• Update on Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery for the Class of 2022


    Current juniors who were given the MCAS competency determination waiver may still take the test this spring in May to qualify for the Adams Scholarship and Koplik Certificate of Mastery. Juniors who do not participate this spring will be able to complete ELA and Mathematics MCAS exams for scholarship awards during the retest period in fall 2021 as well. Adams Scholarship awards are given to the top 25% combined MCAS scores of students from each school.

    To qualify for the Adams Scholarship, a student must earn a minimum score of advanced or exceeding expectations for at least one exam, and earn a minimum score of proficient or meeting expectations for the other exam(s). Any students in the class of 2022 who have taken the science MCAS exam, need to earn a minimum score of proficient or meeting expectations on the exam to qualify.

    In order to claim the Adams Scholarship, the student must

    · be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts for at least one year prior to entering college as a freshman;

    · United States Citizen or a non-citizen authorized by the federal government to live and work in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis;

    · be a graduate of a Massachusetts public high school;

    · be accepted at a Massachusetts public college or university;

    · complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);

    · submit the Adams Scholarship award letter to the financial aid office; and

    · enroll as a full-time student.