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   Goodrich Academy is committed to promoting the achievement of all students in meeting rigorous standards that are critical to increasingly competitive college and future employment. We strive to meet the challenge of providing education opportunities for students who have experienced difficulty in traditional school settings. We believe that given sufficient time and skillful instruction all students can achieve educational excellence.. 

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  • Fourth Quarter Summer Institute Summer is fast approaching, and so is the opportunity to take extra classes, make up courses not passed, and improve low grades. This could be a great chance to advance your education. A positive place,        With positive people,                 For positive outcomes.Goodrich Academy, "Fitchburg Alternative High School," will be offering summer courses from July 8th - August 1st. Courses offered7:45-9:00 English 9,10,11,12, American History, U.S. History, Physics, Chemistry,  Biology, Algebra I, II, Geometry, Middle school math, Middle school English, Earth Science, Spanish I, II9:00-10:15 English 9,10,11,12, American History, U.S. History, Physics, Chemistry,  Biology, Algebra I, II, Geometry, Middle school math, Middle school English, Earth Science ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2013, 11:43 AM by Anthony Wilson
  • Fitchburg Alternative High School graduates found family, place to fit in While the members of the class of 2013 at Fitchburg Alternative High School will all be embarking on new adventures after graduation, the one thing they will all still have in common is the sense of closeness they all have with each other.The word family was used more than once at Thursday night's graduation, and for Lunenburg resident Anthony Smith, that's exactly what his classmates and teachers are to him."Everybody at this school is like a big family. My other high school frankly wouldn't have cut it for me," he said before Thursday night's commencement exercises.Smith was one of four students chosen to speak Thursday night."I was asked to speak tonight, and ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2013, 5:37 AM by Fitch burg
  • Fitchburg looking for legitimacy in moniker Courtesy Photo The new Goodrich Academy school logo, designed by graduating senior Aiesha Santiago of Fitchburg.Though this year's class will graduate from Fitchburg Alternative High School on Thursday, the next graduating class will receive diplomas from Goodrich Academy.The School Committee voted unanimously to change the name of Fitchburg Alternative High School to Goodrich Academy at its meeting Monday night.According to Principal Michael Pelland, the name change is necessary to put the students on equal ground with graduates of more traditional high schools when it comes to college admissions, joining the military and applying for jobs."When your own kids start telling you they have some concerns as they fill out their applications on how this is ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2013, 6:53 AM by Fitch burg
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