Every student is assigned a guidance counselor who may work with the student, parents, teachers, and other professionals. Primarily, the counselor assists the student in addressing concerns and decisions about course selections, school progress, personal and social relationships, and educational and vocational planning. Some small group counseling and support groups are available. The guidance department has a collection of career material and information on schools and colleges, scholarships and supplementary material.
In addition the Keefe Technical School Guidance Department provides curriculum to students addressing academic, career-technical, and social-emotional goals and is in line with the Massachusetts Model for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs. Various programs are implemented throughout the year based on student need and department goals.
A concentration in one of fifteen Career & Technical Programs plus a full schedule of academic courses satisfies graduation requirements.
Articulation agreements with local colleges provide students in Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Information Systems and Business Technology with advanced placement. Qualifying seniors may participate in a dual enrollment program with a college.
Cooperative Education Programs are available to qualifying juniors and seniors. Students may become involved in the world of employment experience during their Career and Technical week and earn money as well as credit toward their high school diploma.
For more information please download our Comprehensive Program of Studies HERE
Grade Point Average
A weighted grade point average (GPA) is calculated on a designated scale of a student based on both grades and the level of the course pursued. The level of the course - IA, I, II, III, with corresponding values (.75, .5, .25, or 0), is added to the converted (numerical for letter) course grade based on a scale ranging from 4.3 (A+) to 0 (F). The sum is multiplied by the course credit (5, 1 or 3), then the sum total of all courses taken is divided by the number of credits. The quotient or number resulting from the division is the GPA.
The following minimum requirements have been established to ensure that each student receives a complete academic program. Within some subject areas, electives are provided so that the student may pursue individual interests. A student who has completed minimum requirements will still be expected to carry a full academic schedule in their senior year.
English • 4 years
Mathematics • 4 years
Social Studies • 4 years
Science (Including Health) • 4 years
Physical Education • 3 years
Career Exploratory • 1 year
Career & Technical Program • 3 years
Related Theory • 3 years