At Worcester Technical High School (WTHS), all students are challenged to prepare today for tomorrow.
The school is centrally located in Newark, Maryland and serves students in grades 9 through 12 enrolled in the three area high schools who elect to pursue a certificate in a career field as well as academic preparation for college. There are 21 programs of study at WTHS, including the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy. State of the art technology used in business and industry is taught in all program areas. Students at WTHS have received regional, state, and national recognition for skill and leadership performance. Together, students, parents, and teachers set high expectations for students to achieve academically, technically, and socially. The motto of Worcester Technical High School is “Teaching the Whole Student.”
The mission of Worcester Technical High School, a progressive public secondary school which offers students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to prepare for both the world of work and post-secondary education, is to provide high quality career education and training programs through holistic teaching and learning.
School Highlights and Awards
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Universities, Active Skills USA Chapter, FFA, student organizations serving agriculture science, local, regional, state and national recognition, Staff Recognition for Outstanding Teaching
National Technical Honor Society, Adopt-a-Highway Partner, NATEF, NCCER, CASE, NOCTI, STEM Academy
Parent Involvement Opportunities
Skills USA, SIAC, School Improvement Team
School Opened in 2008
The 139,077 square-foot facility enables the school to expand its offerings and capacity. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy offered the first PLTW Pre-Engineering course to ninth graders in the spring of 2009 and PLTW Biomedical Science in the fall of 2009. Interactive Media Production was included in the STEM Academy starting in 2012. In 2015, Agricultural Science was added to our STEM academies and finally, in 2019, PLTW Computer Science was brought to Worcester Tech and added to our STEM academies.
Worcester County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Supervisor of Human Resources; Worcester County Board of Education; 6270 Worcester Highway; Newark, MD 21841.