BREAKING NEWS: 82% OF OUR 9TH GRADERS WHO COMPLETED THEIR FIRST DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE JUST EARNED 3 TUITION-FREE, COLLEGE CREDITS THROUGH OUR BCC PARTNERSHIP. THEY ARE NOW TAKING THEIR SECOND COLLEGE LEVEL COURSE AND ARE ON THEIR WAY TO A FULL YEAR OF FREE COLLEGE CREDITS BY 12TH GRADE GRADUATION! YOUR SCHOLAR CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS TOO!
Argosy Collegiate Charter School proudly provides a tuition free, college preparatory, small school environment for scholars to grow, learn, and develop in. For the 2018-19 school year, we will enroll grades 6-10, and will expand to grade 12 in the next two years. We are open to all learners and are committed to making a positive impact on college and career readiness for Fall River scholars. The application/enrollment window is now closed for the first lottery for grades 6-9 for the 2018-19 school year. You can still apply for the next lottery by clicking on 'Apply' above. All applicants must apply and go through an open lottery to gain a seat, even if the applicant has a sibling already enrolled. There is no entrance exam, no tuition, no selective process at all. We only serve Massachusetts residents, and prioritize Fall River residents in the lottery process. If you have questions about this process, please call Executive Director, Ms. Pavao at 774-451- 7280, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our vision is for a small school community with an individualized approach to preparing scholars for college, career, and life. Our middle school program is designed to identify skill gaps and then to work diligently to close them, so that all scholars are at or above grade level by the end of 8th grade. Our high school scholars are expected to engage in our dual enrollment program with the outcome of a high school diploma and a full year of college credits, for free upon high school graduation. The work is hard, but we believe all scholars are capable and we will provide all the supports necessary for that success.
ACCS is a grades 6-12, Public Charter School in Fall River, MA
At Argosy Collegiate Charter School, our mission is to equip scholars with the academic foundation and character skills necessary to be successful in college, career, and life.
Argosy Collegiate is a tuition-free, college preparatory, public charter school that was founded to provide this and future generations of children in Fall River an opportunity to pursue an educational pathway toward college and career readiness in a small school environment. Our enrichment programs are building and steadily include courses in financial literacy, sports/health/wellness, collegiate skills, and the arts. Argosy Collegiate is built upon the best practices of excellent charter schools in Massachusetts. We are in approaching year five of a seven year growth plan enrolling grades 6 through 10 for the 2018-19 school year. We are not selective in the enrollment process and we are open to ALL LEARNERS.
We expect scholars to work hard and to be nice. We expect scholars to embody our DREAM Values. We expect scholars to arrive to school on time, in uniform, prepared for the day, and to do the work we ask of them. We expect them to make mistakes and more importantly, we expect them to learn from those mistakes, as mistakes are a critical part of the learning process. Every one of our scholars begins in a different place academically. Our collective job is to identify each scholar's skill gaps and to work together, with a sense of urgency, to close those gaps. The work is hard, and we believe, well worth the effort.
We expect parents to be engaged and communicative with us through this journey of educating their scholars and preparing the scholars for a life of learning, employment, wellness, and contributing to their families and communities. Again, the work is hard, but if we do not invest in our youth, if we do not push them, support them, and guide them toward preparation for the real world, then we are not doing our jobs as parents and as educators. It is our responsibility and the civil rights movement of this generation. A high quality education should be available to ALL children - for free. Argosy is committed to providing an excellent education to all of our scholars.
We will work relentlessly to prepare scholars for college, career, and life. We are open to all grade eligible, Massachusetts scholars giving priority to Fall River applicants. We are open to all students including students with disabilities, English as a Second Language Learners, and students with high needs. We believe that education is the pathway to opportunity and we provide everything within our capacity to support every scholar, every day.
Any applications received will be held for our February 2018 lottery for the 2018-19 school year, outside of any immediate opening we may have for this year's 9th grade.
ACCS offers an ONLINE APPLICATION in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Please click on "enroll" to have your child entered into the lottery for the 2018-19 school year.
Our mission at Argosy Collegiate is to prepare our scholars with the academic foundation and the character skills necessary for success in college, career, and life.
Our primary goal is to ensure that 100% of our scholars graduate from a four-year college with employable skills, valuable knowledge, and the internal character traits to see them through life’s challenges.