High School Placement and Alumni Services
Neighborhood House Charter School’s High School Placement Program helps students and families navigate the complicated high school admissions process and select an “best match” high school. Beginning in 6th grade, and gaining intensity through 8th grade, students and families participate in information sessions and students hear guest speakers, prepare for entrance exams, and hone essay-writing and interview skills. In 8th grade, our High School Placement Director works individually with each student to identify and apply to his or her most appropriate high school options—choosing among an array of independent schools, parochial, charter, pilot or district schools. In addition, 8th graders participate in a College and Career Readiness course. This course helps students become aware of their identity and ambitions, and provides guidance on how to act on those ambitions.
Understanding that some graduates need ongoing support to achieve their full potential, NHCS’s Alumni Services Coordinator provides one-on-one support to alumni who are struggling in high school and assists other alumni through the college admissions process.
As of June 2015, NHCS had graduated 421 students:
- 34% have gone on to attend independent or parochial schools
- 33% have attended selective Boston Public Schools
- 19% have matriculated at charter schools
- 9% have attended a public school outside of the Boston Public School District (BPS)
- 6% have attended a traditional BPS school
High schools attended include Nobles, Thayer, Roxbury Latin, Boston Latin, BC High, Fontbonne, and Boston Arts Academy. In addition, our alumni are now graduating from college, and we are very proud to have our students earn degrees from quality institutions like Boston College, Tufts University, Georgetown, Emmanuel College, Bucknell University, Northeastern University, Berklee College of Music, UMASS, Suffolk University, Regis College, Framingham State College, Endicott College, Becker College, and Lasell College.