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Bancroft Senior Cooperative (BSC)

Bancroft Senior Cooperative
2016 Senior Co-op Collage

CLICK TO VIEW HIGHLIGHTSThe innovative Bancroft Senior Cooperative (BSC) program — better known as the "Senior Co-op"— takes students out of the classroom during the final semester of their Senior year, and places them in a real-world work environment that aligns with their professional and academic interests. 

Rooted in the School's commitment to project-based learning and the greater Worcester community, the Co-op combines elements of an internship, a research project, and community service. Students can design their own Co-op experience, or choose from a catalogue of project choices at approved organizations throughout the area.

As the final semester of Senior year begins, students select their top Co-op choices, complete the program application, are matched with a faculty advisor, and officially placed in their Co-op with professional mentors. They complete at least 50 to 60 hours of onsite, project-based work. And finally, the students submit a portfolio that allows them to reflect on their Co-op experiences.

The Co-op program gives students the opportunity to build practical skills, make personally meaningful contributions to the community, and graduate with a newfound self-confidence that prepares them well for the transition to college.

For more information about the Bancroft Senior Cooperative, contact:

Mark Taylor
Senior Cooperative Program Director
508.853.2640,  ext. 320

Sr. Co-op Partner Organizations

Through the coordination of the Co-op program director, approximately 40 area institutions, businesses, and agencies have partnered with Bancroft on Senior Cooperative projects. A sampling of recent Co-op partner organizations includes:

15-40 Connection

American Red Cross

Community Healthlink/HOAP


Elder Services of Worcester Area

Greater Worcester Land Trust

Habitat for Humanity/ReStore

Mass Audubon

Preservation Worcester

Refugee & Immigration Assistance Center

Reliant Medical Group

Turn Back Time, Inc.

UMass Medical School

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

The Y – Greendale Branch

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