Learning is real world, challenging, active and collaborative

Serving students from across Springfield, Baystate Academy Charter Public School (BACPS) is a rigorous college-preparatory school with a focus on healthcare careers. We currently offer grades six through twelve. Our first class of seniors will graduate in 2019.

In addition to our health-sciences focus, BACPS partners with EL Education, a proven national model that unlocks students’ potential with project-based learning, and supports them to achieve more than they thought was possible. 

College and career success is increasingly dependent on skills that go beyond content knowledge. Through hands-on experience, students design expeditions, lead whole-school meetings, and facilitate student/parent conferences. Our approach strengthens essential skills like leadership, effective communication and collaboration, time management, and accountability.

Higher education starts here

BACPS is focused on healthcare careers, science, and math. We’re a college-preparatory school, not a vocational school. We chose this broad curriculum for its power to challenge students, ground learning with real experience, and benefit the whole community.

BACPS students make deep connections while engaging in creative problem solving, and rigorous inquiry. By exploring the causes or possible cures for cancer, conducting experiments on pathogens, or writing a play promoting healthy lifestyles, BACPS students learn to engage with the world with strong skills and a clear sense of purpose.

Positive change starts with rigorous expectations

BACPS offers a curriculum that challenges students with real-world problems while building key life skills like perseverance, self-advocacy, and collaboration. Our students will learn the compassion, integrity, and confidence needed for achieving success in school, at work, and in life.


2019-2020 Lottery Information

2018-2019 Girls Basketball Schedule

2018-2019 Boys Basketball Schedule

2018-2019 Track Schedule

Class of 2019 Senior Class Information/ Informacion de la Clase 2019


Food Drive Dec 5th-Dec 21st

Parents' Guide to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

The MCAS parent/guardian information website has been developed for parents to better understand the release of spring 2018 next-generation MCAS results. Please review by clicking here (or on the logo to the right) for more.  Please contact the school if you have any questions. 


Powerschool Parent Portal: Check Academic Status

PowerSchool's Parent Portal provides real-time access for parents to their child's grades, attendance, assignments, and more.  To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, click here or the logo to the left.  For more information on the Parent Portal contact the front office  413-366-5100.