Beginning in the 9th grade, C-Town Business expands upon our partnerships with BUILD and Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to provide a unique opportunity for students to explore topics and careers in Business. In the 10th grade, students enroll as dual-enrollment students at BHCC, and begin earning college credits that can be used towards an industry recognized degree at BHCC or transferable to many other institutions. Over the course of the program, students can earn up to 30 college credits, all FREE of charge.
Centered around project-based learning and real world experiences, students are able to learn effective business models and strategies. Working in small teams, students ultimately design, produce, market, and sell their own products.
Through career development opportunities such as workshops, mentoring, job shadows, summer jobs, and internships, students are exposed to multiple careers and understand the steps necessary to be successful in the workforce.
Business Pathway Outline
Do you want to create, design, market, and sell your own product? Do you like working in teams to solve problems? Interested in running your own business one day? We are currently looking for interested 9th grade students to join us in the Fall!
There is no separate application or enrollment process to apply for the C-Town Business Career Pathway. To enroll at Charlestown High School and C-Town Business, please rank and select Charlestown (CRB) #1 on your school selection form!
How do I sign up for C-Town Business?
To sign up for C-Town Business, use the school selection form to select CRB under Charlestown High School. Please be aware space is limited.
Who is eligible for C-Town Business?
EVERYONE! The C-Town Career Pathways programs are open to all interested students.
What are the benefits of C-Town Career Pathways?
Students can earn up to 30 college credits towards an industry recognized degree at Bunker Hill Community College. Along with earning college credits, students have access to mentoring, advising, and tutoring from BHCC, CHS, and industry professionals.
Where do classes take place?
In the 9th and 10th grade, all classes take place at Charlestown High School. In addition to a student’s standard course-load, Pathways students will take additional courses at Charlestown High School. In the 11th and 12th grade, students will take classes at Bunker Hill Community College.
Does my child have to ‘test into’ C-Town Business?
No. Enrolling in C-Town Business does not require an entrance exam.
How much does the program cost?
NOTHING! It is entirely free to students and families.
Are their any summer or after-school commitments?
Yes. Over the course of the year there will be times when students are expected to stay after-school or participate in extracurricular activities. Because students are taking fast-paced and challenging college-courses, it is expected they will dedicate some out-of-school time to their classes. There will be mandatory family nights as well.
For more information, please contact Aaron Altman at 617-635-9914 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.