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The Phoenix Charter Academy Network manages a growing portfolio of free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public high schools in Massachusetts. Here’s what’s happening.

Nov 16 2016

Phoenix announces Phoenix Gala 2016

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Phoenix is excited to share that after two wonderful years at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, we are moving our annual gala to The Innovation and Design Building on Drydock Avenue in South Boston. As leaders in the education reform movement, we can't think of a better place to celebrate... Read More »

Oct 28 2016

Phoenix 2016 graduates featured on NECN’s The Take

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Phoenix Charter Academy graduates Gisma Ahmad and Destiny Morton, alongside Amy Ciaraldi, child care director at the school in Lawrence, Massachusetts, tell Sue O'Connell how important their charter school is to them. Furthering their education, Destiny is going to Brandeis and Gisma is going to Benjamin Franklin Institute of technology.... Read More »

Sep 30 2016

Phoenix Academy Lawrence graduate featured in book project giving students voice on their experiences in US public education

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Edgardo, a Texas student who emigrated from Mexico, fears he won’t make it to college and will have to survive on minimum-wage jobs. Ashayla, a Miami high schooler, doesn’t feel safe when cops with dogs and Tasers patrol the classrooms searching around student bags. DeAndre, a Washington, D.C, student, doesn’t... Read More »

Sep 27 2016

The Pioneer Institute publishes white paper examining how “How Phoenix Academies Transform Potential High School Dropouts into College Grads”

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Study Explores How Phoenix Academies Transform Potential High School Dropouts into College Graduates Network combines second chances and individualized support with academic rigor BOSTON – A network of three Massachusetts public schools is using “relentless support” to help at-risk students not only graduate from high school, but also succeed in college,... Read More »

Jul 13 2016

Phoenix Academy students showed that yes you can

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Lawrence, MA - Ambar Alcantara, Germarie Garcia and Janesa Rapaglia- Santos are not traditional students, but received their high school diplomas after earning a second chance at the Phoenix Academy. Garcia did not know enough English when he moved from Puerto Rico to Lawrence; Alcántara and Rapaglia-Santos, both young mothers had to... Read More »

Jun 16 2016

CBS News covers Phoenix Chelsea graduation

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CHELSEA (CBS) – It’s a special high school graduation for two young women who never thought they’d make that triumphant walk to accept a diploma. The accomplishment is thanks to their extremely hard work, and a special school that not only cares for them, but for their children as well. Twenty-one... Read More »

Jun 9 2016

Phoenix Academy celebrates 11 graduates

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HAVERHILL -- The 11 graduates of Phoenix Academy Lawrence Class of 2016 walked across the stage at Northern Essex Community College's Haverhill campus Thursday afternoon. Phoenix Academy is an alternative high school option within the district that accepts students who struggled in a traditional school system. Phoenix serves a diverse student... Read More »