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Welcome to Worcester Technical High School

"Creating the Future through Technology, Training and Talent"

Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
Office Hours: 7:00-3:00 | Class Hours: 7:20-1:43

Main Office: (508) 799-1940 | Fax: (508) 799-1933
Transcript Request: (508) 751-7577
Tufts At Tech Veterinary Clinic: (508) 751-7670

This year has truly been a year of change. Due to budget cuts, we started the year with a double digit loss of staff, our fearless leader Dr. Sheila Harrity moved on to an exciting new opportunity in her career and we tragically lost our “Godfather” Mr. Ted Coghlin. Typical human nature is to resist change. However, in archetypal fashion, WTHS banded together, embraced the challenges, and is staying the course; for those that came before have prepared us well.

Our faculty, staff, and students remain dedicated to our mission as well as their personal goals of academic/technical success. We received our results from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the graduating class of 2014, and I am very happy to report that our four-year graduation rate improved to 96.8% and our dropout rate fell to 1%!

In December we hosted a college application and financial aid fair for our seniors. This event provided students an opportunity to work on their college applications and/or if undecided meet with college representatives. Also, students and parents were afforded the opportunity to receive information on financial aid.

On January 5th, we hosted U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Senator visited the school to see first-hand the best practices that earned both Blue Ribbon and national recognition. Senator Warren met with students from each of the four academies, who showcased the various capstone projects they are working on as well as the rigorous curriculum they receive. Albeit brief, her visit was chock-full of exciting projects. She left promising to be back!

On February 23rd, we again transported our entire school to the beautiful and historic Hanover Theater for our 7th Annual Motivational Speaker event. This year we welcomed Ms. Liz Murray. Ms. Murray was our first motivational speaker in 2009, she wowed the students and staff with her amazing story and achievements. She first spoke to us during her senior year at Harvard, she has since graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in psychology from Columbia University. Her story was the subject of a Lifetime Television produced movie entitled Homeless to Harvard. Liz Murray's life is a triumph over adversity and a stunning example of the importance of dreaming big.

In March we hosted our first Junior Class college fair. Organized by our elite staff of guidance counselors in cooperation with Mass EdCo, the junior class was presented information on the college application process and could visit with over twenty colleges and technical schools to discuss future opportunities. Additionally, with the support of a Financial Literacy Grant, our own Finance and Marketing students spoke to students and parents about financial planning for post-secondary education. The latter garnered the attention of the Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg. Treasurer Goldberg came to WTHS on March 16th with key members of her staff to tour the school, meet with students and faculty that have been the beneficiaries of the Financial Literacy Grant and then held a roundtable discussion on the future of Financial Literacy in our schools and community. The roundtable included 16 students, faculty, and administration, as well as representatives from the Worcester Credit Union, the State Treasures Office and our general advisory board. Treasurer Goldberg was very excited with all the great work that is being done.

We have accomplished much and there is much more to do. In April we will be visited by DESE for our Coordinated Program Review (CPR). Everyone in the school has been working diligently to prepare for this intensive review and we are confident that we will receive a favorable evaluation.

I couldn’t be more happy or proud of the WTHS family. All of this success could not have happened without supportive parents and guardians. We will continue to work together to ensure your child’s success.


Kyle J. Brenner

Worcester Technical High School

Program of Study

Our programs offer students the following:

  • High School Diploma and Technical Certification from a high school fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and Massachusetts Department of Education (DESE).

  • Integrated academic and technical curricula so students recognize and understand the value and purpose of their lessons.

  • Accelerated academic courses.

  • Education for equity in both the classroom and the work place.

  • Articulation agreements exist for all of our technical programs with such schools as Becker College, Johnson & Wales University, Massachusetts Bay Community College, Mt. Wachusett Community College, New England Institute of Technology, and Quinsigamond Community College.

Mission Statement

The mission of Worcester Technical High School is to educate and prepare our students, both academically and technically, to meet the challenges of a global society. Students will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging learning environment in the STEM initiatives to ensure our graduates are prepared for career and college and are able to compete globally.

School Philosophy

The philosophy of Worcester Technical High School is steeped in a proud tradition of providing excellence in technical and academic education. Administration, faculty, staff, and students work collaboratively to promote a school culture that fosters the expectation of excellence while respecting differences. All students are treated with respect and dignity and are provided diverse, extra-curricular experiences as they pursue their professional and academic goals in a multicultural environment. The educational climate serves to guide, assist and instill in each student a commitment to lifelong learning and to develop productive, responsible, and well-rounded citizens. All programs are enhanced and supported by partnership with community, industry, and educational institutions, as well as through participation and recommendations of various advisory boards. This educational environment affords all students the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential. Our philosophy is supported by clearly defined curriculum goals focused to meet or exceed current standards, yet flexible enough to meet the demands of an ever-changing world.

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Guidance Quarterly

Quidance Quarterly Spring 2015
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WTHS Drama Club Presents: An Evening of Two One-Act Plays!

Drama Club Poster
On Thursday, April 9th at 4:30pm and Friday, April 10th at 6:30pm the WTHS Drama Club will present “An Evening of Two One-Act Plays” featuring “The Hysterical History of the Trojan War,” and “How I Learned to Stop Being Afraid of My Gym Teacher.” With participation from an eclectic group of WTHS students and help from the Carpentry, Cosmetology, Graphic Communications, and Painting & Decorating shops, this will be show truly representative of our diverse student body. Please attend and support our hard-working students.

Mustang raffle

A fabulous 1967 Ford Mustang two door coupe will be raffled off on May, 6th. The best part, it comes with a free pasta dinner served by the culinary department. Here for the Poster.
And here for the car.

Paul Desrosiers Winning Design

Memorial page for Mr. Edwin B. "Ted" Coghlin

View the WTHS memorial page Memorium for Mr. Edwin B. "Ted" Coghlin

WTHS Featured on Chronicle

Chronicle features the accomplishments of WTHS students in this video

U.S. Sec. of Ed Arne Duncan praises Worcester Tech as a 'world class' school

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with Worcester Tech student Carlos Rivera, 18, after a presentation on the school's accomplishments during the secretary's visit on March 12.

Principal Sheila Harrity announced today that, President Barack Obama will deliver the Commencement address to Worcester Technical High School on Wednesday, June 11, at the DCU Center.
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