Alternative Education

EDCO is one of Boston's community-based alternative high school options for youth residing in the city. Upon completion of their graduation requirements, students at EDCO earn a diploma issued by Boston Public Schools.

Career Development

Employment, training and skill development at a youth-operated bookstore.

Training, coaching, and career awareness in a broad range of professional culinary careers.

Work experience and training in maintenance and management of laboratory and high-tech facilities.

Youth Opportunities

Career exploration and youth development options for youth, collaboration and workshops for staff.

Hi-Set/GED Programming for Youth, Skills Training Programs, Student Resources

Boston Harbor Youth Rowing Programming with Harbor Studies co-curricular option



US Department of Labor: EDCO receives funding through the Youth portion of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, WIOA, to provide alternative education services for age- and income-eligible Boston youth.


Boston Public Schools:

In addition to serving as the core academic partner for EDCO Youth Alternative, BPS provides funding to sustain the work of the program in support of students pursuing a BPS diploma.


City of Boston: EDCO receives funding through the city's Alternative Education Initiative, AEI, which provides financial support to Boston non-profit organizations for alternative education services for youth residents, ages 16-21.