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District Submitted Chapter 74 Admissions Policies and Practices

The following are links to updated Chapter 74 admissions policies on districts' websites. This page will be updated regularly and may not reflect admissions policies received to date by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.


A CTE school/program's decision to employ a selective admissions process is a significant responsibility for the school with lasting impacts on applicants. Massachusetts regulations require all public schools, including CTE schools, to admit students "without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation," and prohibit CTE schools from "discriminat[ing] in the enrollment of students with disabilities." Also, guidance from the U.S. Department of Education has clarified that schools "must have procedures to ensure that homeless children and youths who meet the relevant eligibility criteria do not face barriers to accessing academic and extracurricular activities, including…career and technical education…if such programs are available at the State or local levels." The CTE admissions regulations include important guardrails to support CTE schools/programs in providing equitable opportunities for students to access CTE pathways.

DistrictStatusAs of School Year
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalAssabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical2022-2023
Attleboro Public SchoolsAttleboro Public Schools2022-2023
Barnstable Public SchoolsBarnstable Public Schools2022-2023
Berkshire HillsBerkshire Hills2022-2023
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalBlackstone Valley2022-2023
Blue Hills Regional Vocational TechnicalBlue Hills Regional2022-2023
Boston Green AcademyBoston Green Academy2022-2023
Boston Public SchoolsNot Submitted2021-2022
Bristol County AgriculturalBristol County Agricultural2022-2023
Bristol-Plymouth Regional Vocational TechnicalBristol Plymouth2022-2023
Brockton Public SchoolsBrockton Public Schools2022-2023
Cambridge Public SchoolsCambridge Public Schools2022-2023
Cape Cod Regional TechnicalCape Cod Regional Technical2022-2023
Chicopee Public SchoolsChicopee Public Schools2022-2023
Dighton - Rehoboth Public SchoolsDighton Rehoboth2022-2023
Essex North Shore Agricultural and TechnicalEssex North Shore2022-2023
Everett Public SchoolsEverett Public Schools2022-2023
Fall River Public SchoolsFall River Public Schools2022-2023
Falmouth Public SchoolsFalmouth Public Schools2022-2023
Franklin County RVTFranklin County Regional2022-2023
Gateway RegionalGateway Regional2022-2023
Gloucester Public SchoolsGloucester Public Schools2022-2023
Greater Fall River RegionalGreater Fall River Regional2022-2023
Greater Lawrence Technical SchoolGreater Lawrence Technical School2022-2023
Greater Lowell Regional Vocational TechnicalGreater Lowell Regional2022-2023
Greater New Bedford Regional VocationalGreater New Bedford Regional2022-2023
Haverhill Public SchoolsHaverhill Public Schools2022-2023
Holyoke Public SchoolsHolyoke Public Schools2022-2023
Leominster Public SchoolsNot Submitted2021-2022
Lowell Public SchoolsNo district link provided2021-2022
Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collab.Lower Pioneer Valley Education Collab.2022-2023
Lynn Public SchoolsLynn Public Schools2022-2023
Marshfield Public SchoolsMarshfield Public Schools2022-2023
Martha's Vineyard Public SchoolsMartha's Vineyard Public Schools2022-2023
Maynard Public SchoolsMaynard Public Schools2022-2023
Medford Public SchoolsMedford Public Schools2022-2023
Methuen Public SchoolsMethuen Public Schools2022-2023
Minuteman Regional Vocational TechnicalMinuteman Regional2022-2023
Montachusett Regional Vocational TechnicalMontachusett Regional Vocational Technical2022-2023
Nashoba Valley Technical School DistrictNashoba Valley2022-2023
New Bedford Public SchoolsNew Bedford Public Schools2022-2023
Newton Public SchoolsNewton Public Schools2022-2023
Norfolk County AgriculturalNorfolk Agricultural2022-2023
Northeast Metropolitan Regional VocationalNortheast Metro2022-2023
Northern Berkshire Regional VocationalNorthern Berkshire Regional Vocational2022-2023
Norton Public SchoolsNorton Public Schools2021-2022
Old Colony RVTOld Colony Regional Vocational2021-2022
Old RochesterOld Rochester2022-2023
Pathfinder Regional Vocational TechnicalPathfinder Regional Vocational Technical2022-2023
Peabody Public SchoolsPeabody Public Schools2022-2023
Pittsfield Public SchoolsPittsfield Public Schools2022-2023
Plymouth Public SchoolsPlymouth Public Schools2022-2023
Quaboag RegionalQuaboag Regional2022-2023
Quincy Public SchoolsQuincy Public Schools2022-2023
Salem Public SchoolsSalem Public Schools2022-2023
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalShawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical2022-2023
Silver Lake RegionalSilver Lake Regional2022-2023
Smith Vocational & Agricultural HS (Northampton)Smith Vocational & Agricultural HS2022-2023
Somerset Berkley RSDNot Submitted2021-2022
Somerville Public SchoolsSomerville Public Schools2021-2022
South Hadley Public SchoolsSouth Hadley Public Schools2022-2023
South Middlesex Vocational Technical/KEEFESouth Middlesex Vocational Technical2022-2023
South Shore Vocational TechnicalSouth Shore Vocational Technical2022-2023
Southeastern Regional Vocational TechnicalSoutheastern Regional Vocational Technical2022-2023
Southern Worcester County RVSDSouthern Worcester County Regional2021-2022
Spencer — East Brookfield Public SchoolsSpencer — East Brookfield2022-2023
Springfield Public SchoolsSpringfield Public Schools2022-2023
Tantasqua RegionalTantasqua Regional2022-2023
Taunton Public SchoolsTaunton Public Schools2022-2023
Tri-County Regional Vocational TechnicalTri-County Regional Vocational Technical2022-2023
Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational TechnicalUpper Cape Cod Regional2022-2023
Waltham Public SchoolsWaltham Public Schools2022-2023
Wareham Public SchoolsNo district link provided2021-2022
Watertown Public SchoolsWatertown Public Schools2022-2023
Webster Public SchoolsWebster Public Schools2022-2023
Westfield Public SchoolsWestfield Public Schools2022-2023
Weymouth School DistrictWeymouth Public Schools2022-2023
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School DistrictWhittier Regional Vocational2022-2023
Worcester Public SchoolsWorcester Public Schools2022-2023

Last Updated: Jun 1, 2023

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