When the Neighborhood House Charter School (NHCS) valedictorian, Jaylen Scott, leaves in August for Pennsylvania’s Bucknell University, it will mark one of the first times in years that the Centre Street resident won’t be living at home and attending school on the same street.

He started at the Henderson Inclusion School on Centre Street and transferred into NHCS in the 5th grade before spending a few years at the charter school’s Queen Street campus off Neponset Street before returning to the NHCS Centre Street campus just down the street from his home several years later for grades 8 through 12.

It’s rare for a student in Boston to be so centered in the neighborhood, but the experience, said Scott, 18, has been special.


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