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Student life

Whittier Tech provides a wealth of resources to support our students. While an exceptional education is at the heart of Whittier's mission, providing students with a range of experiences and opportunities to express themselves allows us to promote a well rounded student body, prepared to take on the world after high school.

Scroll down, or use the buttons on the right to view our services:

Cafeteria

Fuel up for learning.

You may prepay for lunches using MySchoolBucks.

BREAKFAST:  Meal w/fruit, juice and milk   Students: $1.60  Staff: $1.85
LUNCHES: All meals include vegetable, fruit, and milk -  Student $3.10    Staff  $3.85

Important information about meal plans, nutrition, and the school lunch program:

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Activities

Whittier student life includes a range of extra-curricular activities for students to expand their horizons, express their talents, and help others. From artistic expression in the chorus and school musical, to service clubs such as Key Club and Interact, to more intellectual pursuits such as chess club and FIRST Robotics, Whittier has something for everyone.

  • Chess Club
  • Environmental Club
  • FIRST Robotics
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • Interact Club
  • Key Club

 

  • Multicultural Club
  • Peer to Peer
  • Performing Arts
  • Ski Club
  • Student Government
  • United Nations Club

Athletics

Whittier Tech has a proud history of fielding some of the very best teams in the Merrimack Valley. Student athletes at Whittier reap the benefits of having many of their academic and vocational teachers also double as their coaches and trainers, ensuring that the same high standards of conduct, respect, and performance we expect in the classroom are demonstrated on the playing fields as well.

Whittier is proud to offer the following sports:

Fall

  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Winter

  • Basketball 
  • Cheerleading
  • Hockey
  • Wrestling

Spring

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Lacrosse 
  • Track 

Athletic Director Kevin Bradley and the Whittier athletic department host all the schedules, sports forms, and message boards for all sports over at our 8to18 partner website.

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Guidance

The Guidance Staff welcomes the opportunity to engage parents as they support students developing their career and/or college readiness. 

At Whittier Tech all upperclass students are assigned a guidance counselor through their vocational career path clusters. Freshman students are all assigned to the Grade 9 freshman counselor.

Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment or as needed for academic, social, or emotional issues. Counselors will also meet with every student in the spring to review and discuss class placement and schedules for the following school year.

Parents are welcome to call between 7:30 am – 2pm on school days to speak with their child’s counselor or to schedule an appointment. Please see the Guidance Counselor Assignments button below for specific contact information.

Planning your next move after graduation? There are skills that will help you thrive as you get ready to leave high school. Check out https://SetToGo.org - you'll find information, tools and guidance to help you feel Set to Go - whether you go to college or straight to a career.

Access Naviance to help plan for your student's future after high school. Scholarships, applications, and career information is at your fingertips using this family-friendly service. 

Don't have access to Naviance yet? Contact your guidance counselor directly for assistance.

View the presentation "Naviance: Using Family Connection" for more information.

Alumni - transcripts can be requested from Guidance by using the button below:


SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
SECTION 504 IS A FEDERAL LAW THAT PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY IN ANY PROGRAM RECEIVING FEDERAL ASSISTANCE. THE ACT DEFINES A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY AS ANYONE WHO: 
  1. HAS A MENTAL OR PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY LIMITS ONE OR MORE MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES (MAJOR LIFE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CARING FOR ONE’S SELF, PERFORMING MANUAL TASKS, WALKING SEEING, HEARING, SPEAKING, BREATHING, LEARNING AND WORKING); 
  2. HAS A RECORD OF SUCH IMPAIRMENT; OR 
  3. IS REGARDED AS HAVING SUCH AN IMPAIRMENT. 
IN ORDER TO FULFILL ITS OBLIGATION UNDER SECTION 504, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNIZES A RESPONSIBILITY TO AVOID DISCRIMINATION IN POLICIES AND PRACTICES REGARDING ITS PERSONNEL, STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS. NO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ANY PERSON SOLELY DUE TO HIS/HER DISABILITY WILL KNOWINGLY BE PERMITTED IN ANY OF THE PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. 

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE ACT, WHICH INCLUDE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO IDENTIFY, EVALUATE, AND IF THE CHILD HAS A CURRENT DISABILITY AND IS TERMED TO BE ELIGIBLE UNDER SECTION 504, TO AFFORD ACCESS TO APPROPRIATE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING SECTION 504, PLEASE CONTACT THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT AT 978.373.4101 X252. 

