TechBoston Academy opened in September 2002 with an initial class of 75 students, adding a grade each year to become a middle and high school serving students in grade 6-12. TechBoston Academy graduated its first class in June 2006. In 2006, 92% of the first graduating class went to college as compared to 63% of Boston Public School students. The 54 members of the class of 2006 received just over $1,000,000 in scholarships and financial aid. In 2010, 93% of the graduating class went to college as compared to 61% of Boston Public School students.
The TBA class of 2010 received over $2,000,000 in scholarships and financial aid. Since opening its doors, TechBoston Academy has distinguished itself through its students’ achievements on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment (MCAS) test.
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In September 2009, TechBoston Academy expanded to include Grades 6-8 in order to provide a continuous, positive, and stable academic environment with technology as a bridge. Half of the students entering Grade 9 in 2009 at TechBoston Academy failed MCAS Math and ELA. In 2010, 98% of TechBoston Academy students passed the English Language Arts MCAS, compared to the BPS district average of 92% and the MA state average of 96%. On the Math MCAS, 95% of TechBoston Academy students in 2010 passed, compared to the district average of 86% and the state average of 93%. Finally, 86% of students at TechBoston Academy are graduating compared to 61% of BPS students.
TBA continues its commitment to excellence, both in terms of our students’ performance on standardized tests, and to the further development of their problem-solving, critical thinking, and creative skills.