Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, or BVT for short, is a technical high school in Upton, Massachusetts, serving the thirteen towns of the Blackstone Valley. The school offers eighteen technical programs that students can enroll in to learn more about that trade.
|Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School|
|Type||Comprehensive Public High School|
|Superintendent||Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick|
|Principal||Anthony Steele II|
|Assistant Principals||Matthew Urquhart|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.7 to 1 (2014-2015)|
|Color(s)||Purple, Black, White|
|Mascot||Sporty the Beaver|
$18,989 per pupil (2016)
BVT is a technical school that serve grades nine through twelve. BVT is located in Upton, Massachusetts. BVT has a total of 1,185 students. 52% of the students are females and 48% of the students are males. Ethnicity rate is 94% non-Hispanic white, 3% Hispanic/Latino, 1% black, 1% Asian, 0.1% Hawaiian Native, and 2% other. There are 93 teachers that include a 13:1 ratio. The graduation rate from BVT is 99% which is a high graduation rate than a normal high school.
For the students who eat lunch 11% of the students get free lunch while 3% of the students get reduced lunch.
BVT offers Ap courses such as AP Chem, Spanish Language & Culture, Physics, English Literature & Composition, US History, Biology, Calculus, and Computer Science. Only 56% of students took an AP course and took the AP Test but only 51% of the students passed the test. Only 39% of the students have a passing rate, and only 28% have a quality adjustment participation rate.
Blackstone Valley Tech offers eighteen vocational programs, called "shops,":
- Automotive Collision and Repair and Refinishing
- Automotive Technology
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Culinary Arts
- Dental Assisting
- Drafting & Engineering Technologies
- Engineering Technology
- Graphic Communications
- Health Services
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing Technology
- Painting and Design Technology
The BVT mascot is the Beavers. The BVT football team has won three State Championships. The first state championship occurred on December 1, 2007, when BVT defeated Dean Tech 37-8 in the 3A Central-Western Massachusetts Super Bowl at Westfield State. The second state championship occurred on December 1, 2012,  when BVT defeated Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School 6-0 in the Division 6 Central Massachusetts Super Bowl at Worcester State. The third state championship occurred on December 1, 2018, when BVT defeated St. Mary's of Lynn 18-0 in the Division 7 Massachusetts State Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. During the 2017 Football Season, BVT lost in the 2017 Massachusetts State Championship Game to Mashpee 22-12 at Gillette Stadium. During both the 2017 and 2018 BVT Football Seasons the Beavers played in honor of their defensive line coach Derek Yancik, who past away on May 14, 2018,  after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Before being diagnosed with cancer Coach Yancik had been a long-time member of the BVT Football coaching staff and also served as an HVAC Shop teacher at BVT.
- "Blackstone Valley". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
- "Blackstone Valley in Upton Ma student body".
- "School / About BVT". www.valleytech.k12.ma.us. Retrieved 2019-03-06.