In the Early Education program, tomorrow's teachers are working with toddlers and pre-schoolers. Around the corner, Culinary Arts students are preparing lunch for a restaurant patron who just received a haircut inside the Cosmetology Program's teaching salon. Down the street, Carpentry students are putting the finishing touches on a home they built for the Town of Franklin. While this may sound very exciting, this is just a normal day for Tri-County students.
Walking through the building on a typical day, Tri-County often feels more like a school full of career-focused professionals than teenagers. Whether they plan to attend college or enter the workforce upon graduation, our students have goals and plans for achieving them. Our goal is to facilitate those plans by providing students with an education that fosters their strengths and abilities.
Tri-County offers many of the same opportunities as a traditional high school. A Tri-County student can take Advanced Placement courses, join a sports team, attend prom, and move on to a selective four-year college. What makes a Tri-County education different is the additional doors it can open. Our 17 Career Programs and rigorous academic courses equip students with the state-of-the-art technical skills and scholastic proficiency necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century workplace.
2017 Admissions Timeline
While Tri-County accepts applications on a rolling basis, we do anticipate a wait list for Fall 2017. As a courtesy, we’ve compiled this timeline to ensure all applicants are aware of recommended application deadlines.
February 1: Tri-County will visit in-district middle schools to conduct interviews with applicants in early February. We strongly recommend submitting an application prior to February 1 to ensure your child is considered among the first wave of applicants.
April 14: Absolute last day to apply to be considered among the first wave of applicants. In-district applicants who apply after Tri-County conducts in-school interviews must schedule an interview to be held at Tri-County during a regular school day. No application will be reviewed without the completion of an interview. We strongly recommend applying prior to February 1.
May 5: First wave of Admissions decisions will be mailed.
May 19: Reply deadline for admitted students.*
June 1: Second wave of Admissions decisions will be mailed.
June 15: Reply deadline for students admitted on June 1.*
*Any student who does not notify Tri-County of his/her decision by the advertised deadline will be moved to “inactive” status. “Inactive” students will be placed on the waiting list should they notify Tri-County of their decision to attend after the advertised deadline.
Apply to Tri-County
Ready to jump-start your future? You can begin the admissions process by clicking here.
For those who would prefer to fill out a paper application, Tri-County applications are available online, at all sending schools, or through the Tri-County Guidance Office. After completing a paper application, please deliver it to your sending school guidance counselor. The guidance counselor completes the form and attaches the necessary records. If you apply online, we'll take care of delivering the application to your sending school guidance counselor.
Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 10 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour.
Criteria for admission includes:
- Scholastic record
- Attendance record
- Recommendations of the sending school
- An interview with a counselor from Tri-County
- Discipline record
The Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District is an equal opportunity employer and coeducational high school that does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation, or disability in its employment policies, in the enrollment of students, or in eligibility for programs and activities in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To contact the Title VI, Title IX or 504 coordinator call or write Adele Sands, Director of Student Services, Tri-County RVTHS, 147 Pond Street, Franklin, MA 02038, 508-528-5400.
- Admissions Policy - English (pdf)
- Admissions Application - English (pdf)
- Politica de Admision y Procedimientos (pdf)
- Formulario Para Solicitud de Admission (pdf)
- Regulamento e Procedimento de Admissoes (pdf)
- Formulario Para Admissao (pdf)
- Sample Interview Questions
- FAQs for Parents
- FAQs for Students
- Apply Online
- Paper Application
- Welcome to Tri-County Class of 2021