Cape Cod Regional Technical High School

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Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Harwich MA.jpg
Main Entrance
351 Pleasant Lake Ave
Harwich, Massachusetts
Cape Cod
Harwich, Massachusetts 02645
United States
Type Public vocational/technical
Established 1975
School district Cape Cod Regional School District
Superintendent Mr. Robert P. Sanborn III
Principal Mr. William Terranova
Grades 9-12
Number of students 647[1]
Athletics conference MIAA District D – Cape & Islands League
Mascot Maroon & Gold          
Team name Crusaders
Rival Upper Cape Tech
Average SAT scores 471 verbal
448 math
428 writing
1347 total (2015-2016)[2]
Newspaper Cape Cod Tech Times
Budget $14,837,954 total expenditures
$22,877 per pupil (2013)[3]
Communities served Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Chatham, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown

Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, also known as Cape Tech and Lower Cape Tech and sometimes abbreviated as CCT, is a public vocational and technical high school located in Harwich, Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Regional Technical High School was founded in 1975. It started out as a school that anyone could enroll in, but it is now a school that is very competitive and is recognized for its academic and shop work. The school accepts students from the towns of Mashpee, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Harwich, Dennis, Chatham, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown. Cape Cod Tech is located just off Route 6 in Harwich at Exit 10. The school has an approximate enrollment of 650+ students in grades 9-12.


Cape Cod Tech is part of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and fields many varsity sports. The school's team name is Crusaders and the school's colors are maroon and gold. Cape Tech offers many sports programs.[5] They are football, golf, cheerleading, crew, cross-country, volleyball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' ice hockey, girls' ice hockey, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, and tennis. Cape Cod Tech's ice hockey team began a co-op program with Cape Cod Academy in the 2009-10 season.

Cape Cod Tech experienced much success in the early 2000s in football. Under coach David Currid, the football team has participated in Eastern Massachusetts Championship games in 2000 and in 2006. In 2000, they lost to Georgetown. In 2006, the team went 9-1 in the regular season, with the lone loss coming at the hands of Mashpee, 12-0. They then defeated West Roxbury 35-27 in the first round of the playoffs to earn a berth in the Division 3A Super Bowl, where they lost a 7-0 heartbreaker to Ipswich. Year in and year out, the football team competed for the Mayflower Large League title.

In 2010, the MIAA voted to end the cooperative football program between Harwich High School and Cape Cod Tech, because Cape Cod Tech has enough players to run a football program on its own. Since 2011, the Cape Cod Tech will always play Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School on the annual Thanksgiving Day game.[6]

In the 2013-14 boys' hockey season, Cape Cod Tech had much success. Finishing with a record of (15-4-1) .775, Cape Cod Tech/Cape Cod Academy were the number 1 seed in the MIAA South Division 3 Tournament. Although they suffered a loss to Abbington, the Crusaders held their heads up high on their season's accomplishment.

The athletic facilities at Cape Cod Tech have not been host to just the school's own activities. In 1988, the Brewster Whitecaps, of the Cape Cod Baseball League, were founded. From their inception in 1988 until 2005, the Whitecaps played their home games on the grounds of this school. Cape Cod Tech, in conjunction with the Whitecaps, hosted the CCBL All Star Game in 2000. Brewster also managed to win the League Championship that season.

Vocational Shop Programs[edit]

Current Vocational Shops[edit]

Cape Cod Tech currently offers 15 shop programs to students, which are as follows:[7]

Former Shops[edit]

Technical Competitions[edit]

Each year, students at Cape Cod Tech have the opportunity to participate in various technical competitions. For example, students in the Horticulture program have the opportunity to participate in Future Farmers of America competitions, and students in the Hotel, Restaurant, and Business Management program may participate in DECA. Students enrolled in all other CCT technical programs may participate in SkillsUSA which hosts district, state, and national competitions between technical schools for students to show what they have learned. Carol Olsen, a Graphic Arts instructor, organizes Cape Cod Tech's involvement in SkillsUSA.

Renewable Energy[edit]

Cape Cod Tech offers a recycling program called the "Green Beings", which was started in 2005.[8] The school is also home to a Renewable Energy Center (REC).[9] Construction on the REC building was completed in the spring of 2009, and the grand opening for the facility took place in October 2009.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "SAT Performance Report - School and District Profiles: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Cape Cod Regional Technical High School: Administration". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Cape Cod Regional Technical High School: Athletics". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  6. ^ Russ Charpentier (2010-05-12). "AD Demanche to head up Harwich football". Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  7. ^ "Cape Cod Regional Technical High School: Technical Areas". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  8. ^ "CCT Greenbeings - Project History". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  9. ^ "CCT Greenbeings - Welcome Center". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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Coordinates: 41°42′32″N 70°04′35″W / 41.709°N 70.0764°W / 41.709; -70.0764