Quabbin Regional Middle School

High School Options

The guidance counselor at the middle school meets with students in 7th and 8th grade regarding high school options, including vocational education, specifically Pathfinder and Monty Tech, and how it compares to comprehensive high schools such as Quabbin.

Students who decide to apply to vocational school will need to complete an application in the beginning of 8th grade. Students who live in Barre, Hubbardston, Athol and Petersham are eligible to apply to Monty Tech in Fitchburg as these towns are members of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District. Students who live in Hardwick, New Braintree, Oakham and Ware are eligible to apply to Pathfinder in Palmer.

Field trips to both Monty Tech and Pathfinder are offered to 8th grade students to learn about various shops, the structure of the school and to assist students in making decisions regarding their high school plans.

Students who live in towns that are members of the Monty Tech district have the opportunity to engage in a VIP program, offered in the fall, through Monty Tech where students are exposed to various shops over five weeks. This is an afterschool activity provided by Monty Tech. Students can sign up for this program by contacting their guidance counselor.


APPLICATION PROCESS for Monty Tech:

1. Obtain an application from Guidance, or print one out online at http://www.montytech.net/. Click on ‘Admissions’ on the top tab and then select ‘Application’ in the drop down menu.

2. Return the completed application to Guidance by the beginning of December.

3. Applicants will be interviewed at Quabbin Regional Middle School.


APPLICATION PROCESS for Pathfinder

1. Students must apply online at www.pathfindertech.org

2. Return the completed application to Guidance by the end of January.

3. Applicants will be interviewed at Quabbin Regional Middle School.

NOTE: Admissions to a vocational/technical high school is very competitive!!

Three main criteria are:

  • Grades
  • Attendance (Documentation for doctors’ appointments, illness or other absences is important.)
  • Discipline