Chelsea Opportunity Academy

  • COA Logo Chelsea Opportunity Academy
    299 Everett Ave, Chelsea MA 02150 - Map and Directions
    Tel: 617-466-5064

    Principal: Ronald Schmidt
    Assistant Principal(s): Adam Aronson
    Guidance: Lourdes Encarnacion
    Parent Liaison: Jay Velez

    Grades: 9-12
    School Day: 9:15 am to 3:35 pm
    School Uniform: No
    School Mascot: Warriors

    The Chelsea Opportunity Academy (COA) is a place where students who have struggled to be successful in traditional schools will flourish. Through flexible scheduling, blended learning and individualized support, students will make progress towards earning a high school diploma. The school values students’ competing priorities outside of school and recognizes them as school credit-earning learning experiences. Students are active participants and have a voice in all aspects of school design, policy and operations. Students and staff form lasting relationships as they work together to build an effective and meaningful plan in preparation for college, career and life after high school.

  • COA Logo Chelsea Opportunity Academy
    299 Everett Ave, Chelsea MA 02150 - Map and Directions
    Tel: 617-466-5064

    Principal: Ronald Schmidt
    Assistant Principal(s): Adam Aronson
    Guidance: Lourdes Encarnacion
    Parent Liaison: Jay Velez

    Grades: 9-12
    School Day: 9:15 am to 3:35 pm
    School Uniform: No
    School Mascot: Warriors

    The Chelsea Opportunity Academy (COA) is a place where students who have struggled to be successful in traditional schools will flourish. Through flexible scheduling, blended learning and individualized support, students will make progress towards earning a high school diploma. The school values students’ competing priorities outside of school and recognizes them as school credit-earning learning experiences. Students are active participants and have a voice in all aspects of school design, policy and operations. Students and staff form lasting relationships as they work together to build an effective and meaningful plan in preparation for college, career and life after high school.

Our Academic Focus and Approach

    • COA is a competency based school where students practice, revise and master a set of specific skills
      that will prepare them to succeed in their lives outside of school, college and career.
    • COA staff strive to form meaningful and deep relationships with all students in order to create a school
      culture that is caring, supportive and pushes students to accomplish their goals at beyond expectations.
    • Click here for our Turnaround Plan
    • Click here for our School Report Card

Unique Program Offerings

    • Students can participate in early college at Bunker Hill Community College and Benjamin Franklin
      Institute
    • Students can create a flexible school schedule to accommodate work and family needs
    • Curriculum is delivered in part on the computer to allow students to work during non-school hours
    • Competency based system assesses students on skill building and not just content knowledge
    • Holistic student support provides wrap around support services for all students
    • Students can participate in Chelsea High School athletics

New This Year

    • New curriculum model allows for students to select thematic courses based on their own personal
      interests
    • A new learning management system allows students to track (in real-time) their course progress and
      receive feedback from teachers digitally
    • A new “Outdoor Experience” course provided in collaboration with the Appalachian Mountain Club offers students the opportunity to learn more about hiking and camping
    • Increased student body size to approximately 100
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