Pioneer Charter School of Science (PCSS) I and II students outperformed state averages in English and math on the 2019 MCAS tests.
PCSS II was one of only 67 schools statewide to be named a “School of Recognition” by the state for high levels of academic progress. Only eight of those schools, including PCSS II, have a student population that is majority high needs.
“These scores reflect the time and effort that our students, teachers and families put in to ensure we achieve academic excellence and to prepare these children for college and successful careers,” said Barish Icin, CEO of the PCSS network. “We are proud of the PCSS community for continuing to make our schools some of the best in the area.”
The PCSS community speaks 30 languages and has ties to 40 countries, and represents the communities we serve.
PCSS I serves children in Grades K-12 from Everett, Lynn, Chelsea, Malden, and Revere.
PCSS II serves children in Grades 7-12 from Saugus, Danvers, Peabody, and Salem.
PCSS offers students a rigorous academic curriculum with emphasis on math and science, balanced with a strong foundation in the humanities, a character education program, career-oriented college preparation, and strong student/teacher/parent collaboration. The school has a 195-day school calendar, extended days, after school tutoring and voluntary Saturday classes for students who need extra help. Students must complete 40 hours of community service. The Pioneer Charter School of Science has been recognized nationally by both U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek as one of America’s best high schools.