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.

Bus Routes

Updates:
  Wed. Aug 23rd - Route 13

2017-2018 School Year

Rt. C1 North Andover/South Lawrence/ North Lawrence/Methuen
First Stop @ 5:35 AM

Methuen
Merrimack St. @ Borrelli’s
South Lawrence
Mount Vernon St. @ Foxcroft St.
Beacon St. @ Duckett Ave.
Andover St. @ Broadway (Metro Bank)
Salem St. @ Foster St.
North Lawrence
Haverhill St. @ Newbury St.
East Haverhill St. @  Ferry St. 
Ferry St. @ Vermont St.
Methuen
East St. @ Birchwood Rd.
Broadway @ Brown St. (Rt. 28)
Lawrence
Haverhill St. @ Reservoir Terrace.
Methuen
Haverhill St. @ Glen Ave.
Forest St. @ Robin St.
Broadway @ Gleason St.
Washington St. @ Royal Oaks ( Druid Ave.)
Haverhill
West Lowell Ave. @ Methuen Rd. 
 
Rt. 1 Ipswich/Rowley/Georgetown/Groveland
First Pick Up @ 6:00 AM
Rowley

Haverhill St. @ Longmeadow Dr.    
Haverhill St. @ Bradford Tavern  
Ipswich
312 High St.
High St. @ Rosewood Dr.
High St. @ Mineral St.
County St.. @ East St.
Little Neck Rd. @ Northridge Rd.
County St.. @ green St.
County St. @ South Main St.
Market St. @ Depot Sq.
Washington St. @ Cottage St.
Linebrook Rd. @ Edge St.
339 Linebrook Rd.
Rowley
Newbury Rd. @ Harrison Circle
Haverhill St. @ Boxford Rd.
888 Haverhill St.
Georgetown
East Main St. @ Pillsbury Ln
East Main St. @ Elm St.
Pond St. @ Prospect St.     
Pond St. @ Mill St.
Groveland
215 Seven Star Rd.
168 Seven Star Rd.
Seven Star Rd. @ Holly Ln.
Seven Star Rd. @ Center St.
91 Seven Star Rd.

Rt. 2 Rowley /Groveland/Georgetown
First Stop @ 6:10 AM

189 Dodge Rd
526 Wethersfield St. 
448 Newburyport Turnpike   
Haverhill St. @ Leslie Rd.
East Main St. @ Tenny St.    
Tenny St. @ Marlboro Rd.    
Tenny St. @ Norino Way
68 Jewett St.
Georgetown
North St. @ Sawmill Way
North St. @ Parsonage St.
King St. @ Old Jacobs Rd.
Groveland
King St. @ Rocky Woods Rd.
152 King St.


Rt. 3 West Newbury/Newbury/Newburyport
First Pick Up @ 6:10 AM

Newburyport
Pond St. @ Greenleaf St.
Newbury
Hanover St. @ Walton St.
Hanover St. @ Green St.
High Rd. (1A) @ Plummers Ln.
235 High Rd. (1A)
High Rd. (1A) @ Old Pine Island Rd.
High Rd. (1A) @ Cottage Rd.
Newburyport
North End Blvd. @ 67th St.
North End Blvd. @ 53rd St.
North End Blvd. @ 20th St.
Plum Island Turn Pike @ Angie’s Garage
Water St. @ Marlboro St.
Water St. @ Bromfield St.
Water St. @ Not Your Average Joe’s
Merrimac St. @ Titcomb St.
Merrimac St. @ Leary’s Package Store
Merrimac St. @ California St.
Walnut St. @ Woodland St.
High St. @ Woodland St. 
High St. @ Fowles Market
Merrimac St. @ Moulton St. 
Elmira Ave @ Ferry Rd.
Storey Ave. @ Kelleher Way.
Turkey Hill Rd. @ Storey Ave.
West Newbury
750 Main St.
Main St. @ Stewart St.
Bridge St @ Steed Ave.
74 Bridge St.

Rt. 4 Rowley/Byfield/West Newbury/Groveland/Haverhill
First Stop @ 6:15 AM
Georgetown

134 Thurlow St.
102 Thurlow St. 
North St. @ Charles St.
North St. @ Web Rd. 
Byfield
Byfield Post Office
Central St. @ Pearson’s Plaza
Central St. @ Fatherland Dr.
Central St.@ Fatherland Dr. (Opposite end)
Georgetown
Jackman St. @ Warren St. & Elm St.
Rowley
294 Central St.
Pleasant St. @ Main St.
Main St. @ Warehouse Ln.
Central St. @ Country Gardens
Byfield
Central St. @ Orchard St.
102 Main St.
West Newbury
164  Indian Hill Rd.
Garden St. @ Rogers St. 
Haverhill
Amesbury Line Rd. @ Merrimac Childcare Center

