Who We Are

Founded in 2006, the Phoenix Charter Academy Network manages a growing portfolio of free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public high schools in Massachusetts.

Serving over 500 students across the state, Phoenix schools are some of the only high schools that actively recruit older, disconnected, and underserved students.

Upon receiving its first charter in 2005, former Department of Education Commissioner David Driscoll tasked Phoenix to become “a model for alternative education.” True to that challenge, Phoenix now operates three schools: two Commonwealth charter schools in Chelsea (opened 2006) and Springfield (opened 2014) and an in-district school modeled after Phoenix Chelsea’s commonwealth charter structure in Lawrence (opened 2012) –an innovative step in a state turnaround initiative.

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