How To Apply The application process at EDCO consists of a two-step enrollment process, following a referral from the BPS Re-Engagement Center (REC).

Interested students:

A. If you are in school, talk to your guidance counselor about being referred to an alternative school through the Re-Engagement Center.
B. If you are not in school, call the Boston Public Schools' Re-Engagement Center (617-635-2273) and asked to be referred to EDCO. They will have a process you need to go through before contacting EDCO.
  1. Once you have worked with the Re-Engagement Center (REC) and they have made a referral to EDCO, if you are eligible, we will contacct you for an EDCO information session.
  2. Attend the Information Session (parent/guardian strongly encouraged to accompany students) and take online basic skills Reading & Math tests.
  3. At the end of the Information Session, receive an EDCO application and schedule an interview with the School Coordinator.
  4. Come to your interview with your completed application forms and required documentation.
  5. Begin classes at EDCO!  You will have a brief orientation on your first day, to meet staff, receive class schedule, and review highlights of the EDCO Student Handbook.
Students, parents, guardians, and any supports with additional questions and concerns may feel free to contact the Re-Engagement Center at 617-635-2273 or EDCO Youth Alternative at 617-262-9562.