Action for Boston Community Development, in cooperation with Boston Public Schools, has operated ABCD University High School since 1995 to help young people achieve success in school and in life.
Who We Are
ABCD University High School (UHS) is a secondary program developed through a unique partnership with Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) and Boston Public Schools – Boston Collaborative High School.
UHS provides Boston students with a dynamic opportunity to reengage in their learning through an accelerated educational pathway and earn their high school diploma. Eligible students are 16-22 years old (and at minimum repeating 10th grade) who have fallen behind at least one grade level or left high school without completing their diploma requirements.
The UHS learning community is brimming with creativity and desire to explore educational pathways through experiential learning. At UHS, the students and faculty believe, We RISE! Through Resilience, Integrity, Scholarship, and Empowerment our students will graduate with a high school diploma, an educational plan, knowledge, skills, and the support to achieve their goals as lifelong learners, in education, career, and civic participation.
Our interns say:
"As the University High School social work intern, I had the opportunity to work with students in a variety of engaging settings. Primarily, I worked with students individually in a clinical setting to help them work through personal feelings or issues that would arise, as well as working on academic and social interventions. I also worked with students in group and classroom settings to increase social and emotional wellness in addition to academic planning. Part of my responsibility was also engaging with the local community and the school to plan campus events. The highlight of my experience was getting to know students on a personal level and working closely with the student support team. ”