CAREER VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School is Boston’s ONLY Career-Vocational Technical education (CVTE) high school. Madison Park offers 16 programs to choose from.
In the Freshmen year students will explore all programs and choose between Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting or Health Assisting, as well as Cosmotology. There are also programs in Design and Visual Communications, Graphic Communications, Radio & Television Broadcasting, Information Support Service & Networking, Marketing, Programing and Web Development, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Carpentry, Electricity, Building and Property Maintenance, Plumbing and Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies.
All students rotate their schedule every other week with one full week of academic courses and in the CVTE week Freshmen and Sophomores are in CVTE courses for ½ of the day and Juniors and Seniors are in CVTE courses the whole day every other week.
CVTE courses are designed to teach both background theory and knowledge as the foundation for project based skill development and hands on work. Dedicated students in the construction trades can join the local union for additional training and apprenticeships. Students who excel are eligible for Cooperative placements in their Senior year where they do not attend school during their CVTE week but go straight to a job site and get paid while learning from professionals in their industry. Additionally, all students are encouraged to join the dual enrollment programs with our higher education partners.