March 23rd 2020 – COVID 19 VIRUS UPDATE & Digital Learning Plan: Below you will find a link to the document that was sent to all students and families outlining the Digital Learning Plan, and the expectations for students and families.

Should you have any questions about this plan or the expectations, please reach out to your school’s Principal.

Founders Principal, Mr. Terzigni:

Beacon Principal, Mrs. Murphy:

Please keep in mind, we are entering uncharted territory and we do expect bumps in the road. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work out any kinks.


Virtual Instruction Days_ What Students and Parents Need to Know (1)

March 13th 2020 – COVID-19 VIRUS UPDATE: Governor Raimondo announced that schools will be closed next week 3/16-3/20 for an early Spring Break, taking the place of our previously scheduled April Vacation.

This will give time for schools to submit plans for online learning to potentially be used for the following week, if schools are to remain closed. A formal letter will be emailed home to all families following a conference call with the Department of Education later this afternoon. Please refer to that for more information and check your email regularly for more updates.

A Community of Student Artists Proudly Serving Grades 6 through 12

Beacon Charter Schools, located in historic Monument Square in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, currently serves 375 student artists from nineteen cities and towns across Rhode Island.

Beacon Charter High School for the Arts opened in 2003 to Bring Educational Alternatives to the Community through Occupational Nurturing.  The school has a rich, decade and a half history of academic and artistic excellence

Founders Academy, Beacon’s middle school program, opened in 2015 to focus on strengthening students’ core academic skills while introducing them to Beacon’s three cornerstone arts programs.  Upon completion of grade 8 at Founders, students are promoted to grade 9 at Beacon.

Admission to all grades is made through blind lottery, held each year on March 1st.  Families are highly encouraged to apply in grade 6 to ensure the best possible chances of admission to our schools.