Rt. 5 Groveland/ Georgetown
First Pick Up @ 6:30 AM
Groveland

School St. Carlida Rd.
School St. @ Wilbert Ave.
Salem St. @ Staunton Rd.
Salem St. @ Stevenson’s Way
Georgetown
Uptack Rd. @ Berrywood Dr.
Andover St. @ Hardy Terrace.
Andover St. @ Hamilton Terrace.
Andover St. @ Cedar Ln.
Central St. @ Village Pizza
West Main St. @ Weston Ave.
West Main St. @ Richardson Ln.
West Main St. @ King St.
Groveland
Salem St. @ Nicole’s Variety
School St. @ Ashcroft Terrace
Center St. @ Pandora Dr.
215 Center St.
Center St. @ King St.
248 Center St.
Center St. @ Rollins St.
Rollins St. @ Alpha Road
Garrison Ave. @ Francis Ave.
Main St. @ King St.
Main St. @ Riverside Pizza
Main St. @ Cranton Ave.
Main St. @ Lindsays Way
West Newbury
Main St. @ Farm Ln.
 
 

Rt. 6 Salisbury/Amesbury/Merrimac
First Pick Up @ 6:30 AM
Salisbury

Main St. @ Viking St.
Toll Rd. @ Pike St.
Lafayette Rd. @ Kendall Ln.
75 Lafayette Rd.  
Lafayette Rd. @ Forrest St.
Beach Rd. @ Go-Cart’s
Beach Rd. @ Salisbury Inn
Beach Rd. @ Dock Ln.
7 Ferry Rd.
Ferry Rd. @ Samantha Way.
Elm St. @ Harry’s Garage (PM Only)
Elm St. @ Harrison Ave.
Elm St. @ Mudnock Rd.
27 Baker Rd.
Baker Rd. @ Rabbit Rd.
20 Rabbit Rd.
Amesbury
Rt. 110 Sunoco
Macy St. (Rt.110) @ Dunkin Donuts
Rt. (110) @C.V.S.
Rt. (110) Haverhill Rd. @ Andyman’s
Haverhill Rd. (110) @ Hoyt Ave.
Middle Rd. @ Cottage Ln.
79 Middle Rd.  
Merrimac
Merrimac St. @ Little Pond Rd.
 

Rt. 7 Bradford
First Stop @ 6:50 AM

Ferry Rd. @ South Riverview St.
Cross Rd. @ Ferry Rd.
Farwood Dr. 81-176
Farwood Dr. 357-404
Oxford Ave. @ Bradford Christian Academy
South Main St. @ Forest Acre’s Dr.
Ari’s Pizza @ South Main St.




 

 

 

 

 

 



Rt. 8 Amesbury/ Salisbury
First Stop @ 6:35 AM
Amesbury

Kimball Rd. @ Acadia Condo’s
Kimball Rd. @ Lake Attitash Way
Kimball Rd. @ Newton Rd. 
Newton Rd. @ Powow Cove Ln.
Whitehall Rd. @ Cynthia Ln.
92 Whitehall Rd.
Whitehall Rd. @ High St.
Whitehall Rd. @ Whittier Ave.
Friend St. @ Greenleaf St.
Greenleaf St. @ Sparhawk St.
Main St. @ Library
After the Rotary @ Crosswalk (Jade 3 Chinese)
Congress St. @ Madison St.
Congress St. @ Garden St.
Clinton St. @ Cedar St.
Clinton St. @ Market St.
Market St. @ Fern Ave.
Salisbury
Elmwood St. @ Back River Rd.
34 Folly Mill Rd.   
81 Folly Mill Rd.
Folly Mill Rd. @ Locust St.
Amesbury
Monroe St. @ Ash St.
Elm St. @ Monroe St.
Elm St. @ Lafayette St.
Pleasant Valley Rd. @ Riverfront Dr.

Rt. 11 Bradford
First stop @ 6:40 AM

South Main St. @ Presidential Dr.
Laurel Ave. @ South Main St. (Fire Station)
South Main St. @ South Prospect St./Kingsbury Ave.
Kingsbury @ Hyatt Ave.
Kingsbury @ Lincolnshire Dr.
Lincolnshire Dr. @ Devonshire Ln.
Lincolnshire Dr. @ Chadwick Rd.
Chadwick Rd. @ Hyatt Ave.
Chadwick Rd. @ Town Hill Rd.
Chadwick Rd. @ Boxford Rd. 

