What are Juries?
At the end of each year, every student presents a sample of his/ her work to a jury that consists of a teacher, a student, and a community member. Juries are the oral component of a student’s final exam. Together with the written component, the final exam represents 20% of the student’s total subject grade. (Note: Not all subjects have an oral jury exam).
How long are Jury sessions?
Each session is typically 2-3 hours (although some might be slightly short). During that time period you may watch up to 6 students present. The morning session begins at 10am; the afternoon session begins at 1pm.
What happens when I arrive?
Our staff and students will greet you, and bring you to the check-in room where there is food/ snacks. From there you will be escorted to the classroom where your session will take place. Before the session begins, the teacher will explain what the students will present, and provide any needed material and/or answer keys.
Do I need to know the subject materials to be a Juror?
No! Only for Spanish juries (which only occur in Boston) do you need to know the subject material in order to understand the oral presentation. For the other subjects the teachers will brief you on the students’ presentation and provide any needed materials.
I want to participate, but cannot commit 3 hours – can I still come?
Yes! We understand that asking for three hours of your time is a lot – if you are available for less time just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific availability and we will schedule you based on that.
When will my jury session be confirmed?
You will receive an email back in 2-3 business days confirming your session day/time/subject, based on your availability and preferences.
What happens if my schedule changes, and I can no longer make the original day/ time?
No problem! Just contact our Development Team (email@example.com or 617-533-9450) and we will reschedule it!
Where do Juries take place?
Juries take place at each individual school in the students subject classroom. The locations for our schools are below:
- CoaH Circuit Street: 58 Circuit Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
- CoaH Dudley Square: 2179 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
- CoaH New Bedford: 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA 02740
Can I park at the schools?
- CoaH Circuit Street: There is plenty of street parking at this location. We also have a parking lot.
- CoaH Dudley Square: There is street parking (although sometimes more limited). We also have a large parking lot that we share with Haley House Bakery (enter at 12 Dade Street).
- CoaH New Bedford: There is metered street parking. There is also a garage close to the school (Elm Street Garage: 51 Elm Street, New Bedford MA 02740).
Is food provided?
Yes! Lunch will be provided after the morning session and before the afternoon session, so everyone participating has a chance to eat. There will be sandwiches, chips, dessert and drinks.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact our Development Team! Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call us at 617-533-9450.