Blackstone Academy Charter School Career Site

Welcome to the BACS Career Site! Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions. For further explanation, please contact Rhonda Hanaway, Career Adviser at or

(401) 726-1750 X 139

It is a 'live' document!

Explanation of Career Requirements by grade:

FREE Training with placement below!

Skills RI is currently recruiting the 3rd cohort of a very exciting training opportunity. The training will teach introductory courses in bio-manufacturing and biotechnology and there will be job placement assistance upon completion. Please see attached flyer for more information.

It will be greatly appreciated if you can share the attached flyer with your school's Parent Association or any other relevant groups. Please have interested individuals reach out to us for additional information. Please note interested candidates must be 18 or over.



Onika Lord, Lead Recruiter

Skills for Rhode Island's Future

30 Exchange Terrace, First Floor

Providence, RI 02903

Direct: 401.680.5962




Hosted by IYRS School of Technology and Trades, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and Composites Alliance of Rhode Island, the annual IYRS Career Day is a job fair for those seeking employment in the fields of marine trades, composites, manufacturing, design and innovation, and associated "hands-on" career opportunities and industries.

More than 40 exhibitors from the New England area and across the country will be looking to fill employee positions. The event also is a networking opportunity for industry influencers. It is free to attend and open to the public.

Learn More & Register to Attend:

9th grade: Students will become familiar with different careers through “The Career Game” and other career exploration resources. They will get to know their learning styles, aptitudes and interests. They will also become familiar with our 5 External Learning Skills.

10th grade: Students will begin to show progress in each of the 5 External Learning Skills and must (at minimum) volunteer or participate in a job shadow. They can do both. If they have completed these in high quality ways, they may be ready for an internship or service learning project. Any community-based learning experience can help a student make progress towards gaining these skills including jobs, clubs, sports, etc.

11th grade: Students will work on mastering the 5 External Learning Skills and by the end of eleventh grade they will have ( at minimum) completed a substantial volunteer experience (20 hours) and/or completed an internship. All students will complete an independent service learning project by the end of 11th grade (20 hours).

12th grade: Mastery of the 5 External Learning Skills will provide a better understanding for our seniors that will complete a 100 hour senior project during their senior year. Any outside experience is encouraged to gain more knowledge of their chosen senior project topic.

Any questions can be directed to:

Rhonda Hanaway, Career Adviser

401-726-1750 x 139