Health Services

At times when students are in the care of Whittier Regional High School, the school shares with the parents/guardians responsibility for the health of students.  Please contact the Nurse's Office when medical information needs to be updated or shared.  In all matters of health administration, the privacy rights of students are observed.

You may contact them directly:

Ilona Closs, BSN RN
978.373.4101 X221

Heather Holmquist, MSN RN
978.373.4101 X206

Health Service Fax Line
978.374.1271

Health Forms can be found on our Forms page

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Technology

Every day, in every class, Whittier Tech students interact with the latest technology. Whether it's computer controlled milling machines in Machine Tech, or the latest 3D modeling and printing technology in CAD/Drafting, Whittier invests in the latest and most popular technologies in use by industry and business today, to give our students a leg up when they enter higher education and the workforce.

iparent

Sign up/log in for iParent to gain access into your child's classes and teacher's rankbooks to see grades, assignments, and more.

(Please Note - for freshmen entering Whittier in the Fall, you will be able to sign up AFTER September.)

1:1 iPad Program

Whittier Tech is proud to be a 1:1 school - each and every student is provided a school owned iPad. Technically savvy and innovative instructors create lessons that include individual and cooperative learning, self-paced assignments, peer editing, virtual biology dissections and more. 

Incoming Freshmen parents are required to attend an hour long briefing on how the iPad is used, our student expectations, and detailed information on how we protect your student's privacy online.

We also offer a voluntary additional protection plan for the iPads that is very popular and affordable. See the link below for detailed information.

Transportation

Whittier provides transportation to and from school, including late buses for extra help on Tuesday and Thursdays, and after sports practice and games, ensuring everyone can participate in extra-curricular activities.

Summer Session 1

Ipswich/ Rowley/  Georgetown/ Groveland Rt. 1
First pick up @ 6:45 AM
Ipswich
High St. @ North Main St.
Jeffrey’s Neck @ Northridge Rd.
9 Jeffrey’s Neck Rd.
County Rd. @ South Main St.
Market St. @ Depot Sq.
177 Linebrook Rd.
Linebrook Rd. @ Howe St.
Rowley
213 Newbury Rd.
Newbury Rd. @ Harrison Circle
Georgetown
West Main St. @ Richardson Ln.
West Main St. @ Bailey Ln.
Groveland
Salem St. @ Federal Way.
School St. @ Ashcroft Terrace.
School St. @ Wilbert Ave.
Gardner St. @ King St.
  
Newburyport/ Newbury /West Newbury/Haverhill Rt.  2
First Pick Up @ 6:40 AM
Newburyport
 Low St. @ Coltin Dr.
Newbury
41 Parker St.
Newburyport
Northern Blvd. @ 55th  St.
Water St. @ Marlboro St.
Water St. @ Franklin St.
Merrimac St. @ Titcomb St.
Merrimack St. @ Park Lunch
Merrimac St. @ Woodland St
Merrimack St. @ Moulton St.
Moulton St.@ Ferry Rd. 
76 Moseley Ave.  
Storey Ave. @ Philips Dr.
Turkey Hill Rd. @ Crow Ln.
78 Turkey Hill Rd.
Turkey Hill Rd. @ Middle Rd.
West Newbury
126 Indian Hill St.
Main St. @ Stewart St.
Bridge St. @ Albion Ln.
    
Amesbury/Salisbury Rt. 3         
First Pick Up @ 6:45 AM
Salisbury
Ferry Rd. @ Samantha Way.
Beach Rd. @ Glenwood Ave.
Beach Rd. @ Dock Ln. 
191 Beach Rd.
Amesbury
Elm St. @ Lafayette St.
Congress St. @ Madison St.
Market St. @ Fern Ave. 
Market St. @ Clinton St.
Market St. @ Hill St.
Market St. @ Pine St. 
Market St. @ Prospect St.
Friend St. @ Whitehall Rd.
Amesbury Library
 
Merrimac/Amesbury Rt. 4
First pick up @ 7:00 AM
Merrimac
Hadley Rd. @ Equestrian Way. 
West Main St. @ Orchard St.
78 Highland Rd. 
Highland Rd. @ Harriman Rd.
Church St. @ Abbott St.
Grove St. @ Woodland St.
West Main St. @ North Shore Bank
East Main St. @ North Shore Community Trailer Park
Amesbury
Haverhill Rd. @ Spindle Tree  Ln.
Haverhill Rd. 110) @ Jacqueline Dr.
Main St. Entrance  @ C.V.S
Pleasant Valley Rd. @ Riverfront Dr.
Middle Rd. @ Emery St.
Merrimac
6 Merrimac St.  .
 
