Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School

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Tri-County Regional Technical Vocational High School
Address
147 Pond Street
Franklin, MA, 02038
USA
Coordinates 42°05′42″N 71°25′18″W / 42.0949°N 71.4216°W / 42.0949; -71.4216Coordinates: 42°05′42″N 71°25′18″W / 42.0949°N 71.4216°W / 42.0949; -71.4216
Information
School type Public Tech School
Superintendent Stephen Dockray
Principal Michael Proccini
Grades 9-12
Enrollment approx. 1,000
Color(s) Blue & Gold         
Mascot Cougar
Rival Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
Average SAT scores 489 verbal
494 math
460 writing
1443 total (2015-2016)[1]
Communities served Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, Wrentham
Website

Tri-County is a vocational technical high school in Franklin, Massachusetts. Established in 1977, Tri-County’s mission is to provide an excellent comprehensive technical and academic education to regional high school students. Enrollment at Tri-County is now approaching 1,000 students. Tri-County is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is a member of the Massachusetts School to Career Initiative, a member of the Metro West Consortium on Technical Preparation, and a member of the Southern Regional Education Board’s High Schools That Work program. Tri-County is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award.[2]

Towns in District[edit]

As a regional high school, Tri-County accepts students from a number of towns. The towns composing the district are:

Curriculum[edit]

Academics[edit]

Students receive a full academic education including:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Music
  • Business Technology
  • CAD
  • Physical Education
  • Health

The College Board placed Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School on the 2014 AP District Honor Roll for the school’s significant gains in student access to and success in Advanced Placement courses. Tri-County was one of 547 school districts in the United States and Canada to be named to the 5th annual Honor Roll. The list recognizes school districts that have increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.[3]

Ninety-four percent of Tri-County tenth graders scored a proficient or higher on the ELA portion of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test in the spring of 2014. As a result of their performance, Tri-County was named a Level 1 school on the state's 5-point accountability system for the third straight year. This means the school meets gap narrowing goals.[4]

Career Programs[edit]

The 17 Career Programs offered at Tri-County are broad enough in scope to appeal to almost any student. The programs offered include:

  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Education (Early Childhood Careers)
  • Electrical Wiring Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Graphic Communications
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration
  • Medical Careers
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Plumbing and Hydronic Heating
  • Legal and Protective Services

Athletics[edit]

Tri-County RVTHS is a member of the Mayflower League. The league is made up of the following high schools:

- In 2008, football team played in the Division 4A Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, but eventually lost to Manchester-Essex, 36-6.[5]
- The Cougars also made it to the 2010 Massachusetts Large Vocational Super Bowl.

In 2010 the cougars Boys Varsity basketball won their first ever mayflower league title

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Adult Education[edit]

Tri-County also offers Adult Education courses. The Adult Education office offers Postsecondary programs in the Cosmetology and Nursing fields. The office also offers courses aimed at building career and life skills.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Bobby Santos III, NASCAR Modified division racer
  • Shayne M. Cabino, War hero, US Marine, killed during operations in Iraq.
  • Jacob Donnelly, 2014-2015 Class of White House Fellows [8]
  • Brian Cady-Welch, 2010 Class, Entertainer & Community Activist- Civil Rights Leader[9]

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