Nashoba Valley Technical High School operates on an alternate week schedule. One week is spent in academic classes followed by a week of training in technical programs. This rotation continues throughout the school year. It is the school’s philosophy that well-rounded individuals who are ready to become responsible and contributing members of society must be prepared in academic, as well as technical areas. To this end, the courses offered at Nashoba Valley Technical High School have been designed to assist every student to meet this goal.
Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s academic program consists of a core curriculum for all grades in all subjects. The level or degree of difficulty of the assigned course will be determined by the student’s aptitude, standardized test scores and past academic performance and recommendations. All academic courses are aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and are designed for utmost success on standardized exams including the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), Advanced Placement, SAT and the Stanford exams. Nashoba Valley Technical High School offers a college preparatory and honors program in all grade levels. Advanced placement courses are available during the junior and senior year.
Career and Technical Programs
Nashoba Valley Technical High School provides technical training for young men and women who desire skills required for successful employment with a curriculum that combines safety, theory and practical application in a state of the art facility. All technical programs align with the Career and Technical Education Frameworks and are structured so that students acquire knowledge and skills in occupational safety and health, program specific technical standards, embedded academics, employability, management and entrepreneurship, and technology.
Annual Curriculum Review Procedures
Nashoba Valley Technical School conducts an Annual Curriculum Review based on a four-year timeline. The intent of the Curriculum Review Procedure is to provide step-by-step instructions for ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as, district policy regarding the selection and review of textbooks, instructional materials and counseling materials. Teachers review curriculum materials for bias, intellectual merit, simplistic and demeaning generalizations based on race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin and sexual orientation. The results of their review are brought to the Curriculum Sub-Committee of the School Committee and the full School Committee body for review.