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Greater Lawrence Technical School is a regional vocational technical high school serving the four member communities of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover.  It is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  The school is located in Andover in close proximity to colleges, business and industry.  It is accessible by major highways and is situated in an area that has seen major growth of high-tech business and industry.

Career Vocational and Technical Education (CVTE) is a major part of the educational experience that students receive at Greater Lawrence Technical School. Students spend almost 50% of their educational time learning technical skills and knowledge in a career path that will prepare them for employment prior to graduation. All our career and technical programs are approved Chapter 74 programs from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The CVTE curricula associated with these programs have been aligned with the Massachusetts CVTE Frameworks. Students enrolled in CVTE programs will be expected to earn proficiency in their chosen CVTE program prior to graduation.

Download the Program of Studies for 2013-2014


Students entering freshman year at Greater Lawrence Technical School explore each career and technical program.  Using multiple resources such as Bridges Career Development program, career counseling and guidance from targeted support staff, students are able to make an informed decision when choosing their future path whether it be college or career.


A full complement of student activities and athletics is offered throughout the school year.  Research indicates that when students participate in activities outside of their course of study, they tend to excel in school.  To maximize their experience at Greater Lawrence Technical School, students are encouraged to participate in the numerous activities and athletics.

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