Our goal in the office is to enhance the opportunity for all BC High students to strengthen their skills, helping them meet their personal goals and reach their potential while adhering to the School’s demanding academic standards. Services available through the Academic Resource Center include:
These services are meant to complement, rather than substitute for, support students are given by their individual teachers and advisers.
The office is located in the Corcoran Library, opposite the Hyde Center for Global Education. Students can make appointments during the day by e-mailing Mr. McKiernan or stopping by the office.Learn More
More than just a collection of books or a place to study, the Corcoran Library plays a key role in the life of a BC High student. It is constantly buzzing with young men as they tackle group projects, discuss what they are reading and watching, work through math problems. Students of all ages and interests flock to the library first thing in the morning, during lunch and after the last bell to study, meet and explore.
The Corcoran Library has two computer labs for class use where they have the opportunity to learn computer programming, discuss digital photography or discover the library’s many resources. The library also has two quiet study areas, a courtyard, a new Learning Commons where students congregate to work collaboratively, as well as:
35 PC computers
28 Mac computers
25,000 books (including eBooks)
25 magazine subscriptions
40 research databases
First established in 2007, the Corcoran Living Library Lecture Series is made possible by the generosity of Joseph E. Corcoran ’53 as part of his donation to the BC High library. The speaker series fulfills Corcoran’s goal to create a “living library,” bringing noted contemporary authors and speakers to campus and talk with students face-to-face. These guests share their work and make it real, dispatching students, faculty, and staff outside BC High’s walls to serve as ambassadors for learning in the community.