Chelsea Public Schools - Bridge to Success

The Chelsea Opportunity Academy is a small, competency based high school within Chelsea High School. We were established in 2018 with the help from the Barr Foundation.

Principal and Contact Information:

Ronald Schmidt, Principal
299 Everett Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150

Our Mission Statement:

The Chelsea Opportunity Academy offers a transformational and supportive learning environment for overage and undercredited learners who have not experienced success in traditional high schools. Our approach includes personalized pathways, competency-based learning, holistic support services, and multilingual education. COA students develop the life-long skills necessary to be successful as college students, career professionals, and community members. Our community values diversity of perspective and voice as well as the unique assets of our students, families, and staff, and view adversity as an opportunity to show fortitude and perseverance. At COA, all community members believe that every day is a new day and a new opportunity to learn and grow.

Our Core Values:

  • In our school, we are all learners. Our students and staff understand that COA is a safe space. We value the opportunity to actively engage in learning.
  • In our school, we value each other. We build meaningful relationships and respect the assets that every member brings to our community.
  • In our school, all voices are heard. We strive to listen to each other, understand different perspectives, and learn from one another.
  • In our school, we are fair and responsible. Through restorative practices, we commit to learning and growing from our mistakes.
  • In our school, every day is a new day and a fresh start. Students and staff will approach everyday as a new opportunity to learn and grow.
  • In our school, we work to improve ourselves as people every day. We work together to develop the skills of self-regulation, self-control, and self-advocacy in each other.
  • We are proud Chelsea Opportunity Academy students and staff who embrace our core values and will work together to support, respect, and maintain our school community.

Visiting the Chelsea Opportunity Academy? Below is a map to our school. Please sign in at the Chelsea High School security desk and ask for COA!

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Parent Change of School Assignment Forms 2019-20

The Parent Information Center will be accepting Parent Change of School Assignment forms for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday June 17 through Wednesday July 3, 2019. Requests will not be accepted after Wednesday July 3. Please note that we cannot guarantee you will receive approval of your request. Every effort will be made to reassign your child to your requested school.

El Centro de Información de Padres estará aceptando los formularios de Cambios de Asignación de Escuela para el año escolar 2019-2020 comenzando el lunes, 17 de junio hasta el miércoles, 3 de julio del 2019. No se aceptarán solicitudes después del miércoles, 3 de julio. Tenga en cuenta que no podemos garantizarle que recibirá la aprobación de su solicitud. Se hará todo lo posible para reasignar a su hijo/a a la escuela solicitada.

Attendance Appeal Process
The attendance appeal process for the fourth quarter will begin on 6/5/2019 and end on 6/14/2019. Please contact Mr. Carangelo at 617-466-5043 to schedule an appointment in English. Please contact Mr. Velez at 617-466-5071 to schedule an appointment in Spanish. This is in compliance with our school handbook and all guidelines will apply.

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