures

The health team includes a medical director, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, and teen health counselor.

For more information regarding health services, please contact Howard Brown.


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