3Point Foundation


Middle School Programs (6th -8th grades)

Program Design

3Point uses project based learning in the classroom to engage small groups of students to work collaboratively to research, debate and pursue solutions to relevant and authentic community issues selected by the students. This classroom program fosters the development of 21st century skills: critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and communication, as well as, a growth mindset. Social-emotional learning is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Basketball is a highly valued activity for our youth. Through basketball, our youth come to understand the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, goal setting, self-management, perseverance and resiliency.  Basketball also provides a physical outlet that reduces stress that would otherwise inhibit academic performance and is a vehicle that encourages interest in health and wellness.

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Program Description

After-School Program​
  • One hour of project based classroom  learning, 2 days a week for 24 weeks during the school year
  • One hour of basketball, 2 days a week for 24 weeks during the school year
  • Two hours of basketball  and one hour of social-emotional classroom learning on weekends for 24 weeks during the school year.
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In-School Program
  • One hour of project based classroom learning, five days a week during the school day for 12 weeks.

  • Two hours of basketball and one hour of social-emotional learning on weekends for 24 weeks during the school year.

Summer Learning Academies
  • Five days a week for five weeks, eight hours a day at 2 locations 
  • 3 hours in the morning of project based learning on a variety of subjects
  • After lunch, 3 hours in the afternoon of  sports, computer design, and social emotional learning 

High School Offering (9th - 12th grades)

Program Design

We deepened our programing in 2021 to meet the needs of our students in our three schools that serve middle school and 9th-12th grades. The Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (“DESE”) has developed a framework on career and college readiness for high school students to enhance their success in post-secondary education and employment. Responding to our school partners’ requests, 3Point now offers new high school programs that incorporate the DESE learning objectives for college and career readiness. Additionally, 3Point offers programs for 10th – 12th grades on SAT/ACT test preparation, college application preparation, collage application essay writing, and applications for financial aid and scholarships. 

Program Description

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9th Grade
  • One hour of college and employment foundational learning 2 days weekly during the school day for twelve weeks during the school year
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10th Grade
  • One hour of SAT/ACT Test Preparation for 12 weeks focusing on test taking strategies
  • Proctored On-Line SAT/ACT Comparison Test
  • Score report review with school and students
11th Grade
  • September PSAT Primer, one hour one day a week for 4 weeks during the school day
  • One hour sessions on SAT/ACT test preparation for 12-20 weeks either during school day or after-school
  • 3 workshops focusing on the admissions process , school selection, and the college application process. 
12th Grade
  • One-hour review sessions in the fall for six weeks during the school day for students re-taking SAT/ACT Tests in the fall
  • Up to six workshops on college application preparation, college essay completion, financial aid, and scholarship application preparation either during the school day or after-school