Boston Day and Evening Academy Application

General Information
BDEA's mission is to re-engage off-track students in their education, and to prepare them for high school graduation, post-secondary success, and meaningful participation in their community. To support this mission, BDEA offers a supportive, safe, and engaging school culture along with unique programming elements:
  • Program options to accommodate students' personal schedules:
    • Day Program: 9 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Evening Program: 10 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Early release Wednesdays and Fridays for Enrichment classes
    • Academic support classes from 3:30-4:30 for all students
  • Competency-based teaching and assessment lets you earn credit for what you know
  • Small class size
  • An advisory that meets three times a week to support social and academic growth
  • Unique learning opportunities:
    • Project month, offering "hands-on" learning
    • Student Portfolios, offering an opportunity to reflect on learning and to set goals
    • Multiple opportunities throughout the year to use your Voice, including monthly open mics
    • Enrichment classes that expose students to career options and focus on 21st century skills important for post-graduate success (e.g. Music Production, Culinary Skills, Art, Health Careers, Career Readiness, etc.)
    • Four graduation ceremonies every year, giving you the opportunity to receive your diploma when you have fulfilled all graduation requirements.
Application Process
STEP 1: Complete Application
You may complete this electronic version of the application, or fill out a paper copy and return it to:
Boston Day and Evening Academy
Attn: Admissions Manager
20 Kearsarge Avenue
Roxbury, MA

STEP 2: Lottery
If there are more applications than students, we need to conduct a public lottery, held at BDEA. Date and time will be posted on our website two weeks prior to the lottery. 
If you apply after the school year has started prior to the posted application deadline, and there is no waitlist currently maintained, then you will receive an offer of admission. If there is a waitlist, your application will be processed after the initially created waitlist has been exhausted.

STEP 3: Acceptance phone call or letter
If you are accepted, we will reach you by phone or letter with your start date. You will have two weeks to respond to that contact to reserve your seat. Please call us back and let us know you want to attend BDEA!
Also make sure you are enrolled in Boston Public Schools and send us your most recent transcripts (bring to orientation if not). If you have any questions about your current enrollment status in BPS, please check with the Re-Engagement Center at 617-635-2273 or visit your neighborhood BPS Welcome Center.

STEP 4: Paperwork and Orientation
Once you have accepted a seat at BDEA and are officially enrolled in BPS, you will participate in a four day orientation (Monday-Thursday) where you will learn more about BDEA's school culture and its unique competency-based system of teaching and learning. You will also complete diagnostic and placement tests in Math and Humanities. This testing is for course credit and placement purposes only. Once you complete orientation, you will begin your first Trimester.
If possible, please be sure we have your current transcripts at this point or we can't put you in the right courses!
BDEA's mission is to serve Boston students up to age 23 who are two years or more behind grade level. BDEA students must be residents of the City of Boston. By charter school law, all Horace Mann Charter Schools, including BDEA, must admit students in the following order of preference:
  1. Siblings of students currently enrolled at BDEA. Siblings are defined for this purpose as persons who have a common parent, either biologically or legally through adoption. These will be considered Priority 1.
  2. Students who are currently enrolled in the public schools of the Boston Public Schools District. These will be considered Priority 2. 
  3. All other students who reside in the City of Boston will be considered Priority 3.
Boston Day and Evening Academy does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special needs, proficiency in the English language or a foreign language, or prior academic achievement. BDEA does not tolerate any form of discrimination, intimidation, threat, coercion, and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by interfering with their freedom to learn and work. Information requested on this application is not intended, and will not be used, to discriminate. BDEA will not disclose any information provided on this application except to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as required by state law.

Updated October 2018: Please note this application will be destroyed in accordance of State Law 603 CMR 23.00. Applicants can request a copy prior.
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