The goal of the East Boston High School Support Service is to work closely with students and their parents or guardians to make programmatic decisions that prepare the student for appropriate post secondary education and career choices. Some of our many services include, AVID, Career Academies, DELTAS, Guidance, Health Counseling, Library & Media Center, Registrar, School Nurse, School Police, professional partnerships and a wide variety of School to Career/College Services.
The Support Services programs have a developmental focus. Support staff work with faculty and administration in encouraging students to achieve their personal and academic potential, and assist students in setting short and long-term goals. Our objective is to provide a wide-range of educational counseling services, individually designed to maximize the EBHS academic experience.
EBHS student are divided into one of the following houses (small learning communities). A Small Learning Community (SLC), also referred to as a School-Within-A-School, is a form of school structure that is increasingly common in secondary schools to subdivide large school populations into smaller autonomous groups of students and teachers. The primary purpose of restructuring secondary schools into SLCs is to create a more personalized learning environment to better meet the needs of students. Each community will often share the same teachers and student members from grade to grade.
The EBHS administrative structure of each house provides for a Dean, House Assistants, Guidance Counselors and Administrative Assistants.House Assistants work directly for the Dean and are vital to the operation of each house. They perform a wide variety of duties which include:
Jane Simpson, the School Nurse, is available to all staff and students each day that school is in session. School nurses are Registered Nurses and are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. They are also trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid. Her duties include, evaluating and managing the health needs of all students, identifying and managing students with special health needs, working with other school-based groups to provide safe and healthy environments, giving medications as prescribed by a doctor, providing first aid and emergency care, helping families to get health insurance and find a health center, managing the control of communicable diseases, keeping records of immunizations and physical examinations for all students, leading the Student Support Team to help students with their individual needs and working with the guidance counselors when needed.
You can help the school nurse care for your child by letting the nurse know if your child has any chronic or acute illnesses by communicating with the nurse if medication or health needs change, updating your child’s emergency information and phone numbers so that we can always reach you and by sending documentation from the doctor each time your child has a physical examination or immunization. Please feel free to call us at any time with questions or concerns. For more information contact the EBHS Health Center @ 617- 635-9896 x 30317 or e-mail email@example.com
Ms. Tescione: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office Of The Registrar is available to assist our students with class registration, transcript requests, change of classes, enrollment verification, and other records related to all aspects of your academic life at EBHS. We also maintain attendance, class scheduling and EBHS archives. We are located on the second floor room 240.
Go to Madison Park High School Family Center; fill out an application, choose East Boston High School as your first choice. East Boston residents get first priority. Bring three (3) proofs of address if there is not any room, you will be placed on a waiting list. Openings are determined by individual grades (9-10-11-12) and not total school enrollment.
A student who is currently enrolled must show a valid ID and will receive the transcript immediately. The student may see the registrar or their guidance counselor. A former student must email, mail or fax the request in writing. There is a 48-hour turnaround. A student may fill out a release form at a college/university and the college/university will mail or fax the request. Fax number is 617-635-9726.
See the registrar for the appropriate forms. Students 18 and under must have a form signed by a parent or guardian A student must complete a form with a signature from each current teacher releasing the student from class. A student must show a valid ID. The forms must be submitted to the registrar in order to be discharged and for records to be released. For more information contact Ms Tescione, EBHS Registrar: @ 617-635-9896 ext 30347 or e-mail email@example.com
The members of the East Boston High School Guidance Department help students reach success in their academic program, post-secondary planning and personal life. There are many factors that impact a student’s academic performance and personal behavior. By providing access to various school and community resources, guidance helps students make the choices that will lead to professional and personal success. Students are encouraged to utilize guidance services individually and through the comprehensive guidance program which addresses the needs of students at each grade level.
