Welcome back!
We miss you all, so we've decided to create a space on the site for all our former students. We especially want to know what's going on in your lives and would love to update the BACS community about all your accomplishments. So please don't be shy! Email us at with an update and let us know if you want to get involved this year. We always need volunteers for different events and would love to have you back to show our current students how bright the future can be.

Watch the full video of the 2016 graduation here: 

BACS Class of 2016 Graduates! The future looks very bright...
On June 10, 2016, the class of 2016 graduates in a 4:00pm ceremony in the school's new multipurpose room. There are so many things to be proud about with this class but let's start with the unprecedented number of acceptances and scholarship offers to college that they received. This group of 42 students are all from Pawtucket and Central Falls, Rhode Island. Eighty five (85%) were accepted to four year colleges. Those that will attend four year colleges can do so because most received at least full tuition scholarships. Nearly all will be the first in their family to attend college in this country.
There were many "firsts" in this class. Several were in the founding classes of The Learning Community Charter School and The Segue Institute For Learning in Central Falls. Valentina Gutiérrez will be our first graduate to attend Harvard University. Aly Gamee will be our first to be accepted to an accelerated dental school program and will attend Temple University. Paola Velez will be our first to attend college in Washington D.C. when she travels to American University. There are many more. 
Half of the members of this year's class will receive a certification in Non-Profit Studies along with their diploma. This recognizes their completion of a unique combination of courses, internships and experiences that gave them expertise in this field. 

All of the members of the class completed extensive research papers and senior projects in an area of their choosing. The majority focused on solving societal problems which included: inequities in healthcare, inequality of educational opportunity, substance abuse treatment and prevention, self-esteem and teens, early childhood education, disability awareness, lack of resources in developing countries and drop-out prevention to name a few. They ran workshops at conferences, worked in after-school programs, raised funds for children in foster care, gathered resources for international efforts, and got others involved in their causes.

Pawtucket Times

  Class of 2016 Acceptances
        * graduates will be attending those noted

Albertus Magnus College 
American University* (2)
American International College 
Anna Maria College (16)
Assumption College* (11)
Bay Path University* (2)
Becker College (5)
Bristol Community College (3)
Bridgewater State University
Bryant University 
Boston College 
Brown University 
Brandeis University* (2)
Catholic University of America 
College of The Holy Cross (2)
College of New Rochelle *
Columbia University 
Community College of Rhode Island*
Curry College
Dean College (5)
Elms College (3)
Emmanuel College (4)
Endicott College
Full Sail University
Harvard University*
Hofstra University
Iona College
Johnson and Wales University
Lesley University
Newbury College
Nichols College (2)
Mitchell College* (6)
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Ida College
Nichols College(2)
Pace University 
Plymouth State University
Providence College 
Quinnipiac University (2)
Regis College (2)
Rhode Island College* (19)
Richmond University, London
Rivier University
Roger Williams University*
Rutgers University
Salve Regina University
Simmons College
Smith College* (2)
Southern New Hampshire University
Suffolk University (2)
Temple University 
Temple University (Accelerated Dental Program)*
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of Michigan, Flint
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island* (23)
Wellesley College 
Wentworth School of Technology
Western New England University 
Wheaton College (3)
Williams College