High School to Teacher Program (HSTT)
The Office of Human Capital’s (OHC) Diversity Programs are aligned to support the district’s investment in workforce diversity. The OHC's Diversity Programs cultivate and retain the district's diverse and talented workforce, using two strategies: workforce pipeline development (both internal and external) and workforce retention.
The Boston Public Schools (BPS) High School to Teacher Program is a pipeline development program that develops strategic partnerships to identify, cultivate, and support a cohort of high school students who reflect the cultural, linguistic, and racial diversity of BPS students to successfully navigate high school, matriculate and graduate from college, and return to BPS as teachers.
The BPS HSTT Program engages Scholars in monthly meetings, college visits and conferences, and a curriculum focused on teacher education, college access, and leadership development. The model engages students from 9th grade through college graduation.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT! Angel C.P. is a Guatemala native who moved to Boston with his family three years ago. He is a junior at East Boston High School and strives to be a leader among his peers. His achievements include being a member of The National Honor Society and Founder of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club at his school. Angel wants to become an ESL ( English as a Second Language) teacher to help and support other immigrant students navigate the language barriers in and out of school. His passion for teaching propelled him to join the BPS High School to Teacher Program (HSTT) and become the Recruitment, Cultivation and Diversity Programs (RCD) team intern on Saturdays. Here is a video clip of Angel telling his story to Telemundo Boston!
To learn more about the program, download the program overview.
Have additional questions? Contact Wensess Raphael, Program Coordinator, or program assistant Erin Moore by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 635-9647.