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Edison Academy

James Cobbs, Ph.D., Principal

Janice Sarafoglou, Registration


The mission of the Thomas Edison Academy is to implement an innovative program that offers instructional support and intervention strategies that reconnect students who are over aged and under credited for grade level, and are either at-risk of, or have already dropped out of school. The Academy seeks to embrace these youth in a rigorous high school diploma program focused on academics, career training and college readiness. The Edison Academy will accelerate student progress and maximize the effectiveness of how curriculum and instruction are delivered through the development of 21st Century literacy skills and a responsive personalized learning experience.

The Thomas Edison Academy seeks to teach our students in a safe, supportive environment the knowledge, skills, values, and behaviors necessary to become responsible and productive members of a diverse society. Instruction focuses on enabling students to demonstrate the literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, and reasoning and preparing them to participate actively as citizens in a technologically advanced society.

2015-2016 Informational Brochure

470 Forest Avenue
Brockton, MA 02301
Classes: 2:50 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.,
Office Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., M-Th
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Friday
TEL. 508-580-7638
FAX 508-580-7987

Welcome Message

Dear Parent/Guardian and Student:

Welcome to the Thomas Edison Academy, a diploma-granting Brockton Public School. Our program provides students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma with evening classes that offer flexibility for working students.

Edison Academy was designed to provide non-traditional students with a high quality education and the tools and support they need to fulfill their potential. We encourage students and parents to maintain contact with teachers, guidance counselors and administrators on a regular basis in an effort to resolve minor issues before they become major problems. We stand at the ready to assist you.

Best wishes to both students and parents as we begin a new school year.

Very truly,

James Cobbs, Ph.D.

Parent Involvement

Parent involvement is a key component of student success.

In school
The School Improvement Council of the Edison Academy encourages parent participation. It meets once a month and focuses on the development and implementation of a school improvement plan each year.

At home
Parents are encouraged to participate in school life; we welcome your feedback and input and encourage you to communicate with administrators and teachers. The more communication between school and home the more successful the student can be.

Contact Us

Please contact the main office for all matters and concerns:
TEL. 508-580-7638 | FAX 508-580-7987

Community Partners

  • Massasoit Community College
    • Fitchburg State University
    • Stonehill College
    • St. Joseph Nursing Home
    • YMCA
    • Girls and Boys Club
    • Brockton Veterans Administration Hospital
    • Brockton Hospital
  • Lutheran Services
    • Cape Verde Association
    • South Bay Mental Health
    • BAMSI
    • Brockton Family Community Resources
    • Good Samaritan Medical Center
    • Ruth House
    • Latino Health Services
    • Mainspring House
    • Catholic Charities

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a Brockton Public School diploma from the Edison Academy, a student must have earned a minimum of 96 credits and met state and federal graduation requirements. Further information may be found in the Curriculum Courses of Study Guide.


Brockton students ages 15-21 are eligible to enroll in Edison Academy. In order to enroll, students must provide the following documentation:

Proof of Residency

  • A valid driver's license
  • A copy of a current utility bill
  • Copy of a birth certificate

Transcript from your most recent public school

Individual Education Plan for Special Education students

MCAS scores (if applicable)

Attendance & discipline records

ACCESS test records for English Language Learners

Registration Form

Edison Academy Report Card & Overview