Groveland/Georgetown/West Newbury Rt.  5
First pick up @ 6:50 AM.
Groveland
School St. @ Abbott St.
Center St. @ Yale St.
Georgetown
7 West St.
Andover St. @ Hamilton Terrace.
Andover St. @ Cedar Ln.
Groveland
15 Byfield Rd.
Rollins St. @ Center St.
91  Seven Star Rd.
Main St. @ Cranton Ave.
Main St. @ Dwinnell St.
West Newbury
Main St. @ Crane Neck Rd.
213 Main St.
Main St.. @ Newell Farm Dr.
 
Bradford/ Haverhill Rt. 6
First Stop @ 7:05AM
99 Ferry Rd
Ferry Rd. @ Neck Rd.
First Stop @ 7:05 AM
Farwood Dr. 357-404
South Main St. @ Presidential Dr.
South Main St. @ Fire Station
South Main St. @ Ari`s Pizza
Kingsbury Ave. @ S. Prospect St.
Kingsbury Ave. @ Hyatt Rd.
Kingsbury Ave .@ Lincolnshire Dr. (first entrance)
Lincolnshire Dr.@ Buckingham Ln.
Salem St. @ Harding Ave.
Chicks Roast Beef
Haverhill
Mediterranean Pizza
 
Haverhill Rt.  7
First pick up @ 7:00 AM
Haverhill
River St. @ Red Hen
River St. @ Beach St.
River St. @ Florence Ave. 
River St.  (110) @ Forrest  St.
West Lowell Ave @Colonial Farm Rd.
Lowell Ave @ Chunky’s Cinema  
Lowell Ave @ Washington St.  
Washington St. @ Observatory Ave. 
High St. @ Jackson St. 
High St. @ Arch St.
Primrose St. @ Charles St. 
Primrose St. @ Ringgold St.
 
Haverhill Rt. 8
First Pick Up @ 6:55 AM
Smiley School
Main St. @ Jaffarian Rd.
Main St. @ Woodrow Ave.
Rosemont St. @ Oliver St.
North Broadway @ Mariah Ridge Rd.
627 North Broadway
North Broadway @ Dawn Circle
815 North Broadway
Crystal St. @ Liberty St.
Crystal St. @ Village Woods Rd.
Broadway @ Crystal St.
Broadway @ Coachmans Ln.
Broadway @ Liberty St.
Broadway @ West Meadows Rd.
Broadway @ Grill Next Door
Broadway @ Carleton St.
Broadway @ Grove St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Federal St. 
Hilldale Ave. @ Willie St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Jefferey Ln.
Hilldale Ave. @ Lapierre St. 
Hilldale Ave. @ Cogswell St.

Riverside/ Haverhill Rt. 9
First pick up @ 7:00 AM
160 Millvale Rd.
89 Millvale Rd. 
East Broadway @ Seven Sisters
East Broadway @ Wedgewood Dr.
Charlie’s Variety
Groveland St. @ Savage St.
Lincoln Ave. @ Adams St.
Groveland St. @ Fernald Ave.
Boardman St. @ Hazen Ave.
Boardman St. @ Goodale St.
Summer St. @ Chestnut St.
Summer St. @ Webster St.
Main St. @ 5th Ave.
Main St. @ 8th  Ave.
Main St. @ 11th Ave.
Main St. @ 16th Ave.
Main St. @ 19th Ave.
Marsh Ave @ Winona Ave. 
North Ave. @ Haley Rd.
440 North Ave.
Concord St. @ Crosby St.
Concord St. @ St. Paul St.
Concord St. @ Victory Ave. 
80 Shattuck Rd.
Elliott St. @ Pear Tree Rd.
Amesbury Rd. @ Whittier Rd. 
Amesbury Rd. @ Town Line Convenience Store
 
Rowley  Rt.11
First Stop 7:00 AM
Rowley
262 Main St.
215 Wethersfield St.
Newburyport Turnpike @ Turcotte Dr.
189 Dodge Rd.  
 
Rowley Van Rt. 12
First Pick Up 7:05 AM
62 Glen St.
117 Hillside St.
81 Hillside St
438 Wethersfield
Georgetown
21 Village Ln.
 
Amesbury Van Rt. 13
First Pick Up 7:15 AM
Amesbury
5 Rocky Hill Rd.
18 West Winkley St. 
1 Tuxbury Ln.

