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Phoenix Charter Academy Lawrence challenges resilient, disconnected students from Lawrence, Haverhill, and Methuen with rigorous academics and relentless supports, so they take ownership of their futures and succeed in high school, college, and as self-sufficient adults.

Phoenix Academy Lawrence opened in August 2012 as part of a revolutionary partnership with the Lawrence Public School District as part of the state turnaround initiative led by Receiver Jeff Riley. Due to Phoenix Chelsea’s success with formerly out-of-school students, Riley invited the emerging network to open the state’s first public, in-district high school, Phoenix Academy Lawrence, catering to this subset of students through the Phoenix model of rigorous academics and relentless support.

In 2018, Phoenix Lawrence converted to a Commonwealth charter school, like its sister schools, in order to expand its reach and nearly double its size to serve more off-track youth in its local communities. Phoenix Charter Academy Lawrence now serves up to 250 students ages 14-22 from Lawrence, Haverhill, and Methuen. Since 2014, Phoenix Lawrence has graduated 66 scholars.

Phoenix Lawrence serves a diverse student body with a wide range of experiences, educational backgrounds, and challenges to overcome, as seen below.

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Phoenix Lawrence offers multi-quarter enrollment, allowing new students to enter throughout the school year. If you are interested in attending Phoenix Lawrence, please contact Michael Caban, our Recruitment and Community Engagement Specialist at 

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