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Monday, 14 June 2010 15:21

Admissions Policy

kids-in-hallINTRODUCTORY STATEMENT

Northeast Metro Tech High School is a selective vocational technical high school that serves a twelve community district including: Chelsea, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn. An admission process is necessary in vocational technical schools where space is a limiting factor. Vocational technical laboratories (shops) are designed and equipped to serve a specific maximum number of students safely. Consequently, a complex of such laboratories lacks both the space and flexibility to accommodate the possible needs and/or interests of all applicants. Therefore, a selection process is necessary to determine which applicants may most benefit from such educational opportunities. All applicants to grades nine through twelve at Northeast Metro Tech High School will be evaluated using the criteria contained in this Admission Policy.

 

Please be advised Northeast Metro Tech High School is no longer accepting School Choice Applicants and is no longer a school choice school as of the 2015-2016 school year. Students applying to Northeast Metro Tech High School and attending must be residents of the twelve cities and towns that form the regional school district. Students currently attending Northeast Metro Tech who are already school choice students may continue their enrollment at Northeast. 

Starting with the 2015-2016 school year, students who move out of the twelve cities and towns that form the Northeast Metro Tech regional school district may not remain enrolled at Northeast unless they seek nonresident student status as outlined below:

Students who reside in cities and towns not maintaining approved vocational technical education programs in the vocational technical program area sought by the student may apply for admission to a school of another city, town or district offering the desired instruction as set forth in M.G.L. c. 74, s. 7. Nonresident students shall be subject to the admissions criteria of the school to which they are applying. Admitted student's tuition shall be paid by the city or town where the student resides in accordance with the Department's tuition rates for such programs and the Department's "Vocational Technical Education Nonresident" Policy.

Questions may be directed to Tracey O’Brien, Administrator of Student Services, 781-246-0810 x1637

 

 

NORTHEAST METROPOLITAN REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
ADMISSION POLICY
August 14, 2008
 
 
I.  INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School (Northeast) is a selective vocational technical high school that serves a twelve community district including: Chelsea, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.  An admission process is necessary in vocational technical schools where space is a limiting factor. Vocational technical laboratories (shops) are designed and equipped to serve a specific maximum number of students safely. Consequently, a complex of such laboratories lacks both the space and flexibility to accommodate the possible needs and/or interests of all applicants. Therefore, a selection process is necessary.  All applicants to grades nine through twelve at Northeast Metro Tech High School will be evaluated using the criteria contained in this Admission Policy.

The following policy, in compliance with Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Regulations (CMR 603 4.03 (6) is an official school document as approved by the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Committee on August 14, 2008.

            
II. EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

The Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, color, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or homelessness.

Applicants with disabilities and those applicants with limited English proficiency will be provided with the full range of assistance during the entire application and admission process.
Upon the request of an applicant of limited English proficiency, a qualified representative from the school will assist the applicant in completing the necessary forms and provide interpreting services during the entire application and admission process.

Applicants with disabilities may voluntarily self-identify for the purpose of requesting reasonable accommodations during the entire application and admission process.
Information on limited English proficiency and disability submitted voluntarily by the applicant, for the purpose of receiving assistance and accommodations during the application and admission process, will not affect admission to the school.


III. ELIGIBILITY

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School will determine the number of openings for grades 9 – 12.  Any eighth, ninth, tenth or eleventh grade student who is a resident of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional School District (Chelsea, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn) who expects to be promoted to the grade they seek to enter by their local district is eligible to apply for fall admission or admission during the school year subject to the availability of openings at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School. Only ninth grade students will be accepted for entry for January admissions to replace withdrawn students.  All applicants will be evaluated using the criteria contained in this Admission Policy and may be denied admission if their discipline record contains infractions involving weapons, illegal drugs, assault on a staff member, or school threats.

