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Enrollment Period Opens for 20-21 School Year

We are now accepting applications for prospective students in grades 5-10 for the 2020-21 school year. Applications are available at the school's main campus at 190 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford or on the website, www.glcps.org. The enrollment application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
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Online Learning Community SEEDConMA Launched by, for Teachers

Teachers working at schools in local communities are invited to join a virtual professional development series culminating with a collaborative workshop in the spring of 2020. The series, called Southeast Educators Conference Massachusetts, or SEEDConMA, is being launched by teachers at the Global Learning Charter Public School.
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GLCPS Sees Significant Growth in MCAS, Accountability Measures

Global Learning Charter Public School (GLCPS) made noteworthy gains on the 2019 MCAS test with the most significant improvements in ELA and math for both the middle school and high school. Additionally, the school is meeting or exceeding nearly all of its accountability targets set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
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Keeping the Global in Global Learning

(Earlier this summer, a team of our educators traveled to Cabo Verde to learn more about the country and to share best practices with educators there. GLCPS Executive Director Dr. Stephen Furtado wrote a first person account of his experience.)
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What Happens If There Is a Two-Hour Delay?

Your child's safety is our highest priority. In the event that there is a two-hour delay in the school day due to dangerous road conditions during the morning hours, the protocol is as follows:

* Any school day delay would be announced at 5 AM.
* Buses arrive at bus stops two hours after their normally scheduled time.
* The building will open its doors at 9:50 am. Breakfast will not be served.
* Grades 11 & 12 leave the main campus for the Jacob's Center by 10:09 AM.
* Homeroom begins by 10:18 at both campuses.
* Students report to 2nd period class at 10:20 am.
* The day then continues as it would normally. After school programs are held.
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From the Desk of Principal Lena Pires

We hope you are enjoying your summer! Our GLCPS team is busy getting ready for the 2019-2020 school year. We're excited to see each and every one of you! We are looking forward to greeting our new students and welcoming back all of our current students.
We will kick off the school year with our 13th annual Back to School Night BBQ on Tuesday, August 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Our Back to School Night BBQ will be held here at the main campus, 190 Ashley Blvd. We will once again have a traditional barbecue prepared by Sodexo, our food service provider.
We encourage all families to attend this event. We will be sharing important information regarding homeroom assignments, schedules transportation and uniforms.
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Jacobs Scholarship Recipient Sierra Bealac: "We Are The Next Generation of World Changers."

GLCPS Class of 2019 graduate Sierra Beaulac is one of five New Bedford students to receive a $35,000 scholarship from Qualcomm founder and former New Bedford resident Dr. Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan. The Jacobs scholarship is awarded each year to one GLCPS student, one GNBRVT student, and three NBPS graduating seniors pursuing college degrees in a STEM field. Sierra Beaulac will major in Biology. She plans to be a pediatrician.
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GLCPS Celebrates Class of 2019 at Commencement Ceremony

GLCPS celebrated its 2019 graduating class during commencement exercises on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The ceremony was held on June 9th in the auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. State Senator Michael Rodrigues was the keynote speaker. New Bedford City Councilor Brian Gomes congratulated the graduates on behalf of the City of New Bedford. Families, friends and GLCPS current and former staff joined in the celebration.
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