February 4, Vol. 1, No. 22

The Dearborn STEM Academy is a grades 6-12 Boston Public School supported by the Boston Plan for Excellence.

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Welcome to the Dearborn!

Parent-teacher conferences will be held this Thursday, February 7th. Anyone interested in the education of our students at the Dearborn is welcome to attend. We will be featuring some of our fine and performing artists prior to the conferences. Come see what our students can do!

February kicks off Black History Month. Dearborn students will participate in a number of events and projects organized by teachers and other staff.

There are two weeks until the February vacation break. Some of our students could benefit from extra support in the classroom and during the vacation break we will offer a four day Acceleration Academy. If you think you know a DSA student who can benefit please contact the school and speak to Dean David Moreno or Principals Dana Brown or Shelley Olsen.

Parent-Guardian Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 5:30pm

DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY-36 Winthrop Street, Roxbury MA

Join us at 5:00 pm for art/music presentations before we begin the conferences with teachers at 5:30 pm.
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February Acceleration Academy at the Dearborn STEM Academy, February 19-22

Acceleration Academies are designed to provide extra time to support struggling students in ELA, Math and Science.

If you believe your child could benefit from extra support please contact the school. David Moreno is the contact.

This past Friday Co-Principal Dana Brown had the opportunity to serve at the Atlanta Mission. Watch video below.

“The Atlanta Mission has been called by God to serve the city of Atlanta. Since its 1938 beginnings, this Christian nonprofit ministry has grown from a small soup kitchen to a multi-facility organization serving Metro Atlanta’s large homeless population. Today, Atlanta Mission provides emergency shelter, rehab and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing. We serve more than 1,000 homeless men, women, and children every day.”

Look what is available for your student!



  • MASS COLLEGE OF ART SATURDAY STUDIOS (attend on Saturdays in the spring for Photography, painting, drawing and more), application in Mr. Likosky’s office, also can see details here…

Grades 9-11

  • Harvard Summer School (take college course on Harvard campus), link to apply

  • MIT Blueprint: Attend a weekend workshop on February 23-24 learning about Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science.. Must fill out this quick application

  • MIT PROGRAMS GRADE 11 ONLY: applications due February 1


  • PIC (PRIVATE INDUSTRY SUMMER INTERNSHIPS): Must have a C average or higher and excellent attendance to be considered for any PIC Position. See Mr. Likosky or Valdir Lima (second floor office) for details. There are various opportunities in business, banking, law, medical and tech/computer available. Must be 16 years old by June

  • Harvard Medical Project Success: Summer internship, medical research, see Mr. Likosky for application.. Grade 11 only, due February 8

  • Northeastern University Pre Calculus Program: Early morning in Summer for 5 weeks at NU, learn Pre Cal and prepare for Senior Year

  • UMass Boston Urban Scholars, grade 9: Summer and after school tutoring, academic enrichment, also get paid.

  • TAG (TALENTED AND GIFTED): Umass Boston summer for English language learners, English and Math, field trips and activities (soccer, art, drama, theater, music), see Mr. Likosky for application.. Program is End of June through early August

  • Northeastern University Design the Future : one week summer program for grades 9-12,

  • Acellus Credit Recovery: grades 9-12, make up credits online from previously failed courses, Mr. Likosky will oversee the courses

  • Dual Enrollment at Bunker Hill Community College or Wentworth Institute of Technology, Fall and Spring semesters, no charge for courses, earn college credits

Participating in programs out of school will look great on your resume and college applications and will also prepare you better for college courses

Families and students, please reach out with any questions to High School Guidance Counselor Tim Likosky with any questions, or 617-635-8412

In partnership with the Boston Plan for Excellence the Dearborn STEM Academy will host a Summer Learning Academy!

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Dearborn STEM Academy

Dana Brown, High School Principal

Shelley Olsen, Middle School Principal

36 Winthrop St.

Roxbury, MA 02119

(617) 635-8412 (Phone)

(617) 635-8419 (Fax)

Let's communicate!

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.

If you would like to add something please submit the contents to the appropriate principal; High School Principal Dana F. Brown, or Middle School Principal Shelley Olsen,

Stories, pictures, calendar reminders, club, activity, and classroom notes are all welcome.