Student Support

Special Education and English Language Learners

Boston Collegiate Charter School is committed to providing comprehensive and high quality services for students with disabilities and to meet all requirements of state and federal legislation.

Boston Collegiate provides special education services for students in accordance with state and federal special education laws, M.G.L. c.71B, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the regulations associated with those laws. The Boston Collegiate Director of Student Support is responsible for maintaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in accordance with state and federal law and work with teachers to make appropriate curriculum and instruction modifications.

The Director of Student Support, Nadia Cyprien, is responsible for overseeing the services for all students on IEPs and 504 Plans in grades five through twelve. She works closely with principals and teachers to ensure that all students with disabilities are receiving appropriate instructional services, including modifications and accommodations within the general education classroom. Ms. Cyprien also ensures that the school is in compliance with state and federal legislation in regard to students with disabilities.

Boston Collegiate’s Student Support program utilizes liaisons who carry a caseload of students. Liaisons meet regularly with all general education teachers to review curriculum materials, support teachers in modifying their content and making accommodations to its delivery, review the progress of students on IEPs, and maintain communication with parents or guardians.

Boston Collegiate’s Student Support program also includes two counselors, a speech language pathologist, an occupational therapist, a school psychologist, and various other related services.

Please click here for the Parent ‘s Notice of Procedural Safeguards and here for a notice to families on the rights of students with disabilities to attend charter schools.

Boston Collegiate provides services for students with Limited English Proficiency in accordance with Massachusetts state law M.G.L. c.71A and the regulations associated with this law. The Boston Collegiate English Language Learner Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing students with limited English proficiency and supporting teachers in both instruction and curriculum.

It is the mission of the Boston Collegiate Student Support Parent Advisory Council to provide a network for parents, guardians and advocates of children with special needs. It is our goal to work collaboratively so that all parties have access to relevant information, training and support; all while encouraging an atmosphere of effective open communication, understanding, and mutual respect among all students, parents, educators and the community.

The goals of the Council include:

  • Hold at least one Student Support Parent Advisory Council meeting per quarter;
  • Offer four training topics per year; and
  • Host a fundraiser to benefit any additional Student Support needs/events

The Student Support Parent Advisory Council exists to inform families of students with IEPs–read more here. Meetings scheduled for the 2021/2022 school year are listed below. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Nadia Cyprien in advance.

  • September 29, 2021, 5:30-6:30 PM
  • December 15, 2021, 5:30-6:30 PM
  • May 11, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM