Boston University Academy

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Boston University Academy (BUA) is private high school operated by Boston University. Founded in 1993 and located on the Boston University campus, the Academy is geared toward college preparatory work. As part of its integration with the university, students are able to take college courses for credit their junior and senior years, and are guaranteed acceptance to Boston University upon maintaining a 3.0 grade point average at the Academy.

BUA's student body is drawn from 49 communities. 50% come from independent schools, 42% from public schools, 4% from parochial schools and 4% are from home schools. 22% are students of color. BUA provides tuition assistance to approximately 31% of the students.BUA,facts and figures,2008,http://www.bu.edu/academy/admissions/quickfacts/

Mission

The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, students first immerse themselves in a classically-based curriculum and then continue to expand their intellectual interests in high school at Boston University, a major research institution.

Academic Rigor

BU Academy student SAT scores College Board, SATs, 2006, http://www.collegeboard.com/ are consistently high. According to Peterson's Guide, in 2007 all students scored 600 or above on...
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