Welcome to Urban Science Academy!

Welcome back and Happy 2015!  We are excited to announce that our after school buses will begin this Wednesday, January 7th. Students can take this opportunity to stay after school to complete work with teachers and/or participate in extra-curricular activities. Buses will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 3:30 PM. It will drop off students at Forest Hills T Stop.

Upcoming Events


Friday, Jan 9:

  • Peer Health Exchange (9th grade) - during advisory

  • Infusions dance team practice 2 PM in room 108

  • Varsity Girls Basketball -- vs. O'Bryant @ O'Bryant at 3:30 PM

  • Varsity Boys Basketball -- vs. O'Bryant @ West Roxbury at 5:30 PM


Saturday, Jan 10:

  • JV Boys Basketball -- vs. Randolph HS @ West Roxbury at 1:00 PM

  • Varsity Boys Basketball -- vs. Randolph HS @ West Roxbury at 2:20 PM

Monday, Jan 12:

  • Infusions dance team practice 2 PM in room 108Tuesday, Jan 13:

  • National Honor Society / Community Service meeting during lunch in room 204

  • Step Team Tryouts 2 PM in the auditorium. All students interested should bring sweat pants and sneakers. 

  • JV Boys Basketball -- vs. Latin Academy Latin Academy at 3:30 PM

  • Varsity Boys Basketball -- vs. Latin Academy Latin Academy at 5:00 PM

  • Parent Council Meeting at 5:15 PM

  • School Site Council Meeting at 6:30 PM 

 

Reminders:

 

  • All students, student activity fee information will go out this week. The fee is $10 and will help fund field trips and other student programs. Please turn your money into Ms. Le or Mr. Clemente or to your homeroom teacher. Seniors do not need to pay this fee as your senior dues already include it. 

 

Opportunities:

  • GLOBAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:

     

    Global Education Scholarships for sophomores and juniors. Travel to Ecuador with United Planet as a Global Health Fellow in August 2015. For more information, see attached overview (http://boston.k12.ma.us/bulletins/GlobalHealthOverview.pdf) and application (http://boston.k12.ma.us/bulletins/GlobalHealthApplication.pdf).

     

    Contact:  Bethany Wood, bwood@bostonpublicschools.org or Kait Yankello, 617-267-7763kait@unitedplanet.org.

  • MIT is recruiting high-achieving high school juniors for 3 FREE of charge programs under the umbrella of the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Program at MIT. For more information, please ask your advisor or see Ms. O. Application DEADLINE is February 4, 2015. 

  • For 100% FREE SAT prep, go to:  www.collegexpress.com/sat-word-game

  • ROLLINS GRIFFITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

     

    For the twelfth year, three $1,500.00 Rollins Griffith Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to three Boston Public High School seniors and will be distributed in June 2015. These $1,500.00 awards are given through the generosity of the Rollins Griffith Teacher Center of Boston, a non-profit organization run for over thirty years by and for educators in the Boston Public Schools.  Please see the attached memo for more information:  http://boston.k12.ma.us/bulletins/RGTCScholar2015.doc.

     

    Contact:  Claire Radley, 635-1515 or on her cell phone 617-680-1460

 

 

 

 

  • FAFSA Night 

    January 15 from 5:30-7:30PM at Mattapan Public Library 

    Confused about financial aid for colleges? Come get help at our financial aid workshop. Remember to bring your tax forms.  
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    Our December Family newsletter is out!
     
    Download it here: December 2014 Newsletter
     

     
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  • School Site Council and Parent Council 
    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 
    Time:
     Parent Council - 5:15 PM 
     School Site Council - 6:30 PM
     
    Location: 
    BCYF Curtis Hall Community Center
    20 South St. Jamaica Plain, MA  02130
    (It's next to the JP library).
     
    Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 24th 
     
     

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  • Student Handbook 2014 - 2015

    The student handbook is the place to turn to reference school policies, expectations, programs, and important dates. 
     
    Download the full student handbook here: Student Handbook
     
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The Urban Science Academy strives to be a learning community built on trust, respect, resilience, and courage. We diligently dedicate ourselves to develop intellectual curiosity and academic excellence, independent thought and reflective thinking, passion and creativity. Assuming responsibility for our actions and realizing our full potential, we strive to find our place in the world and leave prepared for lifelong learning and real-world challenges.