 Priority for admission is given to Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District residents according to the District Agreement.  The sending school or the parent/guardian may be asked to provide written documentation of residency if deemed necessary by the Northeast Administration.

Students who are not residents of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District are eligible to apply for fall admission, provided they expect to be promoted to the grade they seek to enter by their local district and expect to pass courses in English language arts or the equivalent and mathematics for the school year preceding their enrollment at Northeast.  Non-resident students will be evaluated using the criteria contained in this Admission Policy and may be denied admission if their discipline record contains infractions involving weapons, illegal drugs, assault on a staff member, or school threats.  Nonresident applicants must follow the process outlined in the Nonresident Student Enrollment section on page 3 of this policy.

Transfer students from other vocational technical schools are eligible to apply for fall admission or admission during the school year to grades 9-12 at Northeast provided they expect to be promoted to the grade they seek to enter by their local district and expect to pass courses in English language arts or the equivalent and mathematics for the school year preceding their enrollment at Northeast.  Transfer applications will be evaluated according to the provisions of this Admission Policy and may be denied admission if their discipline record contains infractions involving weapons, illegal drugs, assault on a staff member, or school threats.
 

Nonresident Student Enrollment
A nonresident student seeking admission to Northeast in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 under M.G.L. c.74, Sections 7 and 7C must follow the admission process outlined in this Admission policy.  All nonresidents will be evaluated and ranked using the criteria set forth in this Admissions Policy.

Students who begin their enrollment as District residents and move outside of the District during their enrollment, who request to remain at Northeast as nonresidents under M.G.L. c. 74, Section 7 and 7C will be allowed to do so providing that they obtain approval from the Superintendent of the student’s District of Residence in accordance with the MA Department of Education Guidelines for the Vocational Technical Education program Nonresident Student Tuition Process.

In all cases, nonresident applicants must file a Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Nonresident Student Tuition Application with the Superintendent of the student’s district of residence in accordance with the MA Department of Education Guidelines for the Vocational Technical Education Program Nonresident Student Tuition Process pursuant to M.G.L. c. 74.

If the student’s parent/guardian finds that the decision of the Superintendent of the District of Residence is contrary to law, regulations, Board of Education or Department of Education policy, the application may be forwarded to the Department of Education for review within 10 business days of its receipt from the District of Residence in accordance with the Guidelines for the Vocational Technical Education Program Nonresident Student tuition Process pursuant to M.G.L. c. 74.
 
M.G.L. c. 74 Section 8A requires that transportation be provided by the municipality of residence to students admitted to Northeast as nonresidents under M.G.L. c.74, Sections 7 and 7C.


IV. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School is a public regional vocational technical school located at 100 Hemlock Road in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Northeast is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and committed to providing quality vocational technical programs.

It is the responsibility of the Northeast Superintendent Director to supervise the administration of the policies and procedures required to admit and enroll applicants in conformity with this Admission Policy.
Northeast has an Admission Committee appointed by the Superintendent Director. The committee consists of:                          
                                Administrator of Student Services
                                Special Education Administrator
                                Dean of Students
                                School Adjustment Counselor


Responsibilities of the Admissions Committee include:
A.  determination of standards for admission
B.  development and implementation of admission procedures
C.  processing of applications
D.  ranking of students
E.  acceptance of students according to the procedure and criteria in the admission policy
F.  establishment and maintenance of a waiting list of acceptable candidates

The Administrator of Student Services is responsible for receiving all applications for admissions and communicating application status information to parents, students and referring school districts.
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District Agreement:

The Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District governs the admission of school district residents.  Each member town’s number of seats in the ninth grade class will be calculated annually according to the ratio of that town’s grade 9 – 12 enrollment (private and public) as compared to the total 9 – 12 grade enrollment in the District, according to October 1 data as reported by each community Superintendent of Schools.  The enrollment ratio will be applied to the total number of available seats to determine each member town’s quota.  (Example:  Community enrollment = a, total district enrollment = b.  Community quota is calculated as follows: a/b = c x total district seats available.  Then, c x 325 (district seats) = d (quota))

Applications for fall admission are due into the Admissions Office by the previous March 1st.  Based on the number of applications received by the March 1st deadline, the Admissions Committee will determine the number of vacancies unclaimed by member communities (surplus enrollment).  

