State Awards Grant to Pentucket Regional to add Manufacturing, Environmental and Life Sciences

The common area of the Pentucket Regional Middle High School. (Courtesy photograph.)

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Pentucket Regional High School is one of 31 high schools across the state to receive a grant aimed at creating new Innovation Career Pathways for students.

Pentucket, which was awarded a $25,000, is one of 18 schools planning to add Innovation Career Pathways for the first time. The school will use the planning grant to pursue establishing two different pathways for students—Manufacturing and Environmental and Life Sciences.

“Pentucket sees this as an amazing opportunity to connect with industry partners and provide our students with advanced learning that has practical applications. We are looking forward to leveraging all of the resources from the region, the department of education, and other districts engaging in Innovative Pathways work too,” said Assistant Superintendent of the Pentucket Regional School District Brent Conway.

High schools will use the money to develop and map out curriculum, pursue partnerships with local businesses and higher education institutions and explore internship possibilities, project opportunities and more.

Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley noted, “Innovation Career Pathways are helping students across the Commonwealth discover the future paths they want to pursue before they graduate high school.”

The Healey-Driscoll Administration said in a statement, Innovation Career Pathways, in addition to Early College programs and other advanced and applied learning opportunities, are a critical part of’ its vision of “Reimagining High School” by improving equitable access to more engaging and dynamic coursework that better prepares students for their future, whether that be college or a career.

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