The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO)
Voluntary program intended to expand educational opportunities, increase diversity, and reduce racial isolation, by permitting students in certain cities to attend public schools in other communities
This is an ongoing program.
Since its founding during the peak of the Civil Rights Movement, the METCO program has enrolled tens of thousands of Boston students of color in predominantly white school districts, creating the opportunity for students in those districts to experience the advantages of learning and working in a racially and ethnically diverse setting.
- No transportation provided.
Contact us for more information.
- Sign-up is ongoing
You don't need any documents for the Preliminary Application. Submit in February or April.
Once you receive your lottery number, upload:
Proof that you live in Boston - documents of residency and occupancy
Proof that you are the legal guardian of the student - a photo ID of you and your student's birth certificate
Academic records - for the last two complete school years