Seventy-five percent (75%) of the surplus enrollment will be distributed in the first round of acceptances in April of each year.  The remaining twenty-five percent (25%) of the surplus enrollment will be distributed by May 15th of each year.  Distribution of additional surplus enrollment seats due to decline of acceptance will be done in accordance with the selection process outlined in Section VIII of this Admission Policy. 

 
V. RECRUITMENT PROCESS

1. The Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District disseminates information about the school through a variety of methods.  The Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all recruitment activities.
a. Visitations with an informational video presentation to 8th grade classes in local schools by Northeast staff from October to November are scheduled.
b. An Open House during the fall is scheduled. Prospective students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) have an opportunity to visit all vocational-technical programs and speak with teachers as well as view a presentation about all offerings.
c. Parent(s)/guardian(s) may schedule individual visits at a mutually convenient time.
d. Brochures, CD’s, and Programs of Study, which describe the vocational technical programs including academic courses, graduation requirements, sports, cooperative education, and special education resources, are distributed during the 8th grade visitations, the Open House, and through individual mailings when requested.
e. After school vocational exploratory days are offered to 8th grade students encouraging students to visit vocational areas and participate in hands-on activities.
f. A Counselor’s Breakfast is held each fall to give all sending school counselors and principals an opportunity to visit Northeast.  At that time, updated information is provided regarding the Admissions process, questions are addressed and an opportunity to tour the facility is offered.
g. In January, an evening Coffee Hour is offered to meet with parents who did not participate in the Open House or who have specific questions regarding admissions or enrollment.
h. Recruitment personnel will visit individual middle schools to address small groups of parents who have specific questions regarding admissions or enrollment. 
 
VI APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION PROCESS-FOR FALL ADMISSION   TO THE NINTH, TENTH, ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH GRADES
 
In the fall of each year, Northeast accepts the grade 9 class and a number of grade 10 students to replace students who have withdrawn or to fill openings in available career technical areas.  School counselors should contact the Admissions Office to identify the availability of eleventh and twelfth grade openings before initiating the application process with inquiring students. 

1.  Students interested in applying to Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School for fall admission to the ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grades must:
a.   obtain an application from their local school Guidance Counselor as early in the school year as possible.  If application is unavailable at local school, contact the Northeast Admission Office, 100 Hemlock Road, Wakefield, MA 01880 (781)-246-0810 to request to have one mailed.
b.     return the completed application form to their local school Guidance Counselor by the deadline set by the Guidance Counselor.
2.  It is the responsibility of the local school Guidance Counselor to:
a.     complete the school portion of the application form.
b.     forward the completed applications to the Admissions Office at Northeast by March 1st. Complete applications include:
(i) Completed application form (including required signatures) along with copies of grade reports, attendance/tardy records, and full discipline records for the previous full year and the current year through the midpoint of the year.
(ii) For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the final averages of grade 7 as well as grades to date from terms 1 & 2 of grade 8  in English language arts, social studies, math and science from the local school report card/transcript are required. For applications to grade 10, 11, and 12 (fall admission) the final grade averages of the previous school year and grades to date for terms 1 & 2 of the current school year in English language arts, social studies, math and science from the local school report card/transcript is required. 
(iii) For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the total number  of grade 7 and terms 1 & 2 grade 8 unexcused absences and tardies from the local school report card/transcript are required.
For applications to grades 10, 11,and 12 (fall admission) the sum of the previous school year and terms 1 & 2 current school year unexcused absences and tardies from the local school report card/transcript is required.
(iv) For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the discipline record of grade 7 and terms 1 & 2 grade 8 identifying behavioral infractions and discipline actions taken from the local school district. For applications to grades 10, 11 & 12 (fall admission) the discipline record of the previous school year and terms 1 & 2 of the current school year identifying behavioral infractions and discipline actions taken from the local school district.
(v) For applications to grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 (fall admission), the local school Guidance Counselor's or Principal’s recommendation is required.
3.   If incomplete applications are received, the following procedures will be followed:
a. The Admission Office at Northeast Metro Tech High School will notify the local school Guidance Counselor responsible for submitting the application that the application is incomplete and will request completion.
b. The applicant's parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified by the Northeast Admission Office in the event that the problem is not resolved by the local school Guidance Counselor.
c. If after notifying the local school Guidance Counselor and parent(s)/guardian(s), the application remains incomplete for ten school days, the application will be voided.

