The BCLA curriculum reflects our commitment to our Academic Expectations and Leadership Principles. Teachers use professional development time to continually reflect on and improve the effectiveness of the grade-level curriculum and the vertical alignment of curriculum between grade levels. Teachers also work collaboratively to create engaging, rigorous, and innovative lessons along with authentic assessments that challenge students to take ownership of their own learning.
Students complete performance-based assessments, portfolios, and exhibitions in all subject areas. Courses designated as Honors or Advanced Placement represent classes with expectations and demands that are more rigorous. AP classes are available for students in grades 11 and 12; students enrolled are expected to take the AP exams.
Currently, BCLA offers:
- AP Calculus AB
- AP English Language & Composition
- AP Literature and Composition
- AP World History
- AP Spanish.
- 4 years of English, 4 years of Math, 4 years of Science, 4 years of History
- 2 years of Spanish
- 100 hours of community service
- Admission to college
Juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate in dual enrollment programs at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Fisher College, Urban College and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Students enrolled in the engineering program earn an Associate Degree while in high school.