Welcome to Whittier Tech, where our students tell our story best. Since our school first opened its doors in 1973, our graduates have gone on to leading colleges and training programs and now excel in careers they first studied here.
We educate students from 11 area cities and towns, giving them the skills and specialized training they need to pursue the careers of their dreams. Our 1,250 students choose a major from one of 22 vocational-technical fields and graduate with a high school diploma and industry certifications.
They are excelling at careers in healthcare, electronics-robotics, cosmetology, electrical , CAD drafting, culinary arts, and many others. Our 120 highly-qualified teachers challenge students in both their academic classes and vocational technical programs, ensuring they get the knowledge they need to pass certification tests as well as the English, math and science MCAS tests required for a diploma.
Our students have the unique opportunity to earn college credits while attending Whittier, and also receive valuable job experience by qualifying for paid co-op jobs as early as their junior year.
Our motto is “Working on Your Future” and we embrace that ideal every day.
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Whittier has a unified commitment to excellence in meeting the educational needs of individuals in the Whittier District, while being accountable to its member communities.
This commitment is to enable students to be successful in their chosen technical pursuits and to become productive members of society.
Beliefs About Learning
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is firmly committed to an academic and technical education that will prepare students with employability skills, high academic standards, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Our commitment as a technical high school is to provide the highest quality instruction in both technical and academic programs for a diverse student population. Our technical courses reflect current national industry standards. Our academic and technical curriculum includes instructional strategies and materials that address the competencies set forth in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, Vocational/Technical Educational Frameworks, and National Standards. Through wise and intelligent use of the diverse resources of faculty, administration, students and the community, Whittier has as its primary goal the total development of the student who will succeed in an ever-changing technological society. Whittier is proud of its commitment and is pleased to be a dynamic part of the business and professional community it serves.
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical School is committed in its core values to the development of LEADERS in the community.
Academic and Technical Excellence
Skills and Knowledge Application
21st Century Academic and Career Learning Expectations
Students will develop viable, marketable, and competitive vocational technical skills.
Students will improve academic and technical competency levels.
Students will engage in a flexible, differentiated curriculum which meets individual needs.
21st Century Social Learning Expectations
Students will make positive contributions to their community as they engage in community project activities.
Students will demonstrate respect for each other and appreciate individual differences.
Students will make informed decisions about the health and well-being of themselves and others.
21st Century Civic Learning Expectations
Students will become productive members of the community responding to job market and regional demands for a vital economy.
Students will demonstrate civic responsibility as active and productive members of the school and regional community.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) prepares a report card for all school districts annually. You may read Whittier's annual letter (in English, Español, and Português) explaining the report card, and view the report card at DESE's website.
It is the policy of Whittier Regional Technical School not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity in its educational policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments and Chapter 622 of the Acts of 1971, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Inquiries regarding compliance with these policies may be directed to Mr Chris Laganas, Principal, or to Whittier Regional Technical School, 115 Amesbury Line Road, Haverhill, MA 01830.