Program of Studies 2020-2021
The Program of Studies is published annually as a catalog of courses offered at Marlborough High School. It contains detailed information to support you in choosing courses that interest, challenge, and inspire you. Please take the time to read through the Program of Studies and consult with your teachers, counselor, and parents or guardians to make informed decisions as you progress toward meeting the graduation requirements of Marlborough High School.
Marlborough High School offers a wide variety of courses to stimulate your curiosity, challenge your thinking, and promote your development as a 21st-century learner. