Baystate Academy Charter Public School
Baystate Academy Charter Public School (BACPS) is a college preparatory school that uses a proven academic model, EL Education . Many charter schools have a curricular focus; ours is the health sciences. Our mission: 100 percent college readiness for every student.

"The only thing we tolerate is excellence."

— WILLETTE JOHNSON, CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our Belief for All Scholars
  • GETTING INTO COLLEGE IS NOT ENOUGH

    There’s a huge gap between college eligibility and college readiness. Statewide, more than half of new college students have to take remedial courses. They’re behind before they even begin! At BACPS, we give them a head start by teaching not only a challenging curriculum, but also skills like test-taking, time management, self-advocacy, and persistence. And we give them easy access to college-level courses at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). High school students who take even one college course are more likely to both attend and graduate from college!
  • THE HEALTH SCIENCES OPEN ALL DOORS

    Health, in its largest sense—personal, social, environmental—touches everything. BACPS is guided by the World Health Organization’s definition: “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

    Our broad health sciences focus …

    •grounds schoolwork in the real world
    •challenges students to achieve
    •gives students great ideas for practical, rewarding career paths
    •benefits the community


    Through hands-on projects, BACPS students will be empowered to help make Springfield a healthier, safer place to live, learn, work, and play!

  • THANK YOU, BAYSTATE HEALTH!

    We’re honored to take our name from Baystate Health, whose generous start-up funds made our school possible. Baystate is represented on our board of trustees but does not run the school or dictate curriculum in any way.

General Information
  • Board of Trustees

     

    These dedicated community leaders are passionate about education.  Baystate Academy includes members from all areas of the community with various levels of expertise on our Board of Trustees. Community members represent their groups as voting members on the Board and help to govern the operations of BACPS. The Board is responsible for policy, oversight of finance including budget, and supervision of the Executive Director to make sure they are carrying out the mission and vision of the school.The Board meets the first Thursday of every month from 6-8pm at the BACPS. Members are expected to serve on at least one subcommittee such as Finance, Academic Success and Evaluation of the Executive Director. Committee meeting times vary and are posted on the website.

  • BUSINESS SUPPORTERS AND CORPORATE SPONSORS
    Baystate Academy gives its heartfelt thanks to these generous sponsors and businesses that help support us with financial and in-kind assistance