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Athletics
The primary purpose of the athletic program is to promote wholesome opportunities for students to develop favorable habits and attitudes, as well as to develop their physical, mental, social, emotional, and moral well-being.

It is hoped that athletics at our school will be a positive force in preparing students for enriched and vital roles in our society. Athletics are in important and integral part of the total school program and are open to participation by all students. The following sports are offered at Attleboro High School: Swimming, Cross Country, Winter Track, Spring Track, Field Hockey, Soccer, Football, Golf, Basketball, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Tennis, Softball and Volleyball.

Community Service
The Community Service Learning Program (CSLP) is a successful program that allows students to take a leadership role in the community by volunteering with local organizations. Students learn and foster valuable life skills while helping the larger community.

Peer Mentor Program
The Mentor Program is designed to promote student success in both school and their personal lives. Mentors are matched with small groups of 2-3 students or matched on a 1:1 basis with an individual student. The outcomes of the AHS mentor Program include increased attendance, decreased tardiness, increased motivation, and enthusiasm for learning.

The Network Program
The Network Program is an innovative alternative high school program. Students that are referred to the Network Program have a history of academic, social and emotional barriers to school achievement. Despite personal and academic issues, students are referred to the Network because of their desire to earn a high school diploma and overcome the obstacles that have gotten in their way of achieving that goal. In addition students are given the opportunity to explore college level courses in preparation for post-secondary avenues.

Honors Diploma
Signifying academic excellence, the Honors Diploma is Attleboro High School’s highest scholastic award, conferred only to students who meet the rigorous standards set by the Honors Program. These stringent standards establish specific expectations for students in the areas of curriculum, achievement, and extracurricular activities. The Honors Program was developed for Attleboro High School’s top students to improve both academic performance and marketability in the competitive college application process.

Career and Technical Programs
The Career and Technical Programs offer a three-year sequential course of study in a variety of technical areas and human services. These courses are for all students, college bound and career bound. Seventy percent of AHS CTE graduates go on to college or post-secondary training. The Career and Technical Programs are demanding, yet fun and interesting because of their active, project-based approach to learning.

Over the three-year program of study, students of the CTE program follow a framework of instruction that prepares them in areas of:

  • Health and Safety
  • Technical Skills
  • Embedded Academics
  • Employability Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Technology

Students completing a CTE program of study are eligible for the Massachusetts Department of Early and Secondary Education’ Certificate of Occupational Proficiency.

The Certificate of Occupational Proficiency raises the bar of excellence for all students of Career and Technical Education to a standard recognized, and expected by the state’s employers and business leaders, as well as post-secondary institutions. All the while, it is built upon the premise that all students can be successful.

In addition to the numerous high school athletics and extra-curricular activities, CTE students can participate in Skills USA, a national organization that promotes leadership and technical skill achievement.

CTE students may also aspire to membership in the National Technical Honor Society.

Mathematics Information
Everyday Mathematics Everyday Mathematics is a comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade mathematics curriculum embracing many of the traditional goals of school mathematics as well as two ambitious goals for the 21st century:

To substantially raise expectations regarding the amount and range of mathematics that children can learn;

To support educators and children with the materials necessary to enable the children to meet these higher expectations.

Everyday Mathematics was developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project based on research about how students learn and develop mathematical power. The Everyday Mathematics program is a problem-solving approach based on everyday situations that build on student interest and connect to their experiences. An important piece to the Everyday Mathematics program is the spiral approach that revisits concepts regularly. Mastery is developed over time. Lessons are based on activities and discussions. Students are encouraged to solve problems in multiple ways, creating flexibility of thinking. There is frequent practice of basic skills, often through mathematical games, but the focus is on understanding the concepts behind the basic facts, as well as mastery of the facts. Students receive instruction in all major areas of mathematics: number sense, data analysis, geometry, measurement, algebra, and probability.

Connected Math
The Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) was founded by the National Science Foundation to develop a mathematics curriculum for grades 6, 7, and 8. Connected Mathematics helps students develop understanding of important concepts, skills, procedures, and ways of thinking and reasoning in number, geometry, measurement, algebra, probability, and statistics.
In CMP important mathematical ideas are identified. Each idea is studied in depth within a unit and then used throughout the remaining units. These mathematical ideas are embedded in the context of interesting problems. As students explore a series of connected problems, they develop understanding of the embedded ideas and with the aid of the educator, abstract powerful mathematical ideas, and problem-solving strategies. CMP students are developing mathematical habits of mind: solving problems, reflecting on solution methods, examining why the methods work, comparing methods, generalizing methods, and relating methods to those used in previous situations. Every problem in Connected Mathematics satisfies all of the following criteria:

It contains important, useful mathematics.
It requires higher-level thinking and problem solving.
It contributes to students' conceptual development.
It connects to other important mathematical ideas.
It promotes the skillful use of mathematics.
Students can approach it in multiple ways, using different solution strategies.
It provides an opportunity to practice important skills.
It engages students and encourages discourse.
It has various solution methods or allows different decisions or positions to be taken and defended.
It creates an opportunity for the educator to assess what students are learning and where they may be experiencing difficulty
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