Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School offers many opportunities for potential students and their families to learn about vocational/technical and agricultural education and the admission process at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.
An open house is scheduled for the first Sunday in November to provide an opportunity for prospective students, their families, and sending school staff to learn about all of the vocational/technical and agricultural programs offered at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.
If you are interested in touring our campus with your student, please contact us to set up a good time. Tours are normally scheduled during the school day (between 8 am and 2 pm) and tours last approximately 40 minutes.
Each year we offer set shadow days for 8th grade students to spend a day on our campus to get a feel for what it’s like to spend a day on our campus. We ask that the student choose one shop that they would like to shadow for the day. If your student is interested in a shadow day, please contact us to set that up.
How to Apply?
Applications are available electronically through our website, www.smithtec.org, or a paper application may be obtained from your local school counselor, or contact us to mail home a paper application at (413) 587-1414 ex: 3402 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-resident applications must be received by March 15th of the preceding school year (Massachusetts state guidelines for non-resident student tuition refer to M.G.L. c. 74).
Who can Apply?
Most eighth-grade students who expect to be promoted to grade nine are eligible to apply for admission to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Students who reside in districts that do not offer a Chapter 74 exploratory program may apply for admission to an out-of- district school that has a Chapter 74 exploratory program. Incoming ninth grade students who reside in districts that offer a Chapter 74 exploratory program are required to attend the Chapter 74 exploratory program offered by their resident district. The one exception is for those incoming ninth grade students who are seeking to explore a specialized agricultural or natural resources program that is not offered by their district of residence. The two specialized agricultural programs that Smith Vocational offers are Animal Science and Agricultural Mechanics.
An admission process is in place to accommodate the possible needs and/or interests of all applicants and to determine which applicants may benefit most from the educational opportunities at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Although ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students follow the same procedure to apply for admission, space availability may be a limitation in some programs. It is important for all applicants in grades nine through twelve at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School to refer to the selection criteria contained in the Admission Policy.
Contact us with any further questions:
Admissions Coordinator: Lauren Devine
Phone: (413) 587-1414 ex: 3414