“We’re very excited to be offering this new program,” said George M. Clement, Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions at Minuteman. “We think middle school students are really going to enjoy it.”
Minuteman officials said they are launching the new program as a direct result of research conducted by the school as part of a $10,000 Competitive Career and Technical Education Planning Grant received from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The new program is scheduled to kick off on March 21.
Students will explore career pathways through hands-on technical projects. According to school officials, students can explore 21 different career pathways through a variety of interesting projects:
The sessions will be taught by Minuteman faculty at Minuteman High School in Lexington.
There will be two, four-day sessions running from 4:15-6:15 p.m. Session 1 will run March 21, 23, 28, and 30. Session 2 will run April 4, 6, 11, and 13.
Minuteman will provide free busing from each middle school within its 16-town district. A bus schedule of pick-up/drop-off locations and times will be available soon.
Students must register for the program and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $100 per student per session.
Priority will be given to students living in one of Minuteman's member towns: Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Lincoln, Needham, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston.
Students from non-member communities, including Watertown, Everett, Waltham, and Medford, will be accepted if space is available. Transportation will not be provided to non-member cities or towns. Tuition for students from non-member communities is $500 per session.
To see a complete list of course titles or to register for one or both sessions, click here.
Minuteman is an award-winning regional high school that integrates robust academic and career & technical learning to deliver a revolutionary competitive advantage. The school serves a diverse student body with multiple learning styles, expanding opportunities for college and career success. As an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), Minuteman challenges all students to aspire to their full potential, accelerate their learning, and achieve success in the 21st-century global community.