Support & Enrichment Programs

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
AVID is a program designed to prepare and support bright students who are underserved in the college system, or first generation college students, in Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

Adolescent Parenting Program

Cambridge Harvard Summer Academy / Summer School
The Cambridge Harvard Summer Academy (CHSA) program is free and open to all current Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students. Students must consult with and have the necessary guidance counselor recommendation before being accepted into the program.

Department of Multilingual Learner Education

Harvard Extension School
The Harvard Extension School gives priority to seniors and juniors. CRLS students can take Harvard Extension School courses that are advanced beyond the level of CRLS courses and do not supplant the CRLS curriculum. Eligible students must complete the Harvard Extension application, a scholarship application, an essay, and a teacher recommendation form. All students must pay the $35.00 registration fee and are responsible for the costs of books and materials. Some CRLS students may also be eligible for the Lowell Scholarship Program for tuition reduction. Learn more >>

International Student & Family Center (ISFC)
This Center is available to assist our international students and families. 617.349.6735 or 617.349.6785. Visit their website >>

MCAS Support & The MCAS Center
The MCAS Center offers review classes for students who have not passed the MCAS. Instruction is individualized based on students’ areas of weakness. Students are welcome to come to the MCAS Center during directed study and lunch for additional help. The MCAS Center also offers review classes during and after school and on Saturdays.

MCAS Preparatory Classes
MCAS Prep is offered in grades 10 in the first semester to provide students with additional support in mathematics and/or language arts, as well as test taking strategies to help prepare them for the exam. Students in grades 11 and 12 who have failed the exam may also take MCAS Prep to help increase their performance on the exam and strengthen areas in which they have had difficulty.

Office of Student Services, 617.349.7774
The Office of Student Services offers many programs at CRLS. For more information, contact the Office of Student Services.

Out of School Instruction
The Out of School Instruction program provides tutoring in an alternative setting for those students who are temporarily unable to attend school, usually due to illness. If a student requires out of school instruction, a parent/guardian should contact the student’s guidance counselor or Dean of Students. Certain forms (State Form SPED 16) must be filled out and signed by a doctor.

Read 180
READ 180 is an intensive reading intervention program that is proven to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below proficient level. The program directly addresses individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills.

CRLS Tutoring Center
The Tutoring Center, a program of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, provides an environment in which all students can work toward their personal goals and can achieve academic success. Learn more >>

Upward Bound Program
The MIT-Wellesley Upward Bound program is federally sponsored, year-round, educational program that provides academic support and career and college advising to low-income and/or first-generation college bound youths who wish to continue their education beyond high school. For more information, contact your Guidance Counselor.

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