Rt. 12 Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 6:40 AM

Lowell Ave. @ Lansing Ave.
Lowell Ave. @ Washington St.
Lowell Ave @ Carlton St.
Haverhill
River St. @ Hunter Ave.
River St. @ Alpha St.
River St. @ Prescott St.
River St. @ Toby Ave.  
River St. @ Western Ave.  
River St. @ Thornton Ave.
River St. @ Revere Ave.
River St. @ Cheever St.
River St. @ Maxwell St.
River St. @ Bowley St.
River St. @ Hall St.
River St. @ Red Hen

Rt. 13 Riverside /Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 6:45 AM

372 Middle Rd.
Millvale Rd. @ Powdermill Rd.  
206 Kenoza St.
361 Kenoza St.   
Kenoza St. @ Golden Hill Ave.
12 East Broadway
Keeley St. @ Race St.
Lincoln Ave @ Munroe St.
Groveland St. @ Douglass St.
Woods Ave @ Old Ferry Rd.
20 Old Ferry Rd.
East Broadway @ Marina Dr.
East Broadway @ 7 Sisters Rd.
655 East Broadway
710 East Broadway
 
Rt. 14 Bradford/Groveland/West Newbury
First Stop @ 6:45 AM
Bradford

Chick’s Roast beef
Salem St. @ Peabody St.
Salem St. @ Bradford Country Store
Groveland
Washington St. @ Center St.
Main St. @ Wharf Dr.
Gardner St. @ Pleasant St.
West Newbury
6 Crane Neck St.
Crane Neck St. @ Robin Rd. (2nd Entrance)
Maple St. @ Main St. (Rt. 113)
Main St. @ Bachelor St. 

Rt. 15  Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 6:40 AM

61 Corliss Hill Rd.
124 Corliss Hill Rd.
Gile St. @ Woodland Park Dr.
Gile St. @ Lucus Dr.
Brickett Hill (Condo’s)
North Ave @ Haley Rd.
North Ave @ Northside Condo’s
North Ave @ Concord St.
North Ave. @ Tenadel Ave.
North Ave @ Sagamore Pl.
Main St. @ 14th Ave.
Main St. @ 10th Ave.
Lawrence St. @ Hamilton St. 
Lawrence St. @ Fountain St.



Rt. 16 Haverhill
First Stop @ 6:55 AM

High St. @ Arch St.
Washington St. @ Observatory Ave.
Washington St. @ Bartlett School
Consentino School

 Rt. 17 Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 7:05 AM

White St. @ Richdale’s
Primrose St. @ Charles St.

Rt. 18 Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 7:00 AM

200 Amesbury Rd.
Amesbury Rd. @ Longview St.
310 Kenoza Ave
Kenoza Ave @ Cake’s By Erin
Main St. @ 6th Ave.
Main St. @ 8th Ave.
Main St. @ Brookline Ave.

Rt. 19 Merrimac/Amesbury
First Pick Up @ 6:40 AM
Merrimac

20 Birch Meadow Rd.
68 Birch Meadow Rd. 
91 Hadley Rd.
Hadley Rd. @ Equestrian Way.
Highland Rd. @ Battis Rd.
Church Street @ Sweetsir School
2 Harriman Rd.
Harriman Rd. @ Brush Hill Rd. 
73 Bearhill Rd.
Bearhill Rd. @ West Shore Rd.
East Main St. @ Deleo’s
Amesbury
156 Haverhill Rd.
Haverhill Rd. @ Spindle St.
Haverhill Rd. @ Olde Taverne Rd.
Merrimac
West Main St. (110) @ Attitash Ave.
East Main St. @ Bear Hill Rd.
53 East Main St.
West Main St. @ North Shore Bank
West Main St. @ Roger’s Funeral Home
West Main St. @Merrimac Library
West Main St. @ Birch Meadow Rd.
West Main St. @ Westminster Rd.
West Main St. @ Gunnison Dr.

Rt. 20  Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 6:55

Primrose St. @ 5th Ave.
Primrose St. @ 8th Ave.
Primrose St. @ 16th Ave.
Primrose St. @ Ringgold St.
Main St. @ Smiley School
Main St. @ Jaffarian Rd.
Main St (Rt.125) @ Woodrow Ave.
Merrill Ave @ Winston Circle
Merrill Ave. @ Rosemont St. 
Rosemont St. @ Alvanos Dr. 

Rt. 21 Haverhill
First Stop @ 6:40 AM

Broadway @ The Grill Next Door
Broadway @ West Church
Broadway @ Andy’s
1022 Broadway
Broadway @ Liberty St.
Broadway @ Coachmans Ln.
1278 Broadway
Broadway @ Torosian Ln.
Broadway @ Bailey’s Ct.
Broadway @ Crystal St.
Crystal St. @ Crystal Ave.
Crystal St. @ Ruth Circle
Village Woods @ Old Yankee Rd.
Liberty St. @ Sawmill Ridge Rd.
Liberty St. @ Crystal St.
Crystal St. @ Jerrico Rd.
North Broadway @ Parsonage Hill
North Broadway @ Diana Dr.
579 North Broadway
North Broadway @ St. Onge Terrace
North Broadway @ Mariah Ridge Rd.
North Broadway @ Monument St.

Rt. 22 Haverhill
First Pick Up @ 7:00 AM

346 Broadway @ First Presbyterian Church
Broadway @ Chicken Connection
Broadway @ Oak Terrace
High St. @ Market
Grove St. @ Broadway
Amesbury Rd. @ Biggart’s Ice Cream
Amesbury Rd. @ Turner Ave.
Amesbury Rd. @ Atwood St.
Amesbury Rd. @ Joe’s Quick Stop

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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.