Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School
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|Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School|
1121 Ashley Boulevard
|Teaching staff||198.51 (FTE)|
|Number of students||2,153 (2017–18)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.85|
|Color(s)||Green & Gold|
$19,667 per pupil
|Academic Principal||Michael Watson|
|Career and Technical Education Principal||Robert Watt|
|Assistant Principals||Robert Pimental (Grade 9)|
|Shop Coordinators||Thaddeus "Ted" Haggerty (Cluster A)|
Joanne Romanelli (Cluster B)
Michael Frey (Cluster C)
Steve Walker (Cluster D)
Guy Shephard (Cluster E)
|Academic Department Heads||Susan Sylvia (English)|
Greg Haley (Math)
Erin Wallace (Science)
Brian Patenaude (Social Studies)
Ryan Methia (Health/Athletic Director)
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School (commonly referred to as GNB Voc-Tech, Voc-Tech, or Voc) is a vocational high school located in New Bedford, Massachusetts for students in grades 9-12. The school draws its student body from the towns and cities of New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven. It is considered its own school district, thus having an on-site superintendent as well as an academics principal and a vocational-technical principal. Students alternate between six day long career technical and academic cycles.
Students at GNB Voc-Tech experience an education which blends academic instruction with career and technical education. They can choose from more than two dozen career majors. In a typical class, 60-70% of its graduates choose to continue their education, either at colleges or advanced technical schools. Another 30-35% enter the workforce and approximately 2% enter the armed services.
Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School offers more than 30 Career and Technical Programs that students can choose from. These career and technical programs are divided into academies based on industry or group of industries.
Construction and Drafting Cluster (Cluster A)
- Drafting Technology (DT)
- Architectural Drafting (AD)*
- Electromechanical Drafting (ED)*
- Carpentry (CR)
- Electrical Technology (EC)
- Painting & Design (PD)*
- Plumbing (PL)
Education, Health Services, and Hospitality Cluster (Cluster B)
- Culinary Arts (CU)
- Dental Assisting (DA)
- Early Childhood Education and Teaching (ED)
- Medical Assisting (MA)
- Nurse Assisting and Health Assisting (HS)
Transportation and Manufacturing Cluster (Cluster C)
- Automotive Technology (AM)
- Collision Repair (CL)
- Diesel Technology (DS)
- Metal Fabrication and Joining (MJ)
- Machine Technology (MT)
- Stationary (formerly Steam) Engineering (SE)
Science, Technology, and Engineering Cluster (Cluster D)
- Engineering Technology (EN)
- Environmental Science and Technology (ES)
- HVAC-R Appliance Technology (HT)
- Computer Information Technology (IT)***
- Information Support Services and Networking (IS)**
- Programming and Web Development (PW)**
- Legal and Protective Services (LP)
Arts, Communication, and Consumer Services Cluster (Cluster E)
- Business Technology* (BT)
- Cosmetology (CS)
- Fashion Design (FD)
- Media Technology (ME)
- Visual Design (VI)
* represents Vocational-Technical programs only offered to Juniors and Seniors.
** represents Vocational-Technical programs only offered to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
*** represents Vocational-Technical programs only offered to Freshman.
- Baseball - MIAA Division ll State Champions (2017)
- 2016 Massachusetts Large School State Vocational Champions
- Football - Massachusetts Vocational Large State Champions (2010, 2011)
- Boys Soccer - MIAA Division I South Sectional Champions (2011)
- Massachusetts Vocational Large State Champions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
- Girls Volleyball - Massachusetts Vocactional Large State Champions (2010, 2011)
- Boys Volleyball - MIAA Division II Eastern Mass. State Champions (2004, 2006)
- Boys Volleyball - MIAA Division I Eastern Mass. State Champions (2009)
- Girls Basketball - MIAA Division IV South Sectional Champions (2012), D-IV State Finalists (2013, 2013))
- Massachusetts Vocational Large State Champions (2010, 2011, 2012)
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