NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

November 5, 2012

Whittier Vo-Tech offers unique opportunities

To the editor:

I recently attended the superintendent’s Advisory Board meeting at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill and I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate the unique opportunities that are available to students from Newburyport and surrounding communities as they pursue their future goals and careers.

Students choose their major course of study from one of 20 vocational-technical fields and upon graduation, they receive their high school diploma as well as industry certifications. The diverse available fields of study encompass the specific needs of the current job market. Whittier’s comprehensive academic program includes college preparatory and honors courses. Many students choose to continue their education at leading colleges and they are given the opportunity to earn college credits in advance. During their junior and senior years, co-op jobs are available, which provide on-the-job experience, often resulting in permanent job placement.

It should be noted that Whittier students have excelled in state-mandated MCAS testing with 100 percent passing for the past seven years and earning scores comparable to students enrolled in comprehensive high schools. Quite an achievement.

I encourage parents and students to see for themselves the unlimited prospects available to them. Whittier truly is a hidden jewel.

Carol-Ann Doyle

Newburyport

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans