2017 Best Charter High Schools in Boston Metro

The 2017 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and charter school ratings.
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    Parent:Our experience at AMSA has been nothing short of excellent. All three of our kids now attend and their academic progress has been outstanding. All three have dramatically improved scholastically since coming to AMSA and we attribute it to three elements: Quality of teachers, academic challenges, and parental involvement.

    We wish all schools had this type of environment as we'd all have kids that are as naturally enthusiastic about learning as our kids have become.
    More about Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School
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    Niche User:Rules are there to teach you how to behave in the real world. They are very effective in many cases and their teachings have helped, at least me, to deal with people and the world. I wish the teachers taught us about finance and more things in regards to the real world and not only school.
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    Recent Alumnus:I had a great experience at this school. I never really saw a division of students like most high schools show. Everybody was aquatinted everybody regardless of race, religion, or sexual preference. A great experience was the Junior Journey trip i took to Guatemala with my junior class as a study abroad program the school provides for students.
    More about Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
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    High School Senior:Their different teaching style, based on skills, and not memorization of facts helped me to develope skills not my meorization skills. instead of grades we had reqirments to meet apporach or just begin to approach on. Best learning approach ive ever had.
    More about Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
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    Boston Collegiate Charter School

    • Dorchester, MA
    • 31 reviews
    High School Senior:This school is awesome for college prep. The staff and college counselors help you through every step a student takes. They support and respect students.
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    High School Senior:Every school has things it can improve upon, and CCSC is no different. However, the immense dedication and effort the teachers and faculty at the school put in for the students can be seen through any and every kind of interaction, making it truly a kind of school where the hard work is visibly seen paying off in the long run. You can't get more inclusive and personal than CCSC.
    More about Community Charter School of Cambridge
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    Salem Academy Charter School

    • Salem, MA
    • 59 reviews
    High School Senior:The school overall is great! The education and the students, we're all like a family, and since our graduating classes are so small we all see each other as family. Especially my class, the class of 2015, we do a lot with one another, like we set up a secret-Santa for the whole class, and we all go out and do senior bonding activities. It's just amazing!
    More about Salem Academy Charter School
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    Innovation Academy Charter School

    • Tyngsboro, MA
    • 71 reviews
    Niche User:I definitely do not regret going to Innovation. Out of all the schools near me it was the best education I could receive. Unfortunately, it is not the same school I came to in 9th grade. When I entered in ninth grade the school was superior in many ways then the surrounding school systems. I am happy with my time there and met some amazing people. There were many teachers there who truly helped me and I will forever be indebted too. For the most part my classes challenged me to think deeply and critically about world issues. The school definitely has its weaknesses, that need to be changed. Would I do it all over again? If I were an incoming freshmen I might weigh my options before attending Innovation. I wouldn't say it is superior anymore to the schools around the area.
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    Foxborough Regional Charter School

    • Foxborough, MA
    • 82 reviews
    Niche User:The experience varies from teacher to teacher. Some teachers are strict and others are laid back. Some are boring and some are entertaining. While the teachers are generally fine, the administration can be compared to most Jimmy Carter's presidency. They can't get much done. Also, the disciplinary system at the school operates in a strange way. Joking around is punishable, while actions done with malicious intent go unnoticed unless if someone says something.
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    High School Senior:All the experiences whether they were good or bad help shape me as a person and I think its important to learn from the bad situations that are encountered.
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    Niche User:Besides all of the bad things some of the students say about this school, it is still a nationally recognized school and one of the best in Mass. Some rules could change, but a public school with this great of an education is tough to find!
    More about Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
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    High School Senior:This school is very good for a student who is motivated, tries hard, and advocates for themselves. The school is challenging, but if students take initiative and seek help when they don't understand things, they cannot fail. There is a lot of support provided by the school, it is just up to parents and students to access than support. The school is also very accommodating to students with all kinds of disabilities.
    More about City on a Hill Charter Public School
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    High School Senior:It's a really good school if you plan on being in the medical field. It prepares you for college, you start talking about what colleges you plan to attend to freshman year. The guidance counselors help you with everything, they help you into getting into the colleges you plan on applying. They also have a program that helps us with financial aid, the program is connected with our school it's uAspire. They give us a lot of information about various colleges. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to be in the medical area.
    More about Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers