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Assabet Valley

Regional Technical/Vocational School District
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Vocational Senior Projects

All seniors must pass the Senior Project in order to qualify for a diploma from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Students will exhibit mastery of related theory knowledge and practical application of competencies attained in their vocational/technical program.

The Project

The Senior Project is a process incorporating student research with the demonstration of attainment of Vocational/Technical Education Curriculum Framework-based knowledge.  The project consists of a written and practical exam.

Cooperative Employment Student Exemption  (3 Credits)
To be eligible for this exemption, students must qualify for, and attain, Cooperative Employment placement prior to the end of the Term 1 marking period for their Senior Year and maintain employment through Term 2. Students will complete a weekly timecard and journal requirement while on co-op.

Advanced Performance Exemption  (3 Credits)
This exemption is reserved for students who have demonstrated exemplary performance that is directly aligned to the training in their CTE Program and validated through a 3rd Party.
Criteria for Advanced Performance Exemptions will be reviewed annually by CTE program teachers in collaboration with the Program Advisory and validated as current and relevant.  
Documentation of this collaboration will be forwarded to the Directory of Technical Programs for approval.

Examples of eligible 3rd Party validation include but are not limited to:
  • Attainment of 1 or more Industry Recognized that are categorized as High Priority/High Demand in the industry
    • Attainment of a Massachusetts State Licensure. i.e. Cosmetology  
    • American Welding Society Certification(s)
    • SolidWorks CSWA Certification

Examples of Exemplary Performance include but are not limited to:
  • SkillsUSA State Gold Medal Winner
    • Directly aligned to CTE curriculum frameworks for the program in which the student is enrolled.
  • Business Professionals of America - 1st Place at the State Level
    • Directly aligned to CTE curriculum frameworks for the program in which the student is enrolled.
PAGE CONTACTs & Resources

PAGE CONTACTs & Resources

Gayle Ripley, Vocational Office Administrative Assistant 

A student holding up a spaceship they made out of metal
Health Tech CNA Pinning ceremony for seniors
A business tech student in formal business attire shaking an adults hand
Multiple senior projects from Metal Fabrication on display