The East Boston High School Guidance Department is committed to using an outreach model as one means of providing guidance to our students. Classroom instruction ensures that all students receive the information about available resources for personal well-being and career planning. We believe that the information offered through these programs is a valuable part of each student’s education and therefore is integrated into the school program. These programs are continually adjusted to more effectively meet the needs of our students. East Boston High School students and their parents are encouraged to meet and communicate with the Guidance Office. Individual meetings are another service that the Guidance Department provides and we strongly advise students to take advantage of these opportunities The Guidance Department looks forward to working with all students and families and providing them with the highest level of professionalism and personal care. For more information contact Guidance Dept. @ 617-635-9896 ext 30337 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department Of Extended Learning Time, After School and Services [DELTAS] of the Boston Public Schools and its respective partners directly serve students in out-of-school time programs and extended services initiatives. Our purpose is to increase the capacity and quality of out-of-school time programs serving Boston Public Schools students. Through comprehensive services that are aligned to BPS learning standards, we seek to foster academic success and healthy development in children and youth.
East Boston High School maintains a full service DELTAS year-round after school program called PULSE. The PULSE @ EBHS mission is to ensure that every student at EBHS has access to quality out-of-school time activities and extended services. Through collaborations with community agencies, health organizations, higher education institutions, families, and other government agencies, PULSE can remove barriers to learning and promote motivated, academically successful students.
In support of the PULSE program, we trained 50 of our brightest junior and senior students to be peer academic tutors to support our transitioning 9th grade students. Three days a week after school, our trained peer tutors work one on one with a 9th grade student to support their learning in English, Math, and Science. Our tutors focus on content mastery, study skill development, fostering independent learning, and self-advocacy. Each 9th grade student together with his or her peer tutor/mentor will devise an academic success plan, which will be monitored monthly to determine progress.
The PULSE Program meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:05 to 3:35. Students receive comprehensive individualized instruction in ELA, Math and a wide variety of enrichment content. All instruction is delivered by EBHS teaching staff. The PULSE Program also offers a full-time comprehensive on site project based summer program, which includes breakfast, lunch and educational field trips in and around Boston. For more information contact Mr. Caulfield, EBHS PULSE/DELTAS Program Director. E-mail email@example.com
The Boston Private Industry Council is a public-private partnership that connects business, the Boston Public Schools, higher education, government, labor and community organizations to create innovate work force and education solutions. PIC is the connection between education and the workforce, between school and career and between classroom and the workplace. PIC initiatives thrive on the synergy created when business and community needs overlap. The result is a win-win situation. Businesses develop the workforce they need and Boston residents gain access to career opportunities and higher incomes.
As an intermediary, the PIC convenes local leadership around education and workforce priorities, brokers employer partnerships, connects adults and youth with education and employment opportunities and measures program impact in terms of both quality and scale. The PIC operates in conjunction with The Boston Compact [a school reform agreement among the BPS, business, higher education, the BTU, and the Mayor.] and Boston’s Workforce Investment Board [a federally authorized oversight body that approves spending and measures the effectiveness of publicly funded workforce development programs, in partnership with the Mayor.] PIC maintains a full-time senior career advisor on site at EBHS. For more information contact EBHS PIC Career Specialist Elizabeth Brownell @ 617-438-5471 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially middle-performing students, will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum, enter the mainstream activities of the school, increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and become educated, responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college. AVID offers a rigorous program of instruction in academic “survival skills” and college level entry skills. The AVID program teaches the student how to study, read for content, take notes, and manage time. Students participate in collaborative study groups led by tutors who use skillful questioning to bring students to a higher level of understanding.
