ERIC Number: ED245021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Student Assignment Information, 1984-1985. Boston Public Schools.
Boston Public Schools, MA. Dept. of Implementation.
This booklet provides parents and students with information about individual schools and programs within the Boston Public School system. The first section answers common questions about enrollment procedures, school assignments, bilingual education programs, kindergarten, transportation eligibility, family changes of address, and parent involvement in the schools. In the next section, the Boston Public Schools' division into districts (I-VIII) is explained to show how the family's address determines child placement. The districts' separate programs are briefly described and their equality in status and quality to those offered in City-Wide School District IX is asserted. District IX schools are described in the next section. These are Magnet Schools, each of which is based on a major theme, and each of which may enroll students from all over the city. Magnet Programs and Special Programs are outlined in the next section; detailed are programs in vocational education, health careers, business education, international studies and language, college preparation, and the arts. The Hubert H. Humphrey Occupational Resource Center, one of the largest vocational education facilities in the country, receives special attention. Other services and programs offered by the Boston Public schools are described next, with specific information on bilingual education, Student Support Services, the Boston School Improvement Program, and the School Based Management project. The booklet concludes with a directory to the school districts which includes names, addresses, and breakdown on special programs and affiliations of each district. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents
Authoring Institution: Boston Public Schools, MA. Dept. of Implementation.