Career and Technical Education
Today's economy requires our graduates to be ready for anything - from a successful college experience to a post-high-school career in high-demand industries. BPS offers a wide array of career and technical education opportunities so students can compete for high-paying jobs in a variety of fields.
What We Do
Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides hands-on applied learning experiences that build academic knowledge, problem solving skills, general employment skills and specific career skills that lead to applicable industry credentialing. CTE includes traditional vocational technical education provided at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, The English High School and Boston Arts Academy as well as career pathways provided within eight of Boston’s comprehensive high schools.
Upon graduation, Career and Technical Education students enter employment, apprenticeship programs, and, two and four year colleges. There are two types of CTE Programs in Boston; Chapter 74 and Non-Chapter 74.
Out of District Vocational Requests
Non-resident student tuition applications for any out of district vocational placement requests must be submitted by email or mail to the Executive Director of Career and Technical Education before April 1st for consideration for the upcoming fall. Students considering this option should contact the Office of Career and Technical Education for help with this process.
All individuals including those who are members of special populations are provided with equal access to career/vocational technical education programs, services and activities and are not discriminated against on the basis of their status as members of special populations or race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identify, English language proficiency, disability, or sexual orientation. Perkins Sections 122 & 134, Vocational Technical Education Regulations 603 CMR 4.03(4) (6) (7), M.G.L.c.76, Section 5.
Michelle SylvariaExecutive Director, Career and Technical Education(857) 763-9579Jennifer SmithAssistant Director, Career and Technical Education617-592-4540Gillian MillerPerkins Assistant(617) 635-9186