Boston Public Schools: High School Redesign

Boston Public Schools partnered with Continuum to envision what the high school of the 21st century might look like.

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Challenge

The City of Boston asked, “What is the future of high school education in Boston?” And the first step toward an answer was the High School Redesign project, a three-way partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Education, Boston Public Schools, and the Boston Opportunity Agenda.

The project began by collecting input from the public in May 2015. Community stakeholders and partners joined in numerous workshops—eventually these events involved over 2,000 participants across 29 sessions—and on social media, using the hashtag #HSReD.

In the fall of 2015, Continuum joined the High School Redesign team. Our central task was to review the accumulated data, pull out the central insights, and compose an inspiring and useful vision for the future of Boston’s high schools.

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Research & Insights

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Solution

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Results