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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Vocational schools becoming popular choice for students, parents in Massachusetts

Vocational schools becoming popular choice for students, parents in Massachusetts





“They’re good with their hands.”
When describing students, this seemingly innocuous comment carries significant baggage.
For decades, this was the term used to quickly summarize the needs and expectations of students attending one of the state’s handful vocational schools.
Characterized as academically uninterested, students who didn’t fit the typical academic mold were quietly shuttled away to vocational schools to become another educator’s problem.
As time moved forward however, those perceived problem students have become an incredible opportunity, especially for the handful of vocational districts and schools on the North Shore.
Success has compounded success and many local vocational schools now boast a greater than 95 percent graduation rate, higher than some of their member school districts.
In fact, the success of “voke” schools has made some public school districts hurl accusations of “poaching” the best and brightest students among their potential ranks when considering high schools.
Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School Superintendent David DiBarri called his voke school “the secret up on the hill.”
“After five years from graduation they were more successful than the kids who didn’t go (to Metropolitan),” he said. “You can’t deny these kids are coming out successful.”

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