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Minuteman High School offers a robust and award-winning academic program that is highly integrated with valuable career and technical skills, creating a unique educational experience for all types of learners.

Minuteman provides a full inclusion model.
If you would like more information about Minuteman's academic curriculum and programming, please reach out to our Director of Teaching and Learning Innovations, Anthony Chiariello.

Kathryn Anderson teaches English Language Arts at Minuteman High School. She shares what inspires her about teaching and provides information on Minuteman's Academic/Core Content offerings.

Program of Studies

Students are placed in course levels based on a variety of data. Students are not locked into a level of courses, but we encourage students to enroll in an appropriate but challenging level of coursework.

First page of the PDF file: MM_Program_of_Studies
  • Awards: In recent years, Minuteman has received recognition for its highly effective academic programs. In 2020, the Massachusetts Reading Association recognized Minuteman with the Exemplary Reading Award for the school's decade-long effort to place a greater emphasis on literacy and improving literacy rates among students. Minuteman was the first secondary school to receive the award. In 2018, the U.S. Department of Education recognized Minuteman with the National Blue Ribbon Award; it was one of only three high schools in Massachusetts to receive it. Minuteman was cited for closing performance gaps, with 99% of students receiving a "passing" or "advanced" score on the state's MCAS exam.
  • Academic and CTE Weekly Schedule: Students switch between taking academic classes one week and career technical education (CTE) classes the following week. Ninth-grade students take English and Math every day, even during CTE weeks.
  • Core Curriculum: The academic courses include English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, World Languages (Spanish, Latin, French), Music and Art. The curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Academic Frameworks.
  • Course Levels: The academic program of study features core and elective courses at four levels: Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, College Prep I, and College Prep II. Students are expected to meet rigorous expectations. Specifically, College Prep I students must meet robust standards with great independence; College Prep II courses feature additional support and some remediation. College Prep II courses are co-taught with a subject matter specialist and Special Education professional. Through training and co-teaching, we seek to address the social-emotional, executive function, and academic needs of all students.
  • Dual Enrollment: Thanks to our partnership with Middlesex Community College, students can participate in Dual Enrollment courses to earn college credit while in high school. Students qualify for Dual Enrollment based on their attendance, grades, and Accuplacer scores. Qualified students may enroll in up to eight Dual Enrollment courses.
  • Title I: We offer a school-wide Title I program. All students benefit from supplemental Math, English, and Science programs to increase proficiency with their academic skills. View our state accountability report for more information.
  • One to One Laptop Program: Every student is given a computer device to gain access to media, organize information, and produce content that meets 21st century learning standards.
  • Senior Portfolio: During their tenure here, all students work with a mentor to create a Senior Portfolio that demonstrates learning, growth, and achievement. All seniors also complete and present a Senior Project that shows academic integration and collaboration with students, faculty, and professionals in their respective career technical education majors.

Annie Brosnan is a senior in the Class of 2023 from Arlington. Annie is a star athlete (basketball, softball) and is in the Carpentry career major. However, she excels at academic/core content courses and is a member of the National Honor Society. (Filmed by Andrew Mudge/Black Kettle Films)