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Blackstone Valley Tech High School - Educating for a Global Advantage
Our Mission
At Valley Tech we create a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills.
Serving the towns of:

Bellingham

Blackstone

Douglas

Grafton

Hopedale

Mendon

Milford

Millbury

Millville

Northbridge

Sutton

Upton

Uxbridge

With an educated work force steeped in a history of innovation, invention, and business success, the historic Blackstone Valley region offers the community an exceptional quality of life. Its position, at the intersection of rail, road and air networks, makes it ideal for local, regional, and international business efforts. Twelve major colleges are situated within thirty minutes of the Blackstone Valley, including leaders in business, technology, medicine, and liberal arts.

Centrally Located
Located in the heart of the region, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is easily accessible within an hour's drive of Boston, Providence, Worcester, and Hartford.

Regional Partner
In partnership with local colleges, businesses and economic development agencies, Valley Tech works toward enhancing the economic, social, and historic strengths of the region. The school acts as a focal point for the region by sponsoring local, regional, and state level conferences on the economy, technology, and education; establishing regional technology and school-to-career initiatives; completing hundreds of hours in community service projects which draw on students' and instructors' vocational technical skills; and actively participating with government agencies, chambers of commerce, educational collaboratives, and the media.

  • Total daytime student population in excess of 1,100 students
  • 17 consolidated vocational technical programs
  • Structured academic core program
  • Bus transportation provided free of charge to all students
  • Late bus transportation provided for after-school activities
  • 193 teaching days
  • Alternating one-week academic vocational cycles
  • Low teacher-student ratios
  • Student portfolios highlight academic, vocational, and extra-curricular accomplishments
  • Community service projects provide practical experience and prepare students for effective citizenship
  • Business and industry partnerships ensure relevance of curriculum to the changing workplace.
  • Library/Media Center offers up-to-date print resources, electronic databases and encyclopedias, word processing, and on-line services.

For specific information about our district, please download our School Profile

Blackstone Valley Tech Goals
Education
To fuse rigorous academic, vocational and career technical skills with enhanced proficiencies in communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and literacy in media, information, and technology, empowering students to be resilient participants in a fluid global economy

Rigor

Students

 

To nurture qualities of character, including self esteem, introspection, accountability, leadership, and creativity as students become credentialed, contributing members of an evolving society

Relevance

Staff

To foster among staff a culture that embraces adaptability, reflection, mutual support, and ongoing professional development in the interest of continuous improvement

Relationships

Community

To promote a safe, respectful community of shared values acknowledging the cultural diversity of our thirteen towns while forging a partnership with our civic and business communities
Philosophy

Education is the process of developing an individual’s potential. To realize this goal, we create a powerful social network of supportive relationships that deliver a rigorous and relevant education. Over time, our students experience an increase in autonomy, a sense of belonging and commitment, along with opportunities to display competence in the performance of relevant work. All staff are committed to promoting life-long learning and career development in a safe environment.

Individualized instruction recognizes diverse learning styles and incorporates the use of state-of-the-art technology so that each student can develop his/her evolving talents to the fullest. Challenging academic/vocational/technical programming is complemented by a comprehensive competency-based career counseling program and a wide array of extracurricular activities. As a publicly supported institution, our approach fosters an atmosphere of tolerance, promoting equality and an appreciation for diversity. Additionally, we strive to develop in our students an understanding of and a responsible commitment to the principles of freedom, respect, social justice, personal worth, economic independence, and concern for the environment.

Accreditations and Associations
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is regulated by the Massachusetts Board of Education and is a part of the Massachusetts network of regional vocational high schools.

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