Admissions

Essex Technical High School admits students from our 17 member communities to our career technical, animal science, and agricultural programs. Member communities include Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham.  Students from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are also eligible to apply for admission to Essex Technical High School’s animal science, agricultural, and natural resource programs (See: Specialized Agricultural and Natural Resources Programs Nonresident Student Enrollment Advisory, MA DESE below).

Open House

Essex Technical High School’s annual Open House for prospective students will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

 

Application Process

All students applying for admission to Essex Technical High School must complete the Essex Technical High School Admission Application and adhere to our Admissions Policy (see below). NOTE: “Non-resident” students applying for admission to the eight (8) animal science and agricultural programs are NOT required to complete a Chapter 74 Non-Resident Tuition application in addition to their Essex Technical High School application (See: Specialized Agricultural and Natural Resources Programs Nonresident Student Enrollment Advisory, MA DESE below).

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Important Admissions Dates:

Grade 8 Counselor Admissions Orientation (for Middle School Counselors ONLY) October 12, 2017
Annual Open House for Prospective Students & Families November 18, 2017
Applications Due (Class of 2022/Grade 9) Second Friday in January*
First Round of Acceptance Notifications for Class of 2022/Grade 9 Mailed April 15-20, 2018 (anticipated)
Transfer Applications Due (Class of 2021, 2020, 2019) April 15, 2018*
Transfer Acceptance Notifications (Class of 2021, 2020, 2019)
Please note: In addition to Admission Policy standards,  acceptance to Grades 10-12 is limited to availability in CTE programs.
August 1, 2018 (anticipated)*

*Dates subject to change pending final approval by MA DESE and ENSATSD

Steps For Applying: 

  • Parent/Student: Please complete an admissions application The electronic application for Fall 2018 admissions will be available after October 1, 2017. You may download a paper application below. Complete pages 1, 2, 3, and then sign page 4 of this application;
  • Your child’s Guidance Counselor will forward application documents directly to Essex Technical High School for processing:
    • Grades for the current school year (through Term 2) and previous school year;
    • Attendance records for the current school year (through Term 2) and previous school year;
    • Discipline/Conduct records for the current school year (through Term 2) and previous school year;
    • Guidance Recommendation Rating on the application.

No application will be processed if all required documents are not included with the application on or before the Second Friday in January* (1/12/2018). NOTE: “Non-resident” students applying for admission to the eight (8) animal science and agricultural programs are NOT required to complete a Chapter 74 Non-Resident Tuition application in addition to their Essex Technical High School application (See: Specialized Agricultural and Natural Resources Programs Nonresident Student Enrollment Advisory, MA DESE below).

 


 

Admissions Presentation

The video below is a recorded  “Admission Informational Session” from our most recent annual open house.

 


 

News & Updates


Contact Admissions

(978) 304-4705  |  [email protected]

  • Ms. Marian Garabedian,  Student Services & Admissions Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Shannon Donnelly, Admissions Coordinator & Gr. 9 Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Kelly Mello, Admissions Counselor
  • Ms. Wendy Fajardo, Admissions Counselor