High School Extension Program (9-12)

High School Extension Program
The High School Extension Program (HSEP) provides a rigorous academic program for 60 – 100 high school students who have had difficulty achieving academic success in a more traditional setting. Modeled on other successful nontraditional high school programs, HSEP’s rigorous academic program incorporates skills-based learning in 9th and 10th grade and authentic project-based learning in 11th and 12th grade. Students are regularly given the opportunity to collaborate on real-world problems facing their community and use research and collaboration to solve these issues. Students regularly participate in community service opportunities and during their junior year are expected to plan two community service experiences.

HSEP has introduced a College and Career Center with a focus on goal setting, post-secondary planning and a comprehensive internship program. It will also feature integrated social emotional learning in all classrooms in an effort to provide students with strategies in executive functioning, coping with stress, and time management. Rooted in the core values of dynamic thinking, self-awareness, professionalism, goal-setting and being a positive community member, HSEP is dedicated to advancing student achievement and developing habits of mind that lead to critical thinking and analytical skills needed to be competitive in the 21st century. Students in the 9th and 10th grades follow the same core courses as CRLS (English, History, Math, Science, World Language, Health, Physical Education, Art), while students in 11th and 12th grade participate in interdisciplinary projects designed to meet the core requirements needed for graduation.

Many of our students participate in CRLS’s afterschool and club activities. We also provide the opportunity of college dual enrollment to our seniors. The goals of HSEP include our students earning their CRLS high school diploma, graduating from a four-year college or trade school and becoming successful in their careers and change agents in their communities. Our students’ special circumstances may present challenges, but they possess the commitment and potential to graduate and reach their academic, professional and personal goals. Ultimately, the graduates of HSEP will be able to successfully contribute to an ever changing, diverse global society.
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School Hours:
8AM – 2:20PM

Contact:
High School Extension Program
359 Broadway, Longfellow Building
Cambridge, MA 02139
617.349.6880

Social Media:
HSEP twitter HSEP Instagram

Key Contacts:
Principal: Ryan Souliotis
Clerk: Ashley Goodwin
Teen Health Center: 617.665.1548
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