Boston Collegiate Charter School

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch

 

Congressman Lynch, with the help of two Harvard alums, created the Boston Collegiate Charter School of BCCS in less than a year.The Boston Collegiate Charter School, originally named the South Boston Harbor Academy, is one of the top middle and high schools in the country.  In fall of 1998, the families of South Boston were given an option to send their children to a quality charter school.

Because of the efforts of the Congressman and his peers, the school has been able to achieve a quite impressive record of academic accomplishments. For example, for the 11th year in a row, 100% of BCCS graduates have been accepted to 4-year colleges. 78% of BCCS alumni are either currently enrolled in or have graduated from college. Finally, with BCCS's heavy emphasis on AP courses for high school students, the school has consistenly surpassed the national average for qualifying scores in relation to the AP credit exams. 

In the fall of 1998, the idea Congressman Lynch and his colleagues came to fruition, and in turn, it provided the families of South Boston and neighboring communities with the option sending their children to their assigned public school or to enroll at BCCS  With the schools success, Congressman Lynch's impact and influence in his community is indisputable.

 

Bibliography: 

Boston Collegiate Charter School, May 2, 2015

http://www.bostoncollegiate.org/aboutUs/mission.php

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