As of July 1, 2020, the nine member towns of the Minuteman district are: Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow.
Minuteman accepts students from other cities and towns, which are known as "non-member towns." However, per state regulations, Minuteman can only accept students living in "non-member towns" that do not offer their own vocational programming or Exploratory program within its district high school(s) with limited exceptions.
Students living in the following local "non-member towns" are eligible to apply to Minuteman: Belmont, Boxborough, Carlisle, Lincoln, Sudbury, and Watertown.
Students living in the following local "non-member towns" are likely ineligible to attend Minuteman in ninth grade: Boston, Cambridge, Medford, Somerville, Waltham, and Woburn.
According to state regulations, students living in a "non-member town," shall attend the Exploratory program provided by their district of residence and cannot attend Minuteman as a ninth-grade student. The regulations, however, do not prohibit a tenth-grade student from transferring to Minuteman, even if the student did not go through Exploratory in his/her home district in grade 9.
According to the state, students who reside in non-member cities and towns that do not maintain an exploratory program may apply for admission to a school in another city, town, or district offering an exploratory program. These students can attend Minuteman starting in ninth grade.
Visit the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website to review the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Regulations (603 CMR 4.0).