Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
The Community School
Student Services
dedicated support to students

Cape Cod Tech’s Student Services Department includes School Counseling, Special Education, and the Nurse’s Office. Together we serve our community by advocating and advancing those services necessary for student growth and development, school success, and personal and social wellness.

Our Student Services team provides dedicated support to students as they transition from middle school into high school and on to college or a career.

School Counseling

The School Counseling Department supports Cape Cod Regional Technical High Schools mission by empowering all students to succeed in a changing world, through a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses their academic, technical, workplace readiness and personal/social needs.  All school counseling programs use the Massachusetts School Counselors association model for curriculum development.

Each grade has targeted objectives for delivering curriculum:

  • 9th Grade: Exploratory, Career Portfolio Development
  • 10th Grade: Study skills, Career Portfolio Development
  • 11th Grade: Career and College search, Co-op procedures, Portfolio Development,
  • 12th Grade: Career and College completion of Portfolio, Scholarship Application process, Financial Aid process.

We also hold a Parent Night for each grade to fully communicate and further support our programs with students. Please see the parent newsletter for more information on dates and times.

Special Education
learning for everyone

Students who are identified as having specific learning issues may be scheduled for smaller classes taught by teaching/learning specialists. These courses may include English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies. The decision to include students in one or more of these classes is made during their individual team meeting. The content of each course parallels the mainstream curricula, aligns with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for each subject and prepares the students to demonstrate their individual academic proficiency on the MCAS.

Additionally, students’ individual abilities and learning styles are the primary considerations in the delivery and method of instruction. Opportunities for small group differentiated instruction and cooperative learning creates an environment that maximizes student learning. Some Special Education students are scheduled for a tutorial. This graded class is designed to provide additional instruction, guided practice, review and supplemental course work to support student success. However, students scheduled for a tutorial are still responsible for recognizing their need for extra help or to stay after school with their individual subject teachers.

Please note that students who have a disability that may be affecting their education have a right to receive a free appropriate public education. This could include special education services. All public schools are required to consider evaluating students who are suspected of having such a disability if the disability is not already known. If you are aware of such a student, please contact the Director of Special Education in the student’s local school. For students attending Cape Cod Regional Tech in Harwich, please contact Kate Clemens, Director Student Services at 508-432-4500 x236.

Academic Support

Eligibility for an academic support class is determined through the IEP or 504 process

Grades 9 and 10, the goal of AS is to utilize group and individualized instruction to provide the student the necessary skills to become a learner capable of completing challenging curriculum with increased independence. Emphasis will be on literacy / study skills and supported skills acquisition for a successful MCAS.  Goal is greater academic independence by the end of 10th grade.·

  • Each special needs teacher will need to review Rank Book grades for each AS student with the student and include the data in the student’s folder on a weekly basis
  • Each general education should communicate weekly (or more frequently for students with grades of D+ or lower) owed work, poor quality work, low quizzes /tests etc. General education teachers will need to supply supplemental content work for the AS teacher.

MCAS - Grade 11-12

Only for students who have failed one or more sections of MCAS. Goal is to boost the weak content area skill sets the prevented the student from successfully passing MCAS.   Detailed analysis of MCAS scores and problem areas will be done and shared with the teacher of the class.

Social Learning - Grades 9-12

Course is often co- taught with special education teacher and school adjustment counselor / or guidance counselor. Life skills, social emotional support/learning and school problem solving are all part of the course.

  • Placement in class by IEP/504 referral process for students with emotional, behavioral issues

Transition skills - Grades 9-12

These students have significant IEPs, generally have had additional support (1:1 aides in middle school) and benefit/require explicit instruction to gain greater independence as a high school learner. 