 

 

 

Summer Session 2 (July 23)

Ipswich/ Rowley/  Georgetown/ Groveland Rt. 1
First pick up @ 6:45 AM
Ipswich
High St. @ Currier Park
Jeffrey’s Neck @ Northridge Rd.
9 Jeffrey’s Neck Rd.
County Rd. @ South Main St.
Market St. @ Depot Sq.
Linebrook Rd. @ Howe St.
Rowley
213 Newbury Rd.
Georgetown
119 East Main St.
Groveland
Salem St. @ Federal Way. ( PM Only)
School St. @ Ashcroft Terrace.
Main St. @ Cranton Ave.
West Newbury
Main St. @ Farm Ln.
Main St.. @ Newell Farm Dr.

Newburyport/ Newbury /West Newbury/Haverhill Rt.  2
First Pick Up @ 6:40 AM
Newburyport
155 Low St.
Newbury
Hanover St. @ Walton Ave.
Newburyport
Northern Blvd. @ 55th  St.
High Rd. @ Marlboro St.
High Rd.. @ Bromfield St.
High Rd. @ Green St.
Merrimac St. @ Woodland St
Merrimac St. @ Moulton St.
Moseley Ave @ Elmira Ave.
Moulton St. @ Ferry Rd.
Storey Ave. @ Kellerher Way
Turkey Hill Rd. @ Crow Ln.
 West Newbury
126 Indian Hill St.
88 Garden St.
Stewart St. @ Donavan Dr.
Main St. @ Stewart St.
Bridge St. @ Abion Ln.

Amesbury/Salisbury Rt. 3         
First Pick Up @ 6:55 AM
Salisbury
Beach Rd. @ Dock Ln.
Lafayette Rd. @ Gerrish Rd.
Cushing St.@ True Rd.
27 Baker Rd.
Amesbury
Elm St. @ Lafayette St  
Elm St. @ Collins St.
Elm St. @ Congress St.
Market St. @ Fern Ave.
Market St. @ Hill St.
Market St. @ Cedar St.
Friend St. @ Whitehall Rd.
Haverhill (110) @ 1st St.
 
Merrimac/Amesbury Rt. 4
First pick up @ 7:00 AM
Merrimac
West Main St. @ Gunnison Dr.
111 West Main St.
20 Birch meadow Rd.
Hadley Rd. @ Equestrian Way.
10 Brush Hill Rd.
Bear Hill Rd. @ West Shore Rd.
78 Highland Rd. 
West Main St. @ North Shore Bank
East Main St. @ Mill St.
East Main St. @ North Shore Community Trailer Park
Amesbury
Kimball Rd. @ Acadia Condo’s
Merrimac St. @ Beacon St.
Pleasant Valley Rd. @ Skunk Rd.
Middle Rd. @ Emery St.
Merrimac
River Rd. @ High St. (Church)
6 Merrimac St.  .

 
Groveland/Georgetown  Rt.  5
First pick up @ 6:55 AM.
Georgetown
7 West St.
Andover St. @ Cedar Ln.
Rowley
189 Dodge Rd.
Georgetown
68 Jewett St.
Groveland
15 Byfield Rd
Pond St. @ Prescott Ln.
Pond St. @ Prospect St.
Groveland
Rocky Woods Rd. @ King St.
152 King St.
   
Bradford/ Haverhill Rt. 6
First Stop @ 7:05 AM
99 Ferry Rd.
Ferry Rd. @ Cross Road
Farwood Dr. 357-404
Bradford Christian Academy
South Main St. @ Wainwright Ave.
South Main St. @ Presidential Dr.
South Main St. @ Fire Station
South Main St. @ Ari`s Pizza
Kingsbury Ave. @ S. Prospect St.
Kingsbury Ave. @ Hyatt Rd.
Kingsbury Ave .@ Lincolnshire Dr. (first entrance)
Lincolnshire Dr.@ Buckingham Ln.
Chadwick Rd. @ Towne Hill Rd.
Salem St. @ Harding Ave.
Chicks Roast Beef
Haverhill
Mediterranean Pizza
Kenoza Ave. @ Fountain St.

Haverhill Rt.   7
First pick up @ 7:00 AM
Haverhill
River St. @ Red Hen
River St. @ Beach St.
River St. @ Florence Ave.
River St.  (110) @ Forrest  St.
River St. @ Toby Ave.
West Lowell Ave @Methuen Rd. (Triangle)
Lowell Ave @ Chunky’s Cinema    
Lowell Ave. @ Washington St.
Washington St. @ John Ave.
Washington St. @ Observatory Ave. 
High St. @ Hancock St.
High St. @ Jackson St.
High St. @ Arch St.
Primrose St. @ Charles St.
Primrose St. @ 5th Ave. 
Primrose St. @ 9th Ave.
Primrose St. @ Garden Street
Primrose St. @ Ringgold St.


