2016-2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and to the FRCS Scholarship Winners!

  • Class of 2017 Valedictorian is Madison Calvert
  • Class of 2017 Salutatorian is Brianna Serradas
  • Class of 2017 and List of Graduate Plans – Click Here
  • Class of 2017 Senior Independent Enrichment List of Projects – Click Here
  • Trustees Scholarship for Academic Excellence – Madison Calvert
  • Michael G. McGinty Memorial Scholarship – Dairaneara Haith
  • Olivia Robin Wood Memorial Scholarship – Sara Habig
  • FRCS Memorial Scholarship – Briana Serradas
  • Parents in Education Scholarship –  Temitope Faleye
  • The Foxboro Rotary Scholarship— Caroline Rudd
  • Darren Taylor White Memorial Scholarship – Sheaffeel Gedeon
  • The Emily Harrop Memorial Scholarship – Nancia Poteau
  • The David John Curry Memorial Scholarship – Nora Kingman

Class of 2017 Finding Their Future – Senior Independent Enrichment (SIE) Program

One of the many end of senior activities is the annual Senior Independent Enrichment (SIE) Symposium held in May culminating a year of hard work.  All students at FRCS are encouraged and supported by our staff to explore interests and future aspirations as they work towards graduation.  A great example of this in practice is our SIE course.  Each year a group of seniors choose this class to learn about a topic related to their college and career goals.   They work with a staff advisor, create a syllabus and plan of study, research, write a series of papers, and make several presentations throughout the year.

A key element is the development of an experiential project.  This can involve such activities as interviewing professionals in the field, attending conferences or trainings, job shadowing, creating prototypes or models, photographing or videoing demonstrations, volunteering, or interning.  Students and their advisors share in the exploration and adventure as seniors begin to turn possibility into reality.

This year’s seniors once again displayed an outstanding range of interests with excellent results at the annual Project Fair.  Click here to check out one project on You Tube by graduating senior Elizabeth DeFanti that culminated in a video highlight of three FRCS initiatives:  expansion project Q&A and video tour; international travel experiences and sister school partnerships; and athletic opportunities.

Program co-coordinators Mr. Elsner and Mrs. Shulman do a tremendous job supporting students with key research skills and helping make this a meaningful student experience.  Congratulations to everyone for their hard work, determination, creativity, and preparation for great opportunities next year!  Class of 2017 Senior Independent Enrichment List of Projects – Click Here

Scholars Awarded Scholarships!

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. In order to be eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, Massachusetts public high school must have scores of Advanced and Proficient on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (at least one score must be Advanced) AND have combined scores on MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.

Congratulations to the following students who earned such high distinction:

  • Victoria Acosta
  • Adam Brousseau
  • Xavier Cadet
  • Madison Calvert
  • Elizabeth DeFanti
  • Niyana DePina
  • Timothy Fisher
  • Sheaffeel Gedeon
  • Dairaneara Haith
  • Amyah Harris
  • Nora Kingman
  • Robert Lyle
  • Belunda Moise
  • Saya Pauyo
  • Dave Pleteau
  • Sydney Pompei
  • Frances Prutsman
  • Briana Serradas
  • Allison Smolinsky
  • Brenna Snyderman
  • Julia Taylor
  • Aryssa Tyrol
  • Nathan Viveiros

National Junior Honor Society Accomplishments

A hearty round of applause goes out to Guidance Counselors Ms. LeBlance and Ms. Frazier!  They have both been coordinating our National Junior Honor Society this school year and under their leadership this group has greatly expanded their positive impact on the FRCS community! NJHS President Maya Chubet was nominated and received the distinct honor of receiving the NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award! NJHS group ran a movie night for our 6th Grade class promoting kindness and team spirit. They volunteered at our annual FRCS road race, the Diversity Career Fair, PIE babysitting events, and middle school pep rally. They attended an NHS conference and a leadership training with our partners from the YMCA. They even had a systemic conversation with our NHS student leaders and advisers around creating a community service portal that all students at FRCS can tap into, a project for the community liaisons for next year.  A very successful year, students and staff alike!

Click here to check out the students last video report of the year the FRCS Flash on You Tube.

National Spanish Examination

Foxborough Regional Charter School is a yearly participant of the National Spanish Examination (NSE), which is administered online in April. The National Spanish Examination is an online, standardized assessment tool for grades 6-12, given voluntarily by over 3,900 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language. Over 150,000 students around the United States participated in the online exam this past April.  Every year, our students participate in the National Spanish Examination (NSE) which measures the proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.  Every year, our students excel!  This year?  No different!

74 FRCS students participated with 88% earning national recognition by outperforming the nation on the NSE.  This compares to over 160,000 students participating from across the United States.  In fact, 49 FRCS students distinguished themselves as medal winners (8 gold, 25 silver, and 16 bronze) and honorable mentions (16).  Gold medalists, for example, must score in the 95th percentile or higher.
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States.”   Several of our students scored exceptionally high, placing in the 99th percentile.  Congratulations to Tanisha Garwahl, Gurleen Kainth, Abigail Bayog, and Esha Rakesh for this outstanding achievement.

Arts AND Science Competition Winner

FRCS Freshman Jared Etienne ~ Earns Congratulations! In February, Jared won two Silver keys for his artwork submitted to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.   Supporting the future of creativity since 1923.  His artwork submission (example to the right) was also the top FRCS art award recipient this year!

In addition to being a talented artist this outstanding freshman also excels in other subjects.  He captured First Place in the FRCS High School Science Fair, earning the first perfect score in Foxborough Regional Charter School history! Three independent judges scored his entry with 100/100 on every aspect of his research!  Jared’s peers also acknowledged this accomplishment at the awards ceremony with a standing ovation!

Honors Ceremonies –  High School, Middle School and Elementary School

The end of year Honors Ceremonies are designed to recognize students for outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service; the three pillars of our school mission. Students are nominated by faculty members for awards that reflect highest grades, most improved, great effort and citizenship.  Academic Awards ceremonies for Elementary, Middle and High School students  and Athletic Awards are held each year end, each academic department presents awards to students with the highest grade point average in each class, at each grade level, along with special achievement awards.  Leadership and service awards are presented to honor positive steps toward building ethical, moral and civic behavior.  Congratulations to all for their exemplary achievements!

Honor Roll

Honor Roll: Grades 3‐12

In order to achieve Honor Roll status, the student must maintain an average of 85% (B) or above with no grade below an 80% (B‐) in all academic subjects (English, Math, Science, Spanish and History). A failing grade in any course will preclude a student from the Honor Roll.

High Honor Roll: Grades (Grades 4‐12 only)

In order to achieve High Honor Roll status, the student must maintain an average of 90% (A‐) or above with no grade below a 85% (B) in all academic subjects (English, Math, Science, Spanish and History). A failing grade in any course will preclude a student from the Honor Roll.

Distinguished Scholar: (Grades 4‐12 only)

In order to achieve Presidential status, the student must maintain an average of 95% (A) or above with no grade below a 90% (A) in all academic subjects (English, Math, Science, Spanish and History). A failing grade in any course will preclude a student from the Honor Roll.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Strong showing by students earning Honors, High Honors, or Distinguished Scholar achievement all three terms last year! 

In October 2016, we held our annual ceremony recognizing the outstanding year-long academic achievements of our students.  Over all three terms last year, nearly 250 students achieved honors status.  Congratulations to all! Please click here for the list of awardees!

Advanced Placement Scholars Shine!

Over the summer of 2016 FRCS AP scores came in and our students shined across a wide range of high level subject matter!  FRCS encourages our high school students to attempt at least on AP class before they graduate so that they get a flavor for what college/university courses will be like when they graduate.  This year, FRCS had more students achieve the level of ‘AP Scholar’ than ever before in our 19 year history!  There are 3 levels of AP Scholar, culminating with AP Scholar with Distinction which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams!

Alumni Accomplishments

Our goal is to help prepare our scholars to do amazing things long after they leave FRCS and head out into the world – here are a few updates we’ve received this year about our outstanding alumni.
  • Kote Nogin – graduate of the Class of 2015 is using the foreign language skills he learned at FRCS as well as expanding to new languages in his role as part of the US Army Intelligence Services!
  • Marianne Kanellias, graduate of the Class of 2013 has graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute this spring and is continuing her education!  Next stop? Brown University for a Bio-Medical Masters Degree!

FRCS Alumni Earning Academic Recognition – the following FRCS Alumni were reported on Meritpages.com having earned special academic recognition for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Congratulations to:

  • Keiana Burgess – Deans List, Fall 2016, Georgia State University, Class of 2016
  • Julia Kearsley – President’s Honors List – Coastal Carolina University
  • Colleen Roerden – Dean’s List – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Ali Hogue; Dean’s List, Fall 2016 – Colgate University Class of 2018
  • Mary Daly; Dean’s List, Fall 2016 – Nichols College Class of 2017