Award Year: 2018

Minuteman Regional High School

758 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA, 02421-7313

(781) 861-6500

Mr. John Dillon, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Choice School

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical

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Collaborating with parents, communities, and business leaders to serve a diverse student body with multiple learning styles. Through a challenging, integrated curriculum students develop the academic, vocational, and technical skills necessary to be productive members of a global community. We value life-long learning that fosters personal and professional development in a safe and respectful environment that prepares all students for success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 62%
Minuteman Student Ambassadors celebrate a successful Back to School Night!

Minuteman Student Ambassadors celebrate a successful Back to School Night!

Minuteman is a place where students discover what they love to do and what they do well. Answering these questions unlock motivation and purpose. Our population includes students (48%) with learning disabilities and (26%) from economically disadvantaged homes. Last fall, Minuteman was commended for high progress and narrowing proficiency gaps on state tests. Minuteman's model of integrating academic rigor with career and technical education (CTE) allows students to accelerate their learning, grasp their full potential, and achieve a competitive advantage. Students problem solve, collaborate, and apply knowledge through integrated classes, projects, extra-curricular activities, and paid internships. Students earn college credit through Advanced Placement classes, Project Lead the Way (STEM) offerings, and dual enrollment courses offered at Minuteman through local Community Colleges. All freshman receive their own laptop to communicate with teachers, organize their portfolio and develop a senior capstone project.

Minuteman engages the community in growing college and career readiness through industry partnerships based in 16 CTE programs. In 2016, voters approved $144,900,000 for a NEW Minuteman High School. Construction is ahead of schedule and will open August 2019. Academic and career programs are organized within two academies; the Life Sciences and Services Academy and the Engineering, Construction, and Trades Academy. Students and staff participated in the design of the new school to intentionally deepen professional collaboration between teachers and among students. Minuteman faculty and the Minuteman Parents Association support a family-like atmosphere that fosters student well-being and ensures all students discover their purpose. Minuteman is a revolution in learning.