APPLICATION PROCESS - FOR ADMISSION TO THE NINTH, TENTH, ELEVENTH AND TWELTH GRADES FOR THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR*
 
Northeast accepts grade 9 applicants in January of each year to replace students who have withdrawn.  School counselors should contact the Admissions Office to identify the availability of current school year openings for grades 10, 11, and 12 before initiating the application process with inquiring students.
 
1.     Students interested in applying to Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School for admission for the current school year must:
a. obtain an application from their local school Guidance Counselor.
b.  return the completed application form to their local school Guidance Counselor by the deadline set by the Guidance Counselor.
2.     It is the responsibility of the local school Guidance Counselor to:
a.  complete their portion of the application form.
b.  forward the completed applications to the Admissions Office at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School. Complete applications include:
(i)  completed application form (including required signatures)
(ii)  For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 (admission during the school year) the current school year to the date of the application marks in English language arts, social studies, math and science from the local school report card/ transcript are required.
For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 (admission during the school year) the current school year to the date of the application total unexcused absences and tardies from the local school report card/transcript are required.
For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 & 12 (admission during the school year) the discipline record identifying behavioral infractions and discipline actions taken from the local school district for the prior school year and current school year to the date of the application are required.
For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (admission during the school year) the local school Guidance Counselor or Principal’s recommendation is required.
3.     If incomplete applications are received, the following procedures will be followed:
a.  The Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Admission Office will notify the local school Guidance Counselor responsible for submitting the application, that the application is incomplete and will request completion.
b.  The applicant's parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified by the Northeast Admission Office in the event the problem is not resolved by the local school Guidance Counselor.
c.  If after notifying the local school Guidance Counselor and parent(s)/guardian(s), the application remains incomplete for ten school days, the application will be voided.

LATE APPLICATIONS
Applications received for fall admissions after March 1st and before August 1st will be evaluated using the same criteria as other applications.  The composite scores of late applicants will then be integrated in rank order on the established waiting list.  For grade 9, review of applications for April acceptances will include all applications received by March 1st.  Review for May 15th acceptances will include applications received by May 1st.  Final acceptances to fill declined seats will be completed by August 15th and will include review of applications received by August 1st.  When a waiting list of at least 50 students has been established, no additional names will be added to the waiting list after August 1st.  An applicant who applies after August 1st, when the waiting list is 50 or more names, will receive a letter indicating that there is no space available. If upon school opening, accepted students decline, those seats will be refilled from the waiting list by September 15th.

Upper class applications received by March 1st will be reviewed by May 1st after vocational openings for the next school year have been identified.

WITHDRAWN STUDENTS

Students who withdraw from Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School and who are attending another high school may reapply to Northeast for fall or current year admission following the procedures contained in this admission policy and will be evaluated using the criteria contained in this Admission Policy.  Withdrawn students who are not attending another high school may reapply to Northeast for fall admission only.  Space availability in the vocational area will be a factor of readmission.  Applications submitted by students who have withdrawn from Northeast will be evaluated according to the provisions of this Admission Policy and may be denied admission if their discipline record contains infractions involving weapons, illegal drugs, assault on a staff members, or school threats.

