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Assabet Valley

Regional Technical/Vocational School District
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Math, Science

A teacher assisting a student with work
Teachers and students gather around a canister of dry ice being poured on a science lab table


  • Annual Ca$habet Challenge: Students receive a budget sheet and a one-month “paycheck” based on a job corresponding to their chosen technical program, then are challenged to balance it across bills and responsibilities. After visiting every booth, a financial advisor either congratulates them or gives advice on making better choices.Check it out on Assabet TV
  • In Science, laboratory work is emphasized and applications of science to various trade and vocational areas are highlighted within the confines of a given subject area.
  • AP Physics is offered for students who wish to major in science or engineering in college. AP Statistics is offered and is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics
  • An integrated math course created by the Math Department at Quinsigamond Community College along with supplementary content from the Math Department at Assabet Valley and offered to seniors with Projects-Based Learning consumer math activities (data analysis, financial literacy) have been added to the curriculum in order to enhance the real world applications to Algebra.
  • Assabet Valley is paired with the Raymond C. Richer Elementary School as a member of the Marlborough STEM Council, where Juniors and Seniors from each high school’s honor societies teach a predetermined STEM lesson each month, imparting the value of science through fun experiments with Richer fourth-grade students. Learn more. 


The purpose of the Mathematics curriculum is to,

  • Provide a rigorous and relevant course of studies to meet the needs of all students
  • Prepare all students for all graduation requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
  • Instruct students in how to reason, solve problems, and produce a level of competence required for their high school years and their adult lives
The math department teachers in a group
The math strategies curriculum is broken down into 3 main components: supplemental Algebra I and Geometry activities, MCAS power standards and test taking strategies, and technical program math support. All students will use the Math IXL software weekly for benchmarking purposes in order to strengthen overall Algebra I and Geometry skills. Math Strategies is a 45 day course and is a graduation requirement.
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Introduction to Calculus
  • Advanced Math & Trig
  • College Math IV
  • Honors Statistics & Probability
  • AP Statistics & Probability
  • AP Calculus AB
  • Math Strategies 9/10
  •  Electives
    • Personal Finance
    • MCAS Math Preparation
    • Algebra I Concepts/Title I Math
    • Integrated Algebra & Geometry/Title I Math


The purpose of the Science curriculum is to,

  • Promote both an interest and awareness of science as a problem-solving tool to be used in all facets of life. 
  • Provide the opportunity for students to explore scientific concepts and relate them to relevant situations through hands-on experimentation using state-of-the-art technologies.
Our curriculums provide students with the opportunities to develop a foundation from which they can pursue a profession and/or further their education at a higher level, such as two- or four-year colleges.
  • Cellular and Evolutionary Biology Lab
  • Honors Cellular and Evolutionary Biology Lab
  • Honors Integrated Biology 
  • Systemic Biology Lab
  • Honors Systemic Biology Lab
  • MCAS Science Preparation
  • Principles of Chemistry Lab
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Honors Chemistry Lab
  • Principles of Physics Lab
  • Physics Lab
  • Honors Physics Lab
  • AP Physics
  • Forensics
  • Anatomy and Physiology