Statewide interest in a high school vocational-technical education is on the rise. Old Colony is a selective high school with eighth-graders required to apply for admission. Each applicant is evaluated on grades, attendance, conduct, and sending school recommendations. In addition, all applicants receive a personal interview.
How to apply to Old Colony
- Register online here. Once you are registered, we can keep you informed as to where you are in the application process.
- When your registration is complete, download the admissions application here.
- Fill out the application form completely.
- Submit your application, signed by your parent/guardian, to your guidance counselor.
- Your school will provide grades, attendance records, recommendations, and other relevant information.
- An interview will be scheduled for you with a member of the admissions team.
- Students who are accepted will be notified by mail.
- Some students will be placed on a waiting list, and will be notified if openings occur.
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School admits students, and offers them its advantages, privileges, and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or homelessness.
Students who are accepted will go through an exploratory program during the four technical cycles of grade 9. Each student selects five vocational programs to explore, and the school assigns three more, ensuring exploration of at least one non-traditional program, and based on the availability of space. At the end of the process, the student will have explored eight programs and then is asked to complete a shop selection sheet. On this sheet, which is co-signed by a parent or guardian, the student selects the desired placements in descending order from most to least. Students are placed on the results of daily evaluations. On these evaluations they are assigned points for their interest, cooperation, participation, observation of safety and quality and completeness of tasks. Programs are competitive, and those who do not get their first choice can go on a waiting list for future openings. They must complete waiting list forms which must also be signed by a parent or legal guardian.