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Welcome to Old Colony! Set on a rural 80-acre campus, Old Colony provides state-of-the-art technical training with a rigorous academic curriculum. A small, safe, immaculate school and meticulously maintained grounds provide the ideal environment for the development of the region’s future technicians, scholars and skilled labor force.


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Dr. Temple Grandin Coming to Old Colony RVTHS

Jan 20, 2017 // Categories: News,

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School and the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board partner to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin to the Old Colony campus on Saturday, March 11th at 9 a.m. For more information please visit . Dr. Temple Grandin, named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people, is the most accomplished… Continue Reading »

Star Wars: Rogue One Private Screening

Jan 20, 2017 // Categories: News,

Faculty, students, families, and prospective students and their families are invited to join us for a private screening of “Star Wars: Rogue One” on Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Flagship Cinemas in Wareham, MA. Tickets can be purchased at . Please note that tickets will not be available at the door. Proceeds… Continue Reading »

Carver Fire Department Table

Jan 18, 2017 // Categories: News,

On Friday January 6th, the Old Colony carpentry department delivered a three foot by nine foot oak table to the new Fire Department Headquarters in Carver. Old Colony Carpentry first became involved in this project when Chief Weston reached out to Mrs. Machamer (Vocational/Assistant Principal) about the project in June of 2016. OC Carpentry started… Continue Reading »

Old Colony Quarterly Newsletter

Jan 18, 2017 // Categories: News,

Please checkout Old Colony’s brand new Quarterly Newsletter. The purpose of the Newsletter is to keep you informed of everything happening at Old Colony! To read the newsletter click here .

OC Music Club Rocks

Jan 15, 2017 // Categories: News,

Thursday January 12th marked the first meeting of the new Old Colony Music Club. The club meets weekly as a space for students to collaborate in creating music. The first meeting was attended by students of all grades…12 in all! The students, along with their advisor Mr. Robidoux, are excited to see what happens in… Continue Reading »

Carpentry Project – Apponequet Trophy Case

Jan 11, 2017 // Categories: News,

Today 1/10/17, Seniors in the Carpentry program traveled to Apponequet in Lakeville to give a trophy display case a “face lift”. Mr. Gadbois was contacted earlier in the year about this revamp and came up with a design and the measurements.The students from the Class of 2017 and 2018 both worked on the 1st phase… Continue Reading »

Records Access Officer

Jan 6, 2017 // Categories: News,

On June 3, 2016, Governor Baker signed An Act to Improve Public Records into law. Many of the provisions in the new law will take effect on January 1, 2017. Please be aware, the current law will remain effective until that time. To read more on the subject and to see Old Colony’s Records Access… Continue Reading »

Old Colony Music Club

Jan 4, 2017 // Categories: 2017, National Honor Society, News,

Starting January 12, Old Colony will begin hosting a weekly music club on Thursday afternoons (2:20pm – 3:15pm). The club is for anyone interested in playing, writing, recording, or learning about music…from beginner to expert, all are welcome! If you have any questions or want to help out, contact Mr. Robidoux in CIS (  See you on the… Continue Reading »

Your Opinion Matters!

Dec 22, 2016 // Categories: News,

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) surveys families of students with an IEP in selected school districts to determine how well your child’s school is communicating with you and promoting your engagement in your child’s education. It’s your district’s turn this year. The web-based survey will be… Continue Reading »

National Honor Society – Kits We Care Project

Dec 19, 2016 // Categories: News,

  Over 300 bags were distributed to preschoolers by the National Honor Society as part of our “Kits We Care Project”. The entire Old Colony community came together to support the effort and were represented by Mrs. Gifford, Ms. Gamelin, and 24 students who had the opportunity to deliver the gifts in person. Thank you… Continue Reading »

Students give Rochester PD close cut after No Shave November

Dec 1, 2016 // Categories: News,

Our Cosmetology students recently helped the Rochester Police Department clean up after No Shave November.  The police officers participated in No Shave November for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program that helps the military and their families with combat-related issues.  The Cosmetology students helped out by shaving the police officer’s beards… Continue Reading »

ALICE Practice Drill

Nov 8, 2016 // Categories: News,

All Old Colony staff and students participated in a full ALICE practice drill today (either lock-down/shelter-in-place/barricade or evacuated and reunified outside the building). This drill was led in partnership with the Rochester Police Dept. and two certified trainers employed at Old Colony RVTHS. The ALICE training offers school districts options that mitigate liability, assume less… Continue Reading »

Senior Application Day

Nov 7, 2016 // Categories: News,

Senior Application Day will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 1:30 in the cafe.  Students must sign-up in the Guidance Office.  See the flyer belwo for more information. application-days-flyer

2017-2018 Old Colony Application

Nov 3, 2016 // Categories: News,

Begin your application for admission to Old Colony for the 2017-18 school year online now! Visit Click on “Online Application” Complete the online registration with your parent/guardian. When the registration is complete, you will be contacted by email for the next steps. We will keep you updated on your application status!

Bernard’s Driving School

Nov 3, 2016 // Categories: News,

Drivers Education Classes will be Nov. 7-18 from 5-8pm at the N.B. Main office located at 345 Union St. New Bedford. Parent Class is on Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 6-8pm. Call 508-994-4375 for more info.

Fall Sports Teams Make Playoffs!

Nov 3, 2016 // Categories: News,

Come out and support our Cougars! MIAA Playoff Schedule:   Volleyball travel to Fairhaven H.S. Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 5pm Football host St. John Paul II Saturday, November 5, 2016 @ 1pm Boys Soccer host South Shore Christian Sunday, November 6, 2016 @ 2pm

Opiate Crisis Presentation

Nov 2, 2016 // Categories: News,

“How To Protect Our Families & Community From The Opiate Crisis” Please join us for a presentation by Tom Bozzo, M.D. Dr. Bozzo is an addiction treatment physician, a leading member of Physicians to Prevent Opioid  Abuse (PPOA), and a concerned parent. Tri-Town residents, parents and young adults are all encouraged to attend. Wednesday, November… Continue Reading »

Career Awareness Open House on November 6th.

Oct 27, 2016 // Categories: News,

Sunday morning  parents and families of eighth grade students from Rochester, Mattapoisett, Carver, Acushnet, Lakeville and Freetown are invited to tour Old Colony from 10 a.m. until noon.  Vocational, academic and extra-curricular activities will be represented with displays and presentations throughout the building. Please come in and see for yourself the many opportunities Old Colony… Continue Reading »

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