FAQs for Incoming Students
BGA Frequently Asked Questions — Middle School and High School
• What time does School start?
Our school hours are 8am-3pm every day except for Wednesdays, when all students are dismissed at 12pm. Classes begin promptly at 8am
• How early can my student arrive and be granted access to the building?
School buses arrive at BGA by 7:15am. Students are welcomed to participate in the free “early bird” program at that time, to receive breakfast and supervision.All students in early bird program MUST stay in the cafeteria until classes start.
• How can I keep track of my child’s grades/progress in class?
When school starts in September you will have access to our JUPITER program where you can log on and see how their grades are progressing.
• How can I arrange a meeting with my child’s teacher(s) if I have a concern?
Every student will be assigned a home room teacher and he/she will help you arrange meetings with teachers.
• Are uniforms mandatory school wide?
Middle school students are required to wear uniforms. 6th and 7th graders wear blue polo shirts and khaki pants. 8th graders wear black polo shirts and khaki pants. Sneakers can be of any type or brand that falls within the BPS dress code. High school students do not have any uniform requirements but must follow the BPS dress code.
• Where are the High School students?
BGA is a full 6-12 school. Our high school and middle school students enter the building together at the front door but take classes on separate sides of the building. They also have separate assembly dates and class bell schedules.
• Is there recess?
Yes! All middle school students receive daily recess outdoors. In bad weather there is indoor recess.
• What kind of MCAS supports does BGA offer?
We offer a program called “Tutors for All” for our high school students who offer MCAS tutoring to help our students excel at the MCAS test.
• Will BGA students have access to after school programming?
Yes! BGA partners with the West End Boys and Girls club in Brighton, a short walk from school. At a very low yearly cost, your student will receive dinner, homework help and choice of fun activities to do. You can contact them at 617-787-4044 for more information.
Contact Kathy Monteiro, Enrollment Coordinator, at 857-891- 1742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.