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.
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2023
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