- What do the students wear for uniforms?
- What are the school hours? Are there extended hours?
- What are the requirements for annual service hours?
- What technology do the students utilize?
- What are the options for paying tuition?
- Are there fees collected in addition to tuition?
- How do students get to AWHS?
Students are required to be in complete uniform everyday unless a day has been designated as “Mass Dress” or “Dress Down.” Our uniform company is Flynn & O’Hara, and all uniforms must be purchased through their online store or by placing an order by phone. Female students wear skorts or pants and polo shirts or blouses with tights and dark shoes. Male students wear khaki pants and polo shirts with belt and dark shoes. Designated “Mass Dress” days require male students to wear a shirt and tie and female students to wear a solid colored blouse. Dress Down Days are offered throughout the school year to promote an event or raise money for a charity (dress code rules apply).
The school hours are 7:47 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Attendance is taken in all classes. Students must be in their Block 1 class by 7:47 a.m. Block 1 is an academic class so students will miss instruction if they are tardy. Students may arrive to campus as early as 7:00 a.m., and supervision is provided. There is no additional fee for the before-school supervision, and registration is not necessary.
Students are dismissed at 2:20 p.m. The Library is open until 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Students may remain on campus if they have an appointment with a teacher or are involved in an organized activity or athletic event. The Dignan Training Center is open to all students from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additionally, there is supervision provided after school until 5:00 p.m. for those students who are waiting for a ride. There is no additional fee for the before- or after-school supervision, and registration is not necessary.
All students are required to complete community service hours annually. Grades 7 & 8 complete their service commitment as a class (no individual hours required). Students in Grade 9-12 must ensure that they have completed the required hours on their own or as part of one of the many activities/events organized by AWHS. Freshman and Seniors must complete at least 15 hours each year. Sophomores and Juniors must complete at least 20 hours each year. At a minimum by graduation, students will have fulfilled 70 hours of service to the community. All hours must be documented on the AWHS Service Form based on the published deadlines.
All students are required to purchase or acquire an iPad individually for academic use both in the classroom and at home. The minimum requirement is 16GB, and it is preferred that the device only have WiFi capability (not cellular access). Students will purchase some textbook licenses in lieu of purchasing traditional textbooks for certain classes. The students will use the iPad for note taking and assignments daily. Students will also be assigned login credentials for our online grading portal, PowerSchool, and for our online learning management system, Schoology. Parents will also be given access to PowerSchool to track and monitor student progress. All of buildings have Wifi access, and students will be given password access.
Archbishop Williams uses the FACTS Management Company for collecting tuition payments. All families must create a FACTS account. Tuition can be paid in the following way:
• One payment due July 1st (includes a $100 credit for paying in full)
• Two payments due July 1st and December 1st (FACTS charges a $10 fee for utilizing this option)
• Ten Payments scheduled monthly beginning in July and ending in April (FACTS charges a $35 fee for utilizing this option)
Families of Archbishop Williams’ students do not pay a technology fee, athletic fee, or co-curricular fee. There is a fee assessed to graduating Seniors.
What expenses should my family budget for? Archbishop Williams is a1:1 iPad school, and each student provides his/her iPad. Families are responsible for purchasing school uniforms from the AWHS uniform vendor, Flynn & O’Hara (www.flynnohara.com). Families purchase the student textbooks annually through MBS Direct (www.mbsdirect.net) with a buy-back program at the end of the school year. If a student chooses to purchase his/her lunch in the school cafeteria, the student must use cash daily. Field trips may be planned, and students would incur the cost of admission and transportation, if applicable.
Conveniently located at the junction of Routes 3, 128 and 93, AWHS is very accessible. Many students are driven to campus daily. AWHS does provide a carpool list for interested families to help ease any transportation concerns. The Quincy Adams Red Line station is a short walk from the AWHS campus providing for easy access for the students living near a Red Line station or a Commuter Rail station. The #230 MBTA bus stops directly in front of the school and runs throughout the day.