• Title I QA

    Admissions FAQ

    Q:  What are the residency requirements in order to attend Blackstone Valley Tech?
    A:  The student must be a resident in one of the following towns in order to be eligible to apply:
          Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Millville, Milford, Mendon, Millbury,
          Northbridge, Sutton, Upton, or Uxbridge. If accepted, proof of residency will be required.
     
         Proof of town residency is required upon registering your child, three proofs, one from each 
         category below:
         • Category 1: Lease/Mortgage/Rental Agreement, Legal affidavit from landlord, Section
            8 Agreement
         • Category 2: Copy of any one listed utility bill: electric, gas, oil, cable
         • Category 3: Valid MA Driver's License/Photo ID, Current Vehicle Registration OR one of
            the following dated within the last year: W-2, Excise Tax/Property Bill.


    Q:  What is the deadline for applications to Blackstone Valley Tech for those applying as
          a freshman?
    A:  January 13th.


    Q:  What is the deadline for applications to Blackstone Valley Tech for those applying as
          an upperclassman?
    A:  April 1st. However, upperclassmen may apply at any time. The deadline is for those looking
          to enroll for the upcoming school year.  Openings for upperclassmen for the upcoming
          school year are determined at the end of the school year and applications are reviewed 
          at that time. If applying for immediate enrollment (current school year), applications will 
          be reviewed and considered immediately.


    Q:  What if I am a private school applicant?
    A:  The student will follow the same process as a student who attends one of the district’s
          schools. They will complete the front and back of the application and then give it to 
          their guidance counselor or other school staff to complete the inside of the application.
          Interviews for private school applicants are conducted at BVT. A tour date will be
          scheduled in late November for private school students and their guardian(s).


    Q:  What if I am a homeschooled student?
    A:  In addition to filling out the front and back of the application, please view
          the home school guidelines.


    Q:  What is the application process?
    A:  Students interested in applying for fall admission can access the online application on the
          BVT website. Once your application is submitted, we will notify your school of your decision
          to apply to BVT and will request the sending school's data. Contact our Admissions Office
          if you need a paper application.


    Q:  What is the interview process?
    A:  During the months of January, February and March, BVT staff will interview all applicants in
          each of their sending schools or virtually. Appointments for interviews at BVT will be made
          for those applicants who currently do not attend one of the 13 member district schools.
          These interviews will occur during the same time period. We will contact each family
          via e-mail.


    Q:  How do you prepare for an interview?
    A:  Practicing is the best way to get ready for the interview.  Practice with family, friends
          and teachers. To help you prepare, we have put together some helpful hints.
     
    Q:  What is required by the district’s sending school/Guidance Counselor?
    A:  The sending school's portion consists of Grade 7 & 8 grades/courses taken, attendance
          records, behavior records, and the local sending school’s recommendation. Please see
          the Admission Policy for more details.


    Q:  Can a student apply for the current school year (to attend classes during the same
          school year)?
    A:  Yes, subject to the availability of openings. Like 8th grade students looking to apply to
          BVT as a 9th grader, the student must obtain an application from their local school
          Guidance Counselor. The completed application must be returned to their Guidance
          Counselor to be submitted to BVT. An interview will be conducted at BVT.


    Q:  What criteria are used in the selection process?
    A:  The Admission Committee takes into consideration five criteria: Scholastic Achievement,
          Attendance, School Discipline/Conduct, Local Sending School’s Recommendation,
          and Interview.


    Q:  What is the timetable for the entire admissions process?
    A:  View our Admission Timeline for the process and due date.



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  • More Questions?


    Should you have more questions
    or need additional assistance,
    please contact our Admission Office:

    Anne-Marie Colorendo
    508–529–7758  x3020
    acolonero@valleytech.k12.ma.us