New vocational school gives a taster to prospective students

October 16, 2013 by  

This weekend, there will be an open house for eighth grade students interested in attending the new Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School, which will be opening next fall in Danvers, a town located in close proximity to Peabody.

No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used to attract parents and students to come to this open house, which will be held at the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School just across the street from the new school.

The Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School is a 300,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will have four academies enabling 24 different career paths – namely Construction Technology, Animal and Plant Science, Technology and Services, and Life and Natural Sciences – so that students can engage in a range of studies from culinary arts to biotechnology and robotics.

Dan O’Connell will be the superintendent of the new school. Formerly, he was the principal and then superintendent for the North Shore Technical High School, which will be merging into the new school. Also part of the merger are the Essex Agricultural and Technical High School and the vocational school at Peabody Memorial High School.

In 2012, construction began on the new school, priced at $133m. Progress on the building has been on time since then and also been on budget. It is expected that 1,440 students will be attendance when it opens in September 2014.

The open house takes place this Saturday, October 19.

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