Beginning in the 9th grade, C-Town Business expands upon our partnerships with the BUILD program and Bunker Hill Community College 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 Bunker Hill, and begin earning college credits that can be used towards an industry recognized degree at Bunker Hill 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 of 2017!
Currently, there is no separate application or enrollment process to apply for the C-Town Business 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 Tech, use the school selection form to select CRT under Charlestown High School. Please be aware space is limited.
Who is eligible for C-Town Business?
EVERYONE! The pathways programs are open to all interested students.
What are the benefits of C-Town 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 the 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 Tech 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 a fast-paced and challenging college-course, it is expected they will dedicate some out of school time to their class. 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.