The MCAS Preparation/Pathways to Success Program at BHCC provides MCAS preparation and college transitional assistance annually to over 150 Boston area students who have failed the MCAS. Instruction is tailored to individual needs for MCAS mathematics and English curricula. The program also familiarizes students interested in attending an institution of higher education with the college environment. The program operates three terms each academic year, each lasting 6-8 weeks, with approximately 60 students attending each term. The program has been funded by a grant from the DOE since 2002, and is administered through the Grant Management Office at BHCC. For more information, contact the MCAS Program Coordinator at 617-228-2289.
Massachusetts DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a co-curricular career technical high school student organization that operates in over 75 comprehensive and technical high schools in Massachusetts. The organization serves about 6,000 high school members annually and prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Massachusetts DECA has been operating on a continuous basis at BHCC since September 1993, and has served approximately 68,000 student members since being hosted at BHCC. Massachusetts DECA is partially funded through a Carl D. Perkins grant from the MA Department of Education and is administered by the BHCC Grant Management Office. Additional funding comes from membership dues and conference registration fees. For more information, contact the State Advisor for Massachusetts DECA at 617-228-2024.