Mass Core Data

MassCore, or the Massachusetts High School Program of Studies, is a recommended, rigorous course of study based on standards in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts curriculum frameworks that aligns high school coursework with college and career expectations.
It was developed to provide guidance for a rigorous course of study that will help students have the necessary academic preparation required for success
in post secondary education and the workplace.
The recommended program of studies includes:

• 4 units of English
• 4 units of mathematics
• 3 units of a lab-based science
• 3 units of history
• 2 units of the same foreign language
• 1 year of fine arts
• 5 additional “core” courses from the above categories

MassCore also includes potential additional learning opportunities such as Advanced Placement classes, dual enrollment and early college,
senior and capstone projects, online courses for high school or college credit, and service or work-based learning.

All Melrose High School graduates fully satisfy the MassCore recommendations.

Science

# of Science courses taken
over 4 years
# of Seniors exceeding Mass Core Requirements*
5 28.5
6 14
> 7 2.6

English

YOG # of Students exceeding Mass Core 4-year
ELA requirements
2012 97
2013 127
2014 88
2015 85

Global Language

YOG # of Seniors Doubling Mass Core 2-Year
Global Language Requirement
% of Seniors Doubling Mass Core 2-Year
Global Language Requirement
2012 94 37%
2013 101 45%
2014 113 52%
2015 91 41%

Math

YOG # of Students Exceeding Mass Core 4-Year Math Requirement
2012 0
2013 22
2014 17
2015 35
2016 31+ (Does not include senior year)