The AVID @ EBHS program is a four-year program for students who have the potential to succeed in college prep courses, and have expressed a desire to attend college. Upon acceptance into AVID @ EBHS, students must also enroll in college prep courses that will result in fulfilling entry requirements for most state colleges and universities. AVID is offered in more than 1,500. AVID has an enrollment of about 120,000 students worldwide. Approximately 95% of AVID high school graduates enroll in college with more than 60% enrolled in four-year colleges. AVID graduates continue in college at an 89% rate. For more information about at AVID @ EBHS contact Ms Reid. EBHS AVID Program Director. E-mail email@example.com
TERI is a national leader in promoting access to college in the Boston area, across Massachusetts and New England. We assist young people and adults from all backgrounds with planning for college and identifying sources of financial aid through school-based programs and college planning centers located in libraries and community agencies. Many of our programs focus on improving college preparation, enrollment, and success for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
TERI's mission is to increase opportunity and access to higher education for all students. In addition to our loan guarantee programs, TERI supports national, regional, and local activities that assist individuals in obtaining information and guidance about higher education opportunities. TERI also works to improve the education system to increase access to higher education for all students. In fulfilling its mission, TERI College Access offers comprehensive programs for individuals and organizations, which provide information, guidance and practical help that help underserved individuals to achieve their college and other post-secondary educational goals. In addition to its advisory services and school-based programs, TERI College Access leads research and policy development efforts locally and nationally, and also provides outreach services to nonprofits and businesses to provide information on college planning and financing. To learn more about TERI College Access and its programs and services, click here. For more info contact Techrosette Leng @ 617.872.8053 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Gear Up stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a new national initiative to encourage more young people to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard and take the right courses to college. This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students
State grants are competitive six-year matching grants that must include both an early intervention component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students and a scholarship component. Partnership grants are competitive six-year matching grants that must support an early intervention component and may support a scholarship component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students. For more info contact Krista Cosco @ (617) 727-9420 or e-mail email@example.com
The Action Center for Educational Services and Scholarship (ACCESS), is a non-profit group based in Boston, Mass. that provides financial aid advising and scholarships to thousands of students in every Boston Public High School. ACCESS is Boston’s leading provider of financial aid advising and scholarships and has provided financial aid advising and scholarships to more than 40,000 Boston students since 1985, helping them realize their higher education goals and giving them a better foundation for a successful and productive future. ACCESS services are provided free of charge and serve students from every public high school and beyond and every neighborhood in Boston.
The ACCESS advisor for EBHS Ms Jessica Rivera, assists seniors in filling out the necessary documents needed to apply for financial aid for college. ACCESS connects senior teachers to coordinate financial aid presentations for the students. ACCESS also works with the seniors on a 1-1 basis to walk them through this important process. Ms Rivera is available every Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM in the back of the Senior Café. ACCESS is committed to working with EBHS students to help them achieve their college aspirations. For more info contact Jessica Rivera EBHS ACCESS @ 617-304-5515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In the summer of 2009, the Red & Blue Foundation announced the launch of the Boston Scholar Athlete Program (BSA). The BSA is committed to enhancing opportunities for Boston Public School scholar-athletes to succeed on the field and in the classroom. The program's mission is based on the proven link between athletic participation and positive academic performance. The BSA also provides a connection between the public and private sectors of the Boston community, linking the athletic capital from professional sports teams, and academic capital from colleges and universities, directly to the scholar-athletes of Boston.
Boston Scholar Athlete Zones is a program that provides year round academic support for all scholar-athletes, as well as year round academic monitoring of their progress. Based at EBHS, the regular BSA schedule increases volunteer participation and streamlines communication and coordination of efforts. Zones celebrate academic and athletic accomplishments of teams and individual scholar-athletes. For further info contact EBHS zone facilitator David Arinella @ 617-517-4218 or e-mail email@example.com
The EBHS Library & Media Center, under the direction of Sister Verdaya Mitchell-Brown and Mr. Joseph Panzini, is a fully functioning 21st-century high school LMC with over 7000 traditional volumes and periodicals for research and review. In addition, our Library & Media Center delivers the highest quality interactive media and academic instruction designed to complement, strengthen and reinforce the EBHS content curriculum. The Center is equipped with state of the art interactive multimedia equipment, as well as a new 20-computer workstation lab. The EBHS LMC provides a wide variety of e-resources such as Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book Online. We also offer distance-learning capabilities for entire classes with ample workstation access. The LMC maintains a “whiteboard”, an unassigned station where teachers can go and share ideas. Some of the many capabilities of the EBHS Library & Media Center include;