Haverhill Rt. 8
First Pick Up @ 6:55 AM
Smiley School
Main St. @ Woodrow Ave.
Rosemont St. @ Oliver St.
North Broadway @ Mariah Ridge Rd.
627 North Broadway
North Broadway @ Dianna  Dr.
815 North Broadway
Crystal St. @ Liberty St.
Crystal St. @ Village Woods Rd.
Broadway @ Crystal St.
Broadway @ Bailey Ct.
Broadway @ Coachmans Ln.
1278 Broadway
Broadway @ Liberty St.
Broadway @ Lake St.
Broadway @ West Meadows Rd.
Broadway @ Grill Next Door
Broadway @ Carleton St.
Broadway @ Wheeler Ave.
Broadway @ Smith St.
Broadway @ Grove St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Federal St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Willie St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Jefferey Ln.
Hilldale Ave. @ Acorn St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Lapierre St.
Hilldale Ave. @ Cogswell St.

   
Riverside/ Haverhill Rt. 9
First pick up @ 7:00 AM
East Broadway @ Seven Sisters
East Broadway @ Wedgewood Dr.
Charlie’s Variety
Groveland St. @ Douglas St.
Groveland St. @ Woods Ave.
274 Lincoln Ave.
Lincoln Ave. @ Adams St.
Groveland St. @ Fernald Ave.
Boardman St. @ Hazen Ave.
Boardman St. @ Goodale St.
Summer St. @ Chestnut St.
Summer St. @ Webster St.
Main St. @ 5th Ave.
Main St. @ 8th  Ave.
Main St. @ 11th Ave.
Main St. @ 16th Ave.
Main St. @ 19th Ave.
Marsh Ave @ Winona Ave.
North Ave. @ Brickett Hill Circle
North Ave. @ Haley Rd.
440 North Ave.
Concord St. @ Fairmount Ave.
Concord St. @ St. Paul St.
Concord St. @ Victory Ave. 
80 Shattuck Rd.
Elliott St. @ Pear Tree Rd.
Amesbury Rd. @ Whittier Rd. 
Amesbury Rd. @ Town Line Convenience Store

 

Rowley Van Rt.11
First Stop 7:10 AM
Rowley
Main Street @ Warehouse Ln.  
438 Wethersfield St.

   
Byfield Van Rt.12
First Pick Up 7:20 AM
Byfield
104 Central St.
171 Orchard St
West Newbury
113 Moulton St.  
111 Georgetown Rd.      
 
    
Amesbury/Byfield Van Rt. 13
First Pick Up 7:15 AM
Amesbury
456 Main St.
18 West Winkley St.
1 Tuxbury Ln.

 

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Work Permits

Child Labor- M.G.L. Chapter 149, sections 56 through 105

Employment permits are required for minors under age 18. Employment permits must be issued for and maintained at the site where the minor is working. Employments permits are issued by the superintendent of schools in the city or town where the minor attends school or lives.

For more information on obtaining an employment permit, please contact the division of Occupational safety at 617.626.6975 or visit http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/ ~ For Workers and Unions ~ Wage and Employment Related Programs ~ Youth Employment. 

Students can obtain permits from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. each school day, please ask for the Vocational Coordinators Office. Permits may also be obtained when school is closed by appointment by contacting the Vocational Coordinators office at 978.373.4101 x 267, or by visiting the superintendents office in the city or town of residence.

The Youth Employment Permit Application for 14 – 17 year-olds is available at http://www.ago.state.ma.us

If you need additional information please contact:

Beverly DeSalvo
Vocational / Technical Coordinator
978.373.4101 x 267

Forms and Documents

From time to time, we understand that sometimes forms that get sent home get misplaced. Please find below some of the most requested forms.


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Alumni

We want to hear from you! Tell us what you've accomplished since leaving Whittier Tech, and we'll contact you about writing a story about you and your successes. Just click the button below to fill out a brief form, and tell us your story! You might find yourself featured here or in a news story on the front page.

Transcripts

Looking for official high school transcripts? Visit the Guidance page under Student Life to process your request.

Alumni Job Postings

From time to time, we receive employment opportunities from the community that could be of interest to alumni. Current opportunities will appear below.

If you have a position you'd like to post here, contact Beverly Desalvo, Vocational Coordinator.