Who can apply for admission?
Eighth- and ninth-grade students are invited to apply for admission into the 9th or 10th grade at Blue Hills Regional Technical School. Students who attend a state-approved (Chapter 74) vocational technical school program in another school may apply as transfer students.
Priority for admission is given to a student who is a resident of the Blue Hills Regional Technical School District. The Blue Hills Regional School District includes the following towns: Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph and Westwood. Non-residents of the Blue Hills Regional School District will be considered for admission after all qualified resident students.
Complete an Application
Applications may be obtained by calling the Admissions Office or simply by downloading an application here: HS Application for Admission. Applications are also available at the local district public middle/junior high schools. All components of the application must be completed before it will be reviewed. Please be sure that you fill out the application completely and return it to either your guidance counselor or the Admissions Office.
Most students apply for fall admission to enroll by the first opening school day of September, while some students may apply for admission during the school year. Admission is subject to the availability of openings and the ability to benefit therefrom.
The best time to apply is early fall. Interested students should obtain an Application for Admission, complete the form with their parent(s)/guardian(s) and return it to their guidance counselor or the Admissions Office at Blue Hills Regional Technical School by early December to start school on opening day in September. This will allow a guidance counselor the time needed to complete your application packet by our December 18th submission deadline. Upon receipt of the completed application packet, each applicant will have an interview at either their sending school or Blue Hills Regional Technical School. Our goal is to have all interviews completed by the last day in January.
Late applications are considered for admission. However, it may limit your opportunity for admission. Non-resident applicants are considered for admission only after all qualified in-district students have been enrolled.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School has a published admissions policy that is made available to all applicants and parent(s)/guardian(s) as part of the admission process. This policy gives the admission criteria, as well as a description of the entire admission process. The admission policy is available at the Admissions Office or on our website.
A completed application consists of:
- A completed Application for Admission Form by the Applicant and Parent/Guardian
- A complete submission of official grades from the school
- 9th grade applicants: 7th grade and term 1 grade 8
- 10th grade applicants: previous school year grades and current term 1 grades
- Transfer students: previous school year grades and current term 1 grades
- If applying during the school year, the previous school year and the current school year to the date of application grades will be considered.
- A completed Recommendation Form by teacher, guidance counselor or school designee. This form will be provided to the school.
- Section A: Recommendation on potential for success
- Section B: School Discipline/Conduct Activity
- A completed Attendance Evaluation Form by guidance counselor or school designee. This form will be provided to the school.
- A complete interview
Application Process for Transfer Applicants
Applications from students who are enrolled in a state-approved (Chapter 74) vocational technical school program in another school (transfer students) will be considered for admission if they relocate from their current school. For Fall Admission to the 9th and 10th grade, applicants may pursue a different program of study and 11th and 12th grade applicants must pursue the same program of study at Blue Hills Regional Technical School. For admission during the school year, 9th grade applicants and 10th grade applicants during their first term may pursue a different program of study. 10th grade applicants during their second term, and 11th and 12th grade applicants must pursue the same program of study at Blue Hills Regional Technical School. All transfer applicants must complete the application process described above. Annually, there are limited seats available.
Application Process for Non-Resident Applicants of the Blue Hills Regional School District
Students who are not residents of the Blue Hills Regional School District are eligible to apply for admission subject to the availability of openings. Non-resident applicants are evaluated using the same criteria as resident applicants and will be placed on the waiting list after resident applicants. Non-resident applicants for fall admission will be considered after May 7th. Additionally, a Chapter 74 Non-Resident Tuition Application must be approved by the sending town’s Superintendent of Schools in order to qualify for admission. The deadline to file Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Nonresident Student Tuition Application with the Superintendent of the student's district-of-residence is April 1st.
Application Process for Withdrawn Students
Students who withdraw from Blue Hills Regional Technical School and wish to reapply for admission to Blue Hills Regional may do so. Students must complete the application process described above and will be evaluated using the same criteria contained in the admissions policy.
All applicants must be interviewed following receipt of the completed application packet from the local school. Interviews take place at either the district public schools and on campus at Blue Hills Regional. Interviews will be arranged with the district public schools and/or directly with parents. Interviews may take place following the tour program at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, at local district public school or on campus. All interviews are targeted to be completed by January 29th.
A notification letter will be sent to applicants on or after February 19th. A second round of notification letters will be sent to notify late applicants and/or students on the waiting list of their status on or after March 19th. Later notification letters will be sent until the number of openings are completely filled.
Final admission notification letters are sent in August. In order to enroll at Blue Hills Regional Technical School, applicants must have been promoted to the grade they wish to enter by their sending school district. In addition, they must have passed courses in English Language Arts or the equivalent and mathematics for the school year immediately preceding their enrollment. An official final transcript of grades/report cards is required to be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to enrollment.
Confirmation of Intention to Attend
Accepted students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) must notify the Director of Admissions of their intention to attend Blue Hills Regional by March 5th. Recipients of Decision Notification Letters sent in the second round of notification letters must notify the Director of Admissions of their confirmation to attend by April 2nd. Later confirmation dates will be scheduled until the numbers of openings are completely filled.