VII. SELECTION CRITERIA

Completed applications are processed by the Admission Committee using weighted admissions criteria. Each applicant will be assigned a score derived by obtaining the sum of the subscores of the following criteria (scholastic achievement, attendance, school discipline/conduct, counselor recommendation):

A.    Scholastic Achievement: Maximum 30 points
Grade Averages 
Points
A      (90 – 100) 30
B        (80 – 89)  20
C/C+   (75 – 79) 15
C-       (70 – 74) 10
D        (65 – 69) 05
F        (00 – 64)  00
 
For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the final average of grade 7 and grades from terms 1 & 2 of grade 8 in English, social studies, mathematics and science from the local school report cards are used. For applications to grades 10, 11 and 12 (fall admission) the final average of the previous school year and grades from terms 1 & 2 of the current school year  in English, social studies, mathematics and science from the local school report cards are used. For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (admission during the school year) grades from the current school year to the date of the application in English, social studies, mathematics and science from the local school report cards are used.  Points are assigned to each subject area identified above for each school year and then averaged to obtain a scholastic achievement grade not to exceed 30 points.
B.  Attendance: Maximum 30 points
Number of  Unexcused Absences and Tardies 
Points
0 – 10 30
11 – 20 20
21 – 30 10
31 – 40 5
41 plus 0
For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the sum of grade 7 and terms 1 & 2 grade 8 total unexcused absences and tardies from the local school report card/transcript are used. For applications to grades 10, 11 and 12 (fall admission) the sum of the previous school year and terms 1 & 2 current school year total unexcused absences and tardies from the local school report card/transcript are used. For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (admission during the school year) the current school year to the date of the application, total unexcused absences and tardies from the local school report card/transcript are used.
C.  School Discipline/Conduct: Maximum 30 points
Discipline/Conduct Rating 
Points
No Discipline Incidents 30
1 -3 Minor Incidents 20
4 – 6 Minor Incidents / 1 Suspension 10 /2 Suspensions 5
More than 2 Suspensions  0
For applications to grade 9 (fall admission), the full discipline records of grade 7 and terms 1 & 2 of grade 8 from the local school administrative office are used.  For applications to grades 10, 11 and 12 (fall admission) the discipline records of the previous school year and terms 1 & 2 of the current school year from the local school administrative office are used. For applications to grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (admission during the school year) the previous school year and current school year discipline record to the date of the application from the local school administrative office are used.
D. Local Guidance Counselor's Recommendation: Maximum 10 points
Rating Points
Excellent 10
Above Average 8
Average 6
Below Average 4
Poor 2

After each subscore (for scholastic achievement, attendance, school discipline/conduct, counselor recommendation) is calculated, the points are totaled for each applicant. A maximum total of one hundred (100) points can be earned.
 
VIII.  SELECTION PROCESS

The Admission Committee at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School will examine, discuss and make recommendations for action on the applicants.

The Admission Committee considers scholastic achievement, attendance, school behavior, local Guidance Counselor's recommendations. Applications are reviewed, processed and assigned points by grade level.  Acceptable candidates shall be those who achieve at least a minimum “Total Rating Score” of 50 points, as determined by the Admissions Committee.

After a point total for each applicant has been determined, all applicants are placed in order of their "point total" and town of residence. School Choice applicants are placed in rank order.  Applicants are then accepted in order of the point total they have achieved until  quota is met. The applicant with the highest point total is accepted first, the applicant with the second highest point total is accepted second, and so on until all seats are filled. All applicants are accepted, declined, or placed on a waiting list. If openings occur to place a town below their quota, the seats are filled by accepting applicants from the waiting list from that town.

