Dear Charter Public School Supporters,

I hope this email finds you and yours staying healthy and safe. As 2020 comes to a close, we’d like to share our “top ten” charter public school moments of the year.

In 2020, charter public school teachers, students, families, and staff continued to keep their communities:

From making masks with sewing machines and 3D printers to creating COVID-19 safety tip videos to upgrading classrooms, Advanced Math & Science Academy, Boston Collegiate, Collegiate Charter School of Lowell, Lowell Middlesex Academy, and Marblehead Community are prioritizing the safety of their students, teachers, and families.

From meal-pickups/delivery, food drives, food pantries, and food trucks to advocating to end food insecurity, Alma del Mar, Argosy Collegiate, Bridge Boston, Hilltown Cooperative, Pioneer Charter School of Science, Rising Tide, and Sizer School are making sure their communities don't suffer hunger and/or malnutrition.

From providing students with laptops and hot spots to developing an accessible online curriculum to creating technology workshops for parents, Atlantis, Codman Academy, Lowell Community, Roxbury Prep, Salem Academy, and Veritas Prep are keeping their students digitally connected.

From offering activities like cross country, dance, field hockey, and martial arts to having on-campus fitness trails to developing virtual physical education classes, Global Learning, Innovation Academy, Martha's Vineyard, Paulo Freire Social Justice, Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion, Springfield Prep, and Sturgis are keeping their communities active.

From delivering on an in-person, remote, or hybrid curriculum, Benjamin Banneker, Boston Renaissance, Four Rivers, Holyoke Community, Lawrence Family Development, Old Sturbridge Academyand South Shore are making sure their students receive an education that adds up.


From performing music to putting on plays to creating self-care cubes and artwork, Abby Kelley Foster, Benjamin Franklin Classical, Christa McAuliffe, Conservatory Lab, Francis W. Parker, Match, and Pioneer Valley Performing Arts are keeping their communities creatively engaged!

From creating art to penning an op-ed on the importance of voting and #BlackLivesMatter to attending and speaking at rallies, Baystate Academy, City on a Hill, Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, Libertas Academy, Neighborhood House, New Heightsand Phoenix are advocating for racial justice.

From greeting students in the morning with a live musical performance to creating fun and warm virtual classrooms to writing letters to members of their communities to thanking veterans to celebrating their students, Cape Cod Lighthouse, Community Day, Hampden Charter School of Science, Learning First, MLK, Jr. Charter School of Excellence, River Valley, and SABIS International are keeping us all smiling!

From hosting virtual college career fairs or essay review nights to delivering care packages to creating funds and centers to support their alumni, Academy of the Pacific Rim, Berkshire Arts & Technology, Boston Prep, Excel Academyand Foxborough Regional are keeping their students and alumni on track to get to and through college.

From establishing COVID-19 relief funds to identifying community resources for families, Brooke, Community Charter School of Cambridge, Hill View Montessori, KIPP Massachusetts, Map Academyand Prospect Hill Academy are actively supporting the needs of their communities.

While we look toward the new year with a great deal of hope and optimism, we are grateful for all that our charter public school community has accomplished amidst the trials and challenges of 2020.

Please stay safe and warm this holiday season.


Tim Nicolette
Executive Director, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association



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