Mass. Academy of Math and Science at WPI to Hold Teacher Appreciation Day

November 19, 2013


Juniors at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI will express their appreciation to teachers who have made a difference in their lives. Teachers from 34 schools across Massachusetts will be honored for their contributions to their students’ success. Students will bring their honored guests to the podium, one by one, to describe how that teacher was an inspiration.


Click on the link to see the list of teachers to be honored, and their schools.


Wednesday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m., with the speaking portion of the event beginning at 12:45.


Mass. Academy of Math and Science at WPI, 85 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA

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Mass Academy appreciates the efforts of all teachers across the Commonwealth, and established this annual event as a way to celebrate the work of those teachers who have had an impact on our students' lives. "We appreciate the fact that our students' success is a collaborative effort," said director Michael Barney. "We recognize that their sending school districts and the exemplary instruction that they have received in their prior years should be celebrated. Our job is to help the students continue their journey toward excellence. We prepare them to succeed at the university level a year early. This is a great model and one that we hope the Commonwealth and the nation recognizes as an exemplar."

About Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI

Mass Academy is a public, co-educational school of excellence program that enrolls about 100 academically accelerated 11th and 12th graders. Math and science are emphasized within a comprehensive, interactive academic program. The rigor of the junior year classes exceeds high school honors and AP, emphasizing depth over breadth, engaging students in project-based learning and more than 1,200 hours of instruction. Seniors complete a full year of college, enrolling in classes at WPI, a nationally ranked university, thus making the Academy the only public school in Massachusetts whose students attend a private university full-time as seniors in high school. The Academy is a collaborative effort among the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the high schools of Massachusetts.