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Blackstone Academy Charter School

  • Blackstone Academy Charter School
  • 334 Pleasant Street
  • Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • 401-726-1750
  • 2002

Program Description

Blackstone Academy Charter School, Inc. operates a public high school as well as an educational enrichment program for middle and high school students. Our high school serves students from Pawtucket, Central Falls and Providence, Rhode Island. The school began in 2002 and grew out of the 30+ year old SPIRIT Educational Program, an educational enrichment program for students from Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. The school and affiliated programs all have commitments to community involvement and take a "whole child" approach to learning. The corporation was formed to assist local urban students to complete high school, attend higher education, and contribute to their local, regional and global community.

Mission Statement

The mission of Blackstone Academy Charter School is to build a strong community of learners and leaders. Our small educational environment helps foster independent inquiry, teamwork, and communication. Our students develop the skills to solve problems and use their voices in ways that lead to success in the academic, social, and professional arenas. Students demonstrate their achievements through a process of discovery, presentation, and reflection.

Community involvement and community improvement are key themes at BACS. In addition to classes, our portfolio system structures the progression of their learning by having students study themselves and their relationships to others, move forward with an exploration of the local community, and ultimately integrate an understanding of the wider world as students become responsible, motivated, life-long learners.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 350
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Smith College
  • University of Rhode Island