|Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School|
|Superintendent||Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick|
|Colors||Gold and Purple|
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is a technical high school in Upton, Massachusetts serving the 13 towns of the Blackstone Valley. The school offers seventeen technical programs that students can enroll in to learn more about that trade. This school was originally designed to serve students who could not or did not want to go to college. However, times have changed and a large amount of the students who graduate from this school go on to continue their education. The school aids students in either going on to post-secondary education or right into the workforce.
The 13 towns that the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational School District serves are Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge. It is located in a rural area with the largest town, by population, being Milford. Located in the heart of the region, it is easily accessible within an hour's drive of Boston, Providence, Worcester, and Hartford.
During students' Freshman year, students explore seven of the school's seventeen technical programs. Following the completion of the Freshmen Exploratory, students choose three technical programs they most desire for permanent placement. Sorted by grades and attendance, students are placed in their permanent technical programs. Parents of the students are notified of their placement. The students will remain in their technical program for the remaining 3½ school years.
Blackstone Valley students have the opportunity to participate in 16 various athletics. Blackstone Valley competes in the Colonial Athletic League.
The 2008-2009 Boys Varsity Soccer Team was recently ranked Number 1 in the MIAA Central Division II Tounament with a 16-1-2 (10-1-1 C.A.L.) regular season record. The Boys team is also the current Massachusetts State Vocational Champions. MIAA Central Division II tournament, the team got a first round bye being the number one seed in the tournament. In the quarter final round, the team had an astonishing 4-0 victory over league opponent Bay Path now advancing to the MIAA Central Division II semi finals for the first time since 2006. Hudson High School, ranked number 4, would be the opponent after a penalty kick shoot-out against Northbridge High School, ranked number 2. Hudson overcame BVT with a final score of 3-1.
Blackstone Valley has been involved with the SkillsUSA program (formerly known as VICA) for many years. Blackstone Valley is in the West District when competing on the district level, and is the current host of the state level competition, often sending students to the national competition. Blackstone Valley is typically a fierce competitor at the SkillsUSA competitions. Students from every program have a good record of winning medals at all levels of SkillsUSA competitions.
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is regulated by the Massachusetts Board of Education and is a part of the Massachusetts network of regional vocational high schools.