Career & College Counseling

At Cape Cod Tech, we are dedicated to preparing our students for Career, college, and beyond.

college Resources

college matriculation

  • Anna Maria College
  • Bay State College
  • Becker College
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
  • Brevard Community College
  • Bridgton Academy
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Butera School of Art
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Central Maine Community College
  • Champlain College
  • Clarkson University
  • Colby-Sawyer Collge
  • Columbia College
  • Connecticut Culinary Institute
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Curry College
  • Daniel Webster College
  • Dean College
  • Elms College
  • Endicott
  • Fisher College
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Florida A & M University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida State University
  • Framingham State University
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Full Sail University
  • Furman College
  • George Mason University
  • Golf Academy of America
  • Indian River State College
  • Ithaca College
  • Johnson & Wales University, FL
  • Johnson & Wales University, RI
  • Johnson State College
  • Keene State University
  • Lasell College
  • Lincoln Technical Institute
  • Lyndon State college
  • Maine College of Art
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Marine Mechanic Institute
  • Marion Court College
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts\
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health
  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Massasoit Community College
  • McPherson College
  • Merrimack College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mitchell College
  • Mount Ida College
  • New England Institute of Technology
  • New England Culinary Institute
  • Newbury College
  • Nichols College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Norwich University
  • NOVA
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Pace University
  • Palm Beach Community College
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Philadelphia University
  • Phoenix University
  • Plymouth State University
  • River Valley Community College
  • Riviera College
  • Roanoke College
  • Rutgers State University
  • Salem State University
  • Salve Regina
  • San Diego Community College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Simmons College
  • Southeast Lineman Trading
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • St. Francis Xavier University - Nova Scotia
  • State University of New York
  • Sterling College
  • Stonehill College
  • Suffolk University
  • The Art Institute of Boston
  • The New England Institute of Art
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts - Boston
  • University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts - Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts - Stockbridge
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Northwestern Ohio
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Vermont
  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Wayne State University
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Western New England College
  • Westfield State College
  • Wheelock College
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University
Graduation and Promotion Policy

In order to graduate, students must currently complete the required  credits by passing school courses, or approved makeup in all courses, along with Senior Project and ELA, Math and Science  MCAS (or other state mandated high school diploma assessment exam), in order to graduate.

Required Course Credits  include:

  • Six Credits in English
  • Six Credits in Math (Including Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry)
  • Five Credits in Science, Technology and Engineering(Including two credits in life science and physical science courses)
  • Three Credits in Social Studies (Including US History I and US History II)
  • Twenty Credits in Shop if enrolled at CCT for four years, sixteen credits in shop if enrolled at CCT for three years, twelve credits in shop if enrolled at CCT for two years
  • Three credits in Technical Theory if enrolled in Auto Collision, Auto Tech, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electrical, Graphic Arts, Health Technologies, Horticulture, HVAC, Information Technologies, Marine Services, Plumbing, and Engineering
  • Two credits in Technical Theory if enrolled in Cosmetology or Dental Assisting
  • Two Credits in Physical Education (This may be less due to shop pullout.)
  • Four Credits in Electives (Physical Education on the academic schedule may be considered an elective)
  • One Credit in Senior Project

In special situations, graduation requirements  may be waived pursuant to approval by the Principal, Superintendent of Schools and School Committee if the benefits appear to  be great enough to warrant it.

As per our promotion policy, any student with more than two academic credit deficiencies will not be promoted. Students failing more than two credits must complete approved makeup and reduce these credit deficiencies to less than two credits in order to be promoted

  • Any student failing shop ( 4 or 6 credits) for the year will also not be promoted.
  • Should a student fail a total of two or more credits (including shop theory), he/she must attend summer school.
  • Students and parents must contact Cape Cod Tech or their local high school for summer school options.
  • All students* who do not qualify for promotion along with those who have specifically failed shop will be offered an opportunity to shadow in those shops where a seat is available. Students will be allowed to shadow for a minimum of two days and a maximum of ten days, if needed, in order to receive a recommendation for placement in a new shop. If there is no shop in which the student is interested or they are not accepted into a new shop, they will be encouraged and assisted in returning to their sending high school.

*Please note: There may not be a seat in the student’s current shop.

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