The distribution of surplus enrollment seats will be determined by utilizing the same enrollment ratios that determine the initial quotas.  Applicants, like those accepted earlier, are accepted in order of their place on the waiting list determined by the total points given according to the selection criteria.  Late applicant scores will be integrated in rank order and accepted in order of their place on the waiting list. 

All applicants for Grade 9 whose applications are received by Northeast Metropolitan Regional School District by March 1 are notified of their status by a letter to their parents/guardians and their local school Guidance Counselor by mid-April. Applicants whose applications are not received by Northeast by March 1st will receive a letter informing them of their status within one month of receipt of their application.

Upper class applications received by March 1st will be reviewed by May 1st after vocational openings for the next school year have been identified.  Students will be considered for their first three vocational choices as indicated on their applications.  Space availability in vocational areas will be a determining factor in selection.  Letters regarding admission status will be sent to students and parents by June 1st of each year.  In the event that there are more acceptable students than spaces available, a waiting list will be maintained.  The waiting list will be listed by career technical area and students will be listed according to point totals.

All letters of acceptance will be conditional pending submission of final grades and promotion status.  
 
IX. ENROLLMENT

In order to enroll at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School for the fall, applicants must have been promoted to the grade they wish to enter by their local school district. In addition, they must have passed courses in English language arts or the equivalent and mathematics for the school year immediately preceding their enrollment at Northeast. The Northeast Admissions Department will request final report cards/transcripts of all accepted students to verify promotion and passing final grades.

If accepted students fail English or math as a final grade, they must attend summer school and present a certificate that indicates they have successfully passed the failed course(s) to retain their seat.
Prior to the first day of school, in accordance with Massachusetts State Law, updated Immunization Records must be received in the Northeast Nurse’s Office for students to begin their enrollment.
 
All accepted students will be scheduled to take the Stanford 9 Achievement test for academic class placement purposes.  Testing will be offered in April/May, June, and August.  Late accepts or students who missed testing dates will be tested during school in September.  Once enrolled, all new students to Northeast will participate in the Kuder Vocational Assessment system.

X. VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM PLACEMENT

All ninth graders who enroll in Northeast Metro Tech High School participate in a vocational technical exploratory program designed to help them learn about their talents and interests relative to a variety of different vocational-technical programs. On their applications, students list their top 8 exploratory choices.  They are scheduled to explore each of those eight choices and seven additional vocational areas for one week through the first three terms of the school year, a total of 15 weeks of an Exploratory Program.

An evaluative rubric is used by each exploratory teacher to fairly assess all students as they rotate through the exploratory program.  Students are evaluated and scored on a 100 point scale by vocational teachers during each week in each shop placement. The scoring scale used assigns points as follows: 10-12 Poor, 13-15 Fair, 16-18 Good, 19-20 Excellent.  The students are evaluated for performance in the Related Theory and Shop areas in the following categories: Related Theory – (1) completion and performance on class assignments, tests, and/or homework; and (2) class behavior; Shop – (3) performance on shop assignments; (4) shop behavior; and (5) shop safety (demonstration of proper use of tools, instruments, materials or supplies).  Five points are deducted from the total score for each day absent.  A make-up process for the exploratory program will be available to students. 

The maximum point total for each exploratory week is 100 points.  The maximum possible point total for the exploratory program is (15 x 100) = 1500 points.  The passing grade for each exploratory week is a 65.
At the end of the fifteen-week exploratory period, each student selects his/her program of choice by rank ordering (from high interest to low interest) all of the shops they have explored where passing grades (65 or above) have been received.

The computer then sorts all student choices attempting to give each student their first choice.  The rank order of students entering each shop is based on the numerical grade earned from the exploratory week.  If a shop enrollment reaches capacity and is closed to a student, the computer attempts to assign the student to his/her second choice, third choice, etc. until placed.  If students are tied in points to enter a shop, the tie is broken by the total number of exploratory points earned throughout their entire exploratory program.  If a tie remains, the academic grade point average will be used to break the tie.
Students who wish to transfer from one shop to another during the school year may apply for transfer. Transfer requests will be considered subject to the availability of openings in the requested shops. Each transfer applicant will be interviewed and counseled individually to determine the appropriateness of the transfer for the particular student.
 
