8th Grade Academy

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Our capstone program for 8th grade students, 8GA is a bridge between middle school and high school, and a valuable partner in district efforts to support high school transitions.

  • Students gain the basic and real-world skills they need to launch into high school and graduate, ready to succeed in college.
  • Students focus on high school pathways, participate in an apprenticeship that builds high school readiness skills, and prepare to navigate through field lessons and leadership opportunities.
  • External evaluations show Boston’s 8GA alumni enroll in 2-or 4-year colleges at twice their district average.

Check out this High School Guide developed in partnership with Panorama Education!