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Observe Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School students in action.


Opportunities are available to visit the Smith Vocational campus.  Individual tours can be arranged through the Admissions Office at (413) 587-1414 ext. 3402. Tours take about 45 minutes. Get acquainted with the campus and meet instructors. Smith Vocational also holds an open house in November.




Any student from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties can apply to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School if a program is not offered at their designated career technical school.   Smith Vocational is the only school in Western Mass that offers Animal Science, Agricultural Mechanics and Criminal Justice.


Students that live in Northampton apply as residents.  All students outside of Northampton are accepted on a non -resident tuition basis.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Guideline’s for the Vocational Technical Education Program Non Resident Student Tuition Process pursuant to M.G.L. c. 74 are available at


Every applicant for the ninth grade must be eligible for promotion from grade eight and have successfully passed English Language Arts and Mathematics, according to the standard set by their school district. Applicants for upper grades must have earned the graduation credits required for that grade placement. 


Transportation to and from Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School is the responsibility of each student’s sending school district.  If you have questions or concerns about bus routes, feeder bus connections, pick-up or drop-off times or locations, or concerns about a bus driver’s behavior, please contact the Superintendent’s Office of your sending district.  


If you have concerns about student behavior on a bus, please contact the Vice- Principal’s Office at Smith Vocational, at 587-1414, x3403. 




Parents/guardians must fill out an application and submit it to Smith Vocational Admissions Office directly, or to their child’s Middle School guidance counselor.  The completed application must be signed by the student’s eighth grade counselor or school administrator. The current school guidance office prepares a packet for each applicant and forwards it to Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Admissions Department. The Guidance counselor must also notify the student's local school superintendent of the application. 




Contact our Admissions Office for further information, to set up a tour, or to talk about the opportunities available to you at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School. Our phone number is (413) 587-1414 ext 3402.


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