DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY NEWS & NOTES
June 17, 2019 Vol. 1, No. 39
The Dearborn STEM Academy is a grades 6-12 Boston Public School supported by the Boston Plan for Excellence.
Hello DSA Community!
THANK YOU FOR SENDING US YOUR CHILDREN!
Have a great summer.
END OF YEAR-JUNE!
Grade 8 Moving UP Ceremony, 9:30 am
11:30 DISMISSAL, ALL STUDENTS
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 11:30 DISMISSAL, ALL STUDENTS
Dearborn Class of 2019 graduates!
In between the audience was treated to heartfelt senior tributes by faculty members, a moving speech by Class Valedictorian Lenylse Ferreira and a spirited sendoff by Class President Nakhia Taylor! Several members of the class were also presented with special awards for their contributions to the school community.
A special thanks to all of the faculty and staff who went above and beyond in ensuring a great event. A special shoutout to Counselor Tim Likosky.
What a great night!
Seniors recognized for service, character, academics, leadership and more.
DETERMINATION AWARD: MEICAIL CONSTANT
PERSEVERANCE: IVERSON IRAHETA
LEADERSHIP: NAKHIA TAYLOR
COMMUNITY SERVICE: LUCIANA CALDERON
HEADMASTER: VACILIENE CARVALHO
VALEDICTORIAN: LENYLSE FERREIRA
DSA AWARD: ELIAS ARROYAVE
Class President Taylor gets emotional during sendoff...
Grade 9 trip to New Jersey a success!
Antigone comes to the Dearborn
trip to Thompson Island. When her last period class saw her getting back to school they decided to surprise her by making sure her classroom was in perfect shape.
After sending a scout to make sure she was heading up, they stayed in the room after the bell to surprise her and welcome her back to her super clean room!
What we are measured by as a school!
Here are the accountability areas of focus for schools in Massachusetts. As a turnaround school we are acutely aware of our status and are determined to make progress in the areas below.
If you have any questions about how the Dearborn is addressing these issues please do not hesitate to contact us.
- MCAS scores in English language arts, math, and science
- Student growth percentiles in English language arts and math
High School Completion
- Four-year cohort graduation rate
- Extended engagement rate (five-year cohort graduation rate plus the percentage of students from the cohort who are still enrolled)
- Annual dropout rate
Progress Towards English Proficiency
- Percentage of English learners meeting annual targets in order to be English proficient in six years
- Percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of the days they were enrolled at a given school during a school year
Advanced Coursework Completion
- Percentage of 11th and 12th graders completing advanced coursework (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment courses, and other selected rigorous courses)
School begins Thursday, September 5, 2019...have a great summer.
In partnership with the Boston Plan for Excellence the Dearborn STEM Academy will host a Summer Learning Academy!
We will communicate by newsletter with you each week. It will be distributed at the beginning of each school week. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform Dearborn STEM Academy students, staff, and families as well as the greater Dearborn community.
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