The Boston School Police are a professionally trained law-enforcement agency. The EBHS Police staff work closely with administration to provide EBHS with its well-known reputation for providing an orderly and safe learning environment. The EBHS School Police Safety Assessments are designed to identify specific strategies to make EBHS a safer learning community. The philosophy of the EBHS Police Staff is grounded in prevention. In addition EBHS School Police duties include;
For more info call the EBHS Police @ 617-635-8986 ext. 30338
For The last 10 years EBHS has partnered with Harvard University as a Professional Partner School (PPS). From the Harvard Graduate School of Education, their web site states;
“We value professional practice and knowledge. Separating theory and practice serves no teacher or student well. Thus our relationships with local urban schools and mentor teachers are essential to the success of the Teacher Education program. The program has developed a network of urban Professional Partnership Schools that provide a steady source of data and research opportunities on school reform, teaching, teacher development, and student learning, among other things. Doctoral candidates, teachers, professors, administrators, policy actors and aspiring teachers work together at Harvard PPSs in vibrant learning communities. Outstanding mentor teachers also participate in courses at Harvard offering their wise voices of practice and experience to the aspiring teachers. PPSs afford an opportunity for Harvard to contribute to and engage with the community. This commitment to enter directly into carefully identified schools offers opportunities for research in teaching and learning, human development, and school organization to come together to prepare teacher leaders.” For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Susan Kandel @ (617) 495-8854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors who enter East Boston High School often comment on how well maintained the building is. Originally built in 1926, our school features a Greek Revival architecture popular during that era. Our interior boasts marble & hardwood floors, original plaster frescoes, woodcarvings and antique classroom cabinetry. Maintaining an older building that was designed to hold 1500 students is a daunting challenge our EBHS custodians rise up to every day. The EBHS Custodial Staff, under the guidance of Senior Custodian Mr. Bill Day is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of our EBHS home. Some of their many duties include;
For more info contact Bill Day Senior Custodian @ 617-635-9896 ext. 30315
East Boston High School offers a Universal Free program. All students are offered breakfast and lunch, free of charge, regardless of family income. The EBHS kitchen serves 500 breakfasts and 1200 lunches daily. All food is prepared and cooked on-site. A daily fresh salad bar is offered. Weekly, a professionally trained chef from “Project Bread” prepares gourmet meals for our students.
EBHS provides healthy, culturally conscious and appealing meal choices for students, with a new provider for the 2011-2012 school year. Our cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch daily, as well as serving snacks for our after-school programming. Our cafeteria also services the many summer programs available at EBHS. All of the meals we offer at the EBHS cafeteria meet the nutrition requirements set by the USDA Food & Nutrition Service to support children’s healthy growth and development. For further info contact Ms. Jennie Hall Cafeteria Manager @ 617-635-9896 ext 59725 or e-mail email@example.com
The Educational philosophy of East Boston High School embraces technology as a relevant, meaningful and necessary component of teaching and learning. To that end, we maintain 4 state of the art computer labs. Each teacher also is supplied with an up to date Mac book, and every classroom has at least 1 internet ready computer and printer. Each student at EBHS receives a network account with ample storage capacity for academic work.
With literally hundreds of working computers in the building, maintenance is critical to keeping us connected. We are fortunate to have Mr. Kory Giberti as our EBHS Technology Support Coordinator. Kory handles all network issues, outside vendors, in house computer repairs, upgrades and is our liaison to The District’s Office of Instructional Technology OIIT. For further info contact Kory Giberti @ 617-635-9896 ext 30306 or email RGiberti2@boston.k12.ma.us
Since 2010, the EBHS Music Dept. has shared a partnership with Zumix. Zumix is an arts based non-profit community organization based in East Boston. As a component of our course Music Technology 839, EBHS students travel to the Zumix facility twice a week for hands on personalized instruction in all aspects of Music Technology production or Poetry/Songwriting. Zumix provides all freshmen English students with a 16 week poetry / songwriting unit. Zumix also provides full military drum ensemble training for our JROTC Program.
The Zumix HANDS-ON Youth Development Programs offers award winning music and technology programs with an emphasis on personal guidance, self-assessment and leadership development. HANDS-ON involves at-risk youth in a series of linked programs designed to help participants articulate their dreams, examine their obstacles, and navigate successfully from adolescence to young adulthood. The core HANDS-ON Youth Development programs focus on songwriting, performance, instrumental music and creative technology. For further info contact Kim Dawson Educational Program Director @ 617-568-9777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org