is that time of year again! As the students, faculty, and staff of City
on a Hill Charter Public Schools prepare to complete the 2021-2022
academic year, we ask that you hold us accountable by serving as a
community juror for our students’ final exams.
you have not served as a Juror before, at the end of each academic year
City on a Hill students present to a jury composed of a community
member, a teacher, and a student in an effort to demonstrate proficiency
in a given subject and advance to the next level of study. While
juries, as they are referred to, provide our students with authentic
ways to show what they know and what they can do, they also create an
opportunity for you, as Massachusetts’ taxpayers, to comment on our
accomplishments and our challenges as public charter schools. In other
words, juries stress academic achievement while simultaneously inviting
public accountability, two key pillars of the City on a Hill mission.
This year, juries will take place from Thursday, June 16th through Wednesday, June 22nd.
The time commitment for a community juror is flexible. A juror may
serve for a morning, an afternoon, a full day, or even multiple days.
Each block is approximately two and a half hours long, consisting of a
short orientation followed by anywhere from four to ten student
presentations, depending on the subject. In each session, a student
presents, and then the jurors confer and offer feedback to the student.
If interested, please complete the attached survey to indicate the time(s), date(s), and subject(s) in which you would like to serve as a juror. Thank you for your commitment to accountability in public education. We hope to see you in June!
Please contact Laura Edouard, Principal for additional information.