After Dark Program

  • Program Summary


    The After Dark Program offers Lawrence High School, Phoenix Academy, Andover High and Methuen High students the opportunity to receive a career and technical education at GLTS.  It’s called “After Dark” because students attend school each day from 11 am to 5:20 pm. Academic classes take place at the students' high school from 11 am – 2 pm, and technical training is at GLTS from 3 pm – 5:20 pm.  


    Available vocational programs:

    • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
    • Welding and Metal Fabrication
    • Machine Tool Technology
    • Automotive Services Technology 


    Students attend the program during their junior and senior year. When successfully completed students receive their HS diploma from their high school and a certification of completion from GLTS that qualifies them for in-demand, career pathway jobs in high-growth industries.  


    The GLTS After Dark Program is part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Career Technical Initiative.  It’s made possible through support from the Smith Family Foundation and MA DESE CTE Partnerships.

  • Admissions 


    Sophomores will be recruited each spring to begin the After Dark program in the fall of their junior year.  Entrance requirements include being on target to graduate, 14 or fewer absences in a year, no excessive tardies or discipline issues, and a genuine interest in pursuing a technical education.  Students must submit an application for consideration, and participate in orientation activities.


    Apply here

  • CTE Program Videos


    We have put together videos of each of the vocational programs available to you. Watch each of these videos to learn more about the exciting career and technical training opportunities available through the GLTS After Dark Program!


    A video from the Welding and Metal Fabrication Program is still under development.  In the meantime, to get a better understanding of this technical area, review the American Welding Association “Why You Should Become a Welder” video found here: 


  • For more information:

    Contact Susan Almono, Coordinator of Grants & Workforce Development at 

    (978) 686-0194 extension 1023 or at