XI. REVIEW and APPEALS

Student Not Accepted into School/Placed on Waiting List
The applicant's parent(s)/guardian(s), upon receipt of a letter from Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School indicating that the applicant was not accepted or placed on a waiting list, may request a review of the decision by sending a letter requesting a review to the Administrator of Student Services within thirty days of the receipt of the letter. The Administrator of Student Services will respond in writing to the letter with the findings of the review within thirty days.

If after the review, the parent/guardian wishes to appeal the findings of the review they may do so by sending a letter requesting that they be scheduled to appear before the Superintendent-Director to appeal the Administrator of Student Services’ findings. The Superintendent-Director will respond in writing to the parent/guardian with a scheduled date for the appeal within thirty days of the receipt of the letter. After hearing the appeal, the Superintendent-Director will respond in writing with a decision on the appeal within thirty days of the meeting when the appeal was presented.

Student Not Accepted into Selected Vocational Shop Area/Placed on Shop Waiting List
The applicant's parent/guardian, upon receipt of written notification from Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School indicating that the applicant was not accepted or placed on a waiting list for a particular program (shop)(major), may request a review of the decision by sending a letter requesting a review to the Principal within thirty days of the receipt of the letter. The Principal will respond in writing to the letter with the findings of the review within thirty days.
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* applying for admissions during the school year to begin classes during the same school year, as opposed to applying for admissions one school year to begin classes the next school year in the fall
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Monday, 14 June 2010 15:10

Transportation - Bus Schedule

transportationPlease click on the link " School Year 2017-2018 Bus Schedule" and familiarize yourself with the Northeast Bus number and location. Note: Please arrive at. Note: Please arrive at the bus stop 15 minutes prior to scheduled time.

 

 

If you have any additional questions, please call the Eastern Bus Company @ 617-628-6868

Northeast views transportation as an extension of the school. The student handbook is written to provide guidelines of behavioral and safety expectations. It is to be carefully reviewed so that students and parents/ guardians are aware of rules and consequences for infractions.

Please report or direct questions or concerns to the Dean's Office @ 781-246-0810 x1644.

School Year 2017-2018 Bus Schedule

Monday, 14 June 2010 15:04

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(128) Northbound on Route 128 (I-95) take Exit 39 to North Avenue. Turn right onto North Avenue toward Wakefield. Follow North Avenue to Main Street, cross Main Street to Nahant Street. Follow Nahant Street to Farm Road. Cross Farm Road to Hemlock Road. Wakefield High School will be to your left. Drive up over the hill and enter Northeast's parking area. With The Northeast Baseball Diamond to your left, continue straight through the parking area. At the end of this parking area turn left and then make an immediate left turn and park in the Visitors parking area on your left. Please enter the building through the front main entrance.

(128) Southbound on Route 128 (I-95) take Exit 42, Cross under 128 (I-95) to Salem Street where you will turn right onto Salem Street for a short distance to Montrose Avenue where you will turn left onto Montrose. Follow Montrose Avenue to Water Street (Route 129). At this point you will turn right onto Water Street for a short distance, to Farm Road on your left. Follow Farm Road to Hemlock Road. Drive up over the hill and enter Northeast's front parking area. With the Northeast Baseball Diamond to your left, continue straight through the parking area. At the end of this parking area, turn left and then make an immediate left turn and park in the Visitors parking area on your left. Please enter the building through the front main entrance.

