Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Important MCAS Update For Juniors/Seniors & AAPI Fundraiser Stickers

MCAS Updates:

I am writing to provide an update on the MCAS exams that impacts juniors and seniors. This correspondence is a follow-up to my previous 11 March Blog, which contains important information concerning MCAS.  I encourage you to read that blog as all the information contained there remains accurate, except for the impending change outlined below.

It is highly likely Commissioner Riley's recommended change outlined in the next paragraph will be approved; therefore, only current sophomores will complete the MCAS exam.  A few other details. 

  • Juniors, and seniors,  who wish to sit for the exam in an attempt to qualify for the Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery can participate in testing this spring. They are not required to do so, however.
  • If a junior or senior wants to sit for the exam, they will need to opt-in. Any junior or senior who wishes to sit for the MCAS exam will need to fill out this form no later than April 16th at noon.  

On Thursday, April 1, Commissioner Riley announced that he will recommend to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that they modify the state graduation requirements for the Class of 2022. If approved, this year’s 11th graders would not be required to take the MCAS test. 
Current juniors and seniors may still take the test this spring to qualify for the Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery. Juniors who do not participate this spring will be able to test for scholarships during the retest period in fall 2021.

AAPI Fundraiser Stickers

By Claire Sun

I'm a senior & a small-business sticker shop owner on Etsy. I'm also currently helping the 9th-grade Academy Team design their class stickers, and it's been such a wonderful experience. 

Recently, the attacks against the AAPI community have been weighing heavily on me, and I reached out to a few friends from the Instagram art community to create some sticker designs as a fundraiser initiative. We plan to donate 100% of the proceeds to AAPI organizations that help those that have been impacted.

I'm working with the CCHS Intersections Club to help sell these stickers during lunch blocks.

Thank you for your support!

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