Blue Hills Regional Technical School is located in Canton, Massachusetts, in a geographical region that has abundant opportunities for students. Scores of outstanding colleges and universities are situated in Greater Boston, along with thriving businesses that employ our graduates. With easy access to Boston and Route 128 – an area famous for its high concentration of industrial technology – this location provides excellent opportunities for employment. Situated on a 35-acre campus that borders a tranquil MDC reservation, the school has a beautiful view of its namesake, "Big Blue" Hill.
Blue Hills has nine vibrant towns in its school district: Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph, and Westwood.
Students at Blue Hills Regional Technical School have a history of academic achievement, superb technical training, and character development. Through a curriculum which emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge technical programs and challenging academic courses, we enable them to become competent, caring and productive people in a diverse and changing world.Principal's Blog
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Superintendent, Principal and Academic Director express pride in students’ performance
Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requires the administration of Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams to sophomores in high school to determine student eligibility for a high school diploma, inform instruction, and to evaluate school performance according to the state curriculum frameworks.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton is pleased to announce its grade 10 MCAS scores for the 2014-2015 school year. Blue Hills saw significant gains in all three exams administered – English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Biology. Here are some of the highlights of the 2015 MCAS for Blue Hills:
· The number of students scoring either “Advanced” or “Proficient” increased from 2014 to 2015 in ELA from 93% to 98%; in Mathematics from 74% to 80%; and in Biology from 73% to 82%.
· The percentage of students scoring “Advanced” increased by 16% in ELA and by 4% in both Mathematics and Biology.
· Biology saw its best results in Biology since the inception of the Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS in 2008.
· Blue Hills scored higher than the state average on all three MCAS exams.
· In a comparison with our “DART” schools (10 vocational schools most similar to Blue Hills), we ranked 1st in ELA proficiency, 2nd in science proficiency, and 3rd in math proficiency.
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is extremely proud of its students for their very strong performance in the 2014-2015 school year. We commend students, parents/guardians, teachers, and the entire Blue Hills community for the continued commitment to student learning.
“We had pulled out of the effects of a dip in assessment performance several years ago, and I knew that our staff and students could do this again,” said Blue Hills Superintendent James P. Quaglia. “It takes a lot of hard work on everybody’s part. It pervades not only what you teach, but how you teach it.”
"I'm very proud of the effort put forth by our teachers and students who have worked so hard to achieve outstanding results on MCAS,” said Principal Jill Rossetti. “I also want to commend our students' parents and guardians for being so supportive and helping them excel on this important exam."
Blue Hills Academic Director Geoffrey Zini echoed their sentiments, saying, “Teachers and students work very hard to prepare for the MCAS during the school year. I'd like to commend the students, their teachers, and their families for their hard work and support last year. The students took the exams seriously, and it showed."
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FIFTY ADAMS SCHOLARS FROM CLASS OF 2016 AT BLUE HILLS REGIONAL IN CANTON ARE HONORED AT CEREMONY
By Judy Bass
Fifty recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship from the Class of 2016 at Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton were honored recently at a ceremony at the school attended by staff, family members, District School Committee members and legislators from Blue Hills' nine-town district comprised of Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph and Westwood.
The distinguished guests included Reps. Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton), who delivered the closing remarks, and Mark J. Cusack (D-Braintree).
This scholarship is awarded based on students' performance on the MCAS. Recipients will receive four years of free tuition at any Massachusetts state college or university.
Superintendent James P. Quaglia addressed the audience and congratulated the students on their achievement, as did Principal Jill Rossetti and Chairman of the Blue Hills Regional District School Committee Charles Flahive of Westwood, who was the keynote speaker. District School Committee member Kevin L. Connolly of Norwood also attended.
"What you earned is quite an accomplishment," Supt. Quaglia told the Adams Scholars. Principal Rossetti called them "the best and the brightest." Chairman Flahive focused on "attitude and gratitude" in his remarks, exhorting the students to choose two people such as two teachers and express thanks for their support. Rep. Timilty said, "Every individual in this room shares a great sense of pride in your accomplishments."
The ceremony was organized by the school's Guidance Department: Lead Guidance Counselor Sarah Titus, who was the emcee, Counselor Emily Stempler, and Counselor John-Henry Davis.
Blue Hills 2016 Adams Scholarship Recipients
NAME VOCATIONAL PROGRAM TOWN
Christopher Andrade Engineering Randolph
Jovanie Arocho Electronics Holbrook
Chloe Belanger Health Assisting Norwood
Mirabelle Billings Electrical Holbrook
Jack Borden Electronics Braintree
Trevere Bougouneau Graphic Communications Norwood
Carli Brown Drafting/CAD Holbrook
Alyssa Campbell Engineering Randolph
Kelton Chery Engineering Randolph
Alfred Coppola Culinary Arts Norwood
Kendra Coy HVAC Braintree
Alex Crisafulli Electronics Dedham
Robert Devine Construction Tech. Dedham
Davis Dhana Electrical Braintree
Jacob Dillow Drafting/CAD Norwood
Joseph Driscoll Electrical Holbrook
Matthew d'Entremont Drafting/CAD Avon
Leicina Fernandes Health Assisting Randolph
Kyle Hayes-Lauzon Early Education & Care Braintree
Carl Hokanson Computer Technology Holbrook
Keeghan Inglis-Dow Engineering Holbrook
Launa Jenkins Culinary Arts Randolph
Nicole Kelleher Health Assisting Braintree
Jared Lavoie Electronics Braintree
Candido Leyba Jourdain Electronics Norwood
Patrick MacPherson Engineering Holbrook
Mitchell Mafra Drafting Canton
Thomas Mayo Auto Repair Avon
Joseph McDonough Drafting Norwood
Vashayla Murray Culinary Arts Randolph
Linda Myers Electrical Braintree
Kaylee Noonan Computer Technology Braintree
Somkenechukwu Okeke Health Assisting Randolph
Geoffrey Ostman Drafting Braintree
Natalia Pacheco Drafting Canton
Chelsea Paduano Health Assisting Norwood
Szymon Plebaniak Drafting Avon
Rushane Pryce Collision Repair Milton
Keith Reissfelder HVAC Braintree
Kimberly Sian Engineering Holbrook
Kurtis Stackpole HVAC Braintree
Catherine Sullivan Design & Visual Comm. Braintree
Adjahni Thermot Culinary Arts Randolph
Darah Thornton Health Assisting Avon
Jake Twidwell Electrical Holbrook
Jasmine Vazquez Graphic Communications Braintree
Alec Verissimo Computer Technology Holbrook
Sabrina Vitagliano Health Assisting Braintree
Robert Walters HVAC Braintree
Marisa Woods Cosmetology Braintree
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Who We Are
Blue Hills Regional Technical School is a recognized leader in career and technical education. For nearly 50 years, we have been preparing the next generation of outstanding young professionals by providing them with practical, hands-on experience in their chosen career path, plus rigorous academics that position them to continue their education. The regional district includes Avon, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph and Westwood.