(Rt. 1) Northbound or Southbound on Route 1, take Main Street, Saugus exit off Route 1. Northbound.. at top of exit turn right onto Main Street, Saugus and cross over Route 1. Southbound.. continue to turn right at exit onto Main Street, Saugus. Follow Main Street. Cross Lynnfells Parkway and continue on Main Street. Stay to your right onto Farm Street. Follow Farm Street to Hemlock Road on your right. You will see a sign directing you on your right. Turn right onto Hemlock Road, drive over the hill and enter Northeast's parking area, with The Northeast's Baseball Diamond to your left, continue straight through the parking area. At the end of this parking area turn left and then make an immediate left turn and park in the Visitors parking area on your left. Please enter the building through the front main entrance.

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School Lunch

The school lunch menu varies week to week. Menus are handed out weekly.

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Library

libraryThe George E. Lodgen Library is a learning resource center for all programs, both academic and vocational, and provides printed and non-printed materials for use by the students and staff.

For more information, you may contact Linda Shea at 781-246-0810 extension 1631.

 

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Scholarships

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At Northeast, we don't believe our obligation to our students' education ends when they graduate. To that end, each year Northeast's Scholarship Committee provides graduating seniors with approximately $25,000.00 of awards. These awards go to individuals going on to further education, into the work force, or into the military. These funds come from alumni, friends, and family of Northeast (there are many memorial scholarships - a wonderful, lasting tribute to someone who has passed away) and from area businesses. We have our own school-based application and awards criteria. In addition to our Northeast funds, we endeavor to help our students apply for outside scholarship and award monies, and in recent history, those amounts awarded have averaged well over $150,000.00 a year.

Please visit the Senior Scholarship Application link below for your opportunity to earn scholarship money. Applications must be completed and submitted by March 30, 2018.

Senior Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Deadline March 30, 2018

For more information regarding Northeast's Scholarship Committee, please feel free to contact

Advisor: Ms.Baratta, Chairperson
781-246-0810 x1615
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Complete the application, save the file and attach it to an email and submit to Ms. Baratta, Chairperson, at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or download and print the form, complete the application and bring it in to Ms. Baratta at school.

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Calendar

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational Technical School

Sports Calendar: click here

NE School Year Calendar: click here

 
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History

classroomThe Northeast Metro Tech School District was formed in an agreement adopted by an overwhelming mandate of the voting populace of 12 Massachusetts communities in 1964. It was originally formed by an informal agreement to work toward a common goal – a regional vocational school offering a variety of vocational and technical courses which no one of the 12 communities could have afforded on its own.

The District stretches from the coast inland to the picturesque Mystic Valley and encompasses about 70 miles of the Commonwealth’s North Shore, stretching into Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex Counties.

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About Us

teacher-student-workingNortheast Metro Tech High School is a four year public regional vocational high school. The Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School District is comprised of 12 communities North of Boston which send us students of diverse social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Understanding diversity we strive to provide services and programs to meet students needs in the areas of vocational, academic, physical, social, ethical, moral, and emotional development.

Northeast operates on a rotating block schedule that alternates between academic and vocational studies weekly. Total enrollment is approximately 1250 students. After a Vocational Exploratory Program in grade 9, students select from seventeen different vocational areas. Beginning in the last quarter of the 9th grade, student will select a career path that results in the attainment of a Certificate of Vocational Proficiency and a High School Diploma. All students must meet the State requirement of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System testing to earn a High School Diploma. Honors classes are offered in all major academic areas. Rank in class is computed for all students at the end of the junior year using weighted grades. All subjects are included in the computation except Physical Education and Resource Center (Pass/Fail). Final rank is determined at the end of the senior year on the same basis.

Northeast Metro Tech serves the communities of:
Chelsea, Malden, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn.

Statement of Purpose

Believing that all students are capable of learning, Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School through the integration of the efforts of its communities, parents, administration, faculty, students and staff, is committed to supplying to its students a rigorous academic and career/technical education in an open, diverse an supportive environment.

Equal Opportunity in Both Education and Employment

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School admits students and makes available to them its advantages, privileges and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities in all areas, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.

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