by George J Elbaum
Everett High School is a public high school with current enrollment of 2,071 students and high diversity: 37% Hispanic, 35% White, 21% Black, and 5% Asian, of which 76% are considered Economically Disadvantaged. The educational task is handled by 141 full-time teachers, the vast majority of whom hold a Master’s degree or higher. To better prepare its students for the current competitive world, EHS has launched 2 specialized education programs:
–Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) is an innovative approach to teaching, learning and organizing a 21st century global curriculum. Through it, students tackle high-level concept within a “real world” context, working and learning in a project-based environment that teaches them to solve problems collaboratively across all disciplines.
-Allied Health Academy (AHA) prepares students to pursue further education towards a career in the medical sciences through rigorous, specialized curriculum and community-based partnerships.
Everett also has an outstanding athletic program which has garnered many honors, including 27 Greater Boston League Titles, and 12 Division 1 “Super Bowl” Championships.
My talk to 9th and 10th grade students was organized by James Murphy, Everett’s K-12 Social Studies Director, and was attended by teachers Josh Del Gaizo, Amerigo Dello Iacono, Helen Martin, Lauren Powers, Peter Lahey and Michael Messina. It was arranged by Judi Bohn and Jeff Smith of Facing History and Ourselves.
(Because of some camera “issues,” my apologies for the quality of most of the photos below.)