Admission is open to all residents of Massachusetts and priority is given to Holyoke, Chicopee, West Springfield, Westfield, South Hadley, and Northampton. NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Charter schools are public schools and are therefore open to all Massachusetts students on a space available basis. This means that PFSJCS may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, socio-economic status, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, special need, proficiency in the English language or in a foreign language, or prior academic achievement when enrolling. Moreover, PFSJCS may not set admissions criteria that are intended to discriminate or that have the effect of discriminating based upon any of these characteristics. Any and all information requested in the application, such as language spoken at home or race/ethnicity, is not intended and will not be used to discriminate. M.G.L. c. 71, § 89(l); 603 CMR 1.06(2). MISSION STATEMENT
The Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (PFSJCS) is a public high school preparing students for college success while inspiring them to be active and effective citizens. We achieve educational excellence and social responsibility through high expectations for all our students with a rigorous academic and social justice curriculum. Our students graduate with strong intellectual and ethical foundations necessary for future leaders of a global society.