International Academy Events

Students in Assembly with people on stage

As part of the transition for International Students to the Upper School community, USA and INT have come together as part of a transition process.  The first step of this process took place on February 8, 2019, when USA administration, teachers, guidance, and former INT students came to International High School to conduct an informative assembly to help INT students prepare for this big step.  It was very illuminating for our students, who are excited and a little apprehensive about this upcoming change.

Students in front of Cor Unum

Three INT clubs--Girl's Club, Boyz to Men, and the Outing Club--joined forces...AGAIN...for the good of Lawrence, performing community service at Cor Unum.  Great Work, INT!

Students/teachers in front of classroom

Celebrating Collaborative Learning at INT

Almost 30 students and teachers presented at the INT PD on January 18th, celebrating the success of the latest initiative at INT: implementing effective collaborative learning strategies into instruction.  While it was a day off for students, many of them showed up to demonstrate the strategies teachers implemented during the month of December: Socratic seminar, jigsaw, paired conversation in character, carousel, gallery walk, interactive presentations etc. In addition to presentations, INT celebrated another major milestone: Alba Matos, who started her academic journey in the United States at INT, passed her last MCAS test, and was awarded a high school diploma. With the audience in tears, Principal, Geraldo Acosta, reminded Alba that success also means not giving up, remembering all the times Alba showed up at INT this year to participate in Math MCAS Prep sessions with Mr. Pichardo. At the end of the presentations, everyone enjoyed a potluck lunch!

People entering GLFHC Bus

GLFHC Mobile Health Unit at INT

The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center has provided International High School with a school-based health center at the NCEC Campus. The GLFHC Mobile Health Unit visits INT bi-weekly, and their team of expert clinicians supplies INT students with most any health care need. The coordinators of this effort, school culture specialist Armani Fiato and counselor Ramon Cruz, help students schedule appointments for a full medical checkup, and ensure that they are provided services such as immunizations, nutritional health, insurance enrollment assistance, and help with overall health concerns. The Mobile Health Unit keeps our students in school and their parents at work!

LHS Mock Trial Team

The Massachusetts Bar Association hosts an annual, statewide Mock Trial Program to help high school students learn more about the law, court procedures, and our legal system.  It also gives students an opportunity to sharpen their analytical, listening, and speaking skills.  Lawrence High School has participated in this state-wide event for many years, placing our students in a simulated courtroom, where they prepare a hypothetical case and test their skills as lawyers and witnesses against teams from other schools. 

This year, the case involves federal charges that arise out of a use of excessive force:  was the officer defending himself...or did the officer kill an innocent person in cold blood?

Students come from across campus, including 9GA, 10GA, Upper School, and International.  They work very hard to prepare their parts, learn court procedure, and practice objections.  This year, six International students are acting as lawyers and witnesses and are an integral part of the team.  So far, the team is 1-1 and we are working hard for our next trial.  Several team members earned a perfect 10 score in our last trial!  We are very proud of the LHS Mock Trial Team! 

We also congratulate senior, Rosmery Medrano, who has completed her last trial with the LHS Mock Trial Team.  Best of luck, Rosmery!