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Vocational Exploration Days

Old Colony is pleased to host our annual Vocational Exploration Days (formerly known as Career Awareness Days).

On October 31, November 1 & 2, we will be hosting the 8th grade students from our sending communities for a morning of  Vocational Exploration and a chance to experience Old Colony through activities in each of our 13 technical program areas.

On Sunday, November 4, from 10 am – noon, we will have our  Vocational Exploration Family Open House.  The technical program areas will be open for tours and Q&A.  Additionally, representatives from the academic programs, Guidance, student activities, and athletics will all be on hand to share information and answer questions.

Join us!  No pre-registration required.

School Policy Voted and Approved

On July 19, 2018 Old Colony School Committee approved revised policies including Physical Restraint of Students (JKAA) and Student Absences and Excuses (JH).

Link  to Student Absences and Excuses Policy (JH) –  pg. 24 of J Section JA-JII.pdf

Link to Physical Restraint of Students Policy (JKAA) – pg. 22 of J Section JJ-JRD.pdf

Link to Student Discipline Policy (JIC) – pg. 30 of J Section JA-JII.pdf)

Next Early Release Oct. 25, 2018

This is a reminder that there is an early release for students on Oct. 25, 2018.  The time of dismissal is 12:23 pm.  Please be aware of the change in dismissal time.  To see a complete list of early release days and dismissal times please click here.

2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School has been nominated for the 2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year. Please click on the link here to vote for Old Colony. Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this effort. #WeAreOC

Updated Bus Routes

All bus routes are now updated and can be found here.  Please be reminded that these routes are tentative and subject to change.  Should and when changes occur, notifications will be sent out.  Thank you.

Old Colony Tour Dates

Register by clicking ‘Apply Now’ at the top of the page.  Scroll and click ‘OC Tour Registration’


Tour Dates:


October 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am (Career Awareness Day)

November 13, 2018 @ 8:15 am

November 20, 2018 @ 8:15 am

December 4, 2018 @ 8:15 am

December 11, 2018 @ 8:15 am

December 18, 2018 @ 8:15 am

January 8, 2019 @ 8:15 am

January 15, 2019 @ 8:15 am

January 22, 2019 @ 8:15 am

February 5, 2019 @ 8:15 am

February 12, 2019 @ 8:15 am

February 26, 2019 @ 8:15 am

March 5, 2019 @ 8:15 am

March 12, 2019 @ 8:15 am

March 19, 2019 @ 8:15 am

April 2, 2019 @ 8:15 am

April 9, 2019 @ 8:15 am

April 23, 2019 @ 8:15 am


We look forward to seeing you!


Students with Perfect Attendance for 2017-2018 School Year

The following 17 students have perfect attendance for the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Jake Amadea (Carver)
  • Devon Amaro (Acushnet)
  • Tyler Blanchette (Carver)
  • Mattelyn Cotti (Carver)
  • Austin DeSousa (Rochester)
  • Jacob Gauthier (Freetown)
  • Amanda Hannon (Carver)
  • Cooper Howell (Acushnet)
  • Nicholas Iamele (Acushnet)
  • Christopher Lambert (Freetown)
  • Justin Melo (Rochester)
  • Allyson Pompeo (Carver)
  • Zachary Soucy (Acushnet)
  • Thomas Stellato (Mattapoisett)
  • Malcolm Sturgis (Acushnet)
  • Ian Vezina (Lakeville)
  • Mitchell Welte (Lakeville)

Congratulations to all our outstanding students!

Perfect/Excellent Attendance by town:

PERFECT 8 10 11 9 3 10
EXCELLENT 2 2 9 5 3 5


PERFECT 15 16 18 11 4 15
EXCELLENT 5 8 8 4 2 5

Student of the Trimester – June 2018

The Student of the Trimester is selected by the shop instructors in each technical program area. The criteria for the Student of the Trimester program is based on a student’s improvement, service, attitude, and shop projects. The program is intended to raise self-esteem in the student body.




Trimester 3 – June 2018

Shop Student Grade Town
Automotive Abigail Galas 11 Acushnet
Business Technology Jared Plante 10 Acushnet
CAD Drafting Lauren Patenaude 11 Lakeville
Computer Science Lucas Dirado 10 Carver
Cosmetology Sarah Dawicki 10 Lakeville
Culinary Arts Meghan Spangler 09 Mattapoisett
Electrical Connor Halle 11 Acushnet
Electronics Ryan Farias 11 Rochester
Graphic Communication and Design Doug Johnston 11 Lakeville
Health Careers Anthony Ferreira 10 Freetown
House & Mill Carpentry Douglas Smith 11 Carver
Machine & Tool John Boyko 10 Lakeville
Metal Fabrication Benjamin McCarey 9 Lakeville


Grads leave with diplomas and special skills

The message on Erin Taylor’s graduation cap spoke to her feelings: “I want to sing with all my heart a lifelong song.”

The class salutatorian and treasurer for the Old Colony Class of 2018 said her goodbyes to classmates and the school she’s been a part of for the past four years, but she said she doesn’t leave empty handed.

“I’m so glad I went to a vocational school,” the Rochester resident said. “We did a project my junior year in my graphic communications and design class, where we started a T-shirt company and we had to do the design from scratch. I based my design on Tenth Avenue North, a Christian music group from Nashville.

To read the whole article by Bill Abramson, check it out here on SouthCoast Today.