Information for Students

Information for Students

An Alternative Learning Setting for High School Students

Mount Tom Academy is designed to meet the learning needs of students who have had difficulty in the traditional high school setting, whether social, emotional, or academic. Whichever the case, Mount Tom Academy offers students a safe, supportive environment in which they can excel and work productively towards high school graduation.

Our Success Rates

Our numbers speak to our success:

  • 9 out of 10 students who have attended Mount Tom Academy since 1999 have graduated.
  • All students enrolled in the Mount Tom Academy program have passed the MCAS test.
  • Approximately 50% of graduates apply to study at the college.
  • The majority of students improve their attendance, behavior, and academic performance when compared to previous school performance.

Our Approach

The strengths, talents, and unique abilities of each student are identified so that learning may proceed at the pace best for each individual student. The program accommodates a wide variety of learning styles, and students and teachers work together to build individual learning packets and schedules for completion of schoolwork.

Coursework is matched to the sending high school’s curriculum. Mount Tom Academy includes activities in community service, enrichment, art, and music. All students receive college identification cards and may be assigned parking privileges. Students share in the full college setting that includes the cafeteria, library, gymnasium, and entry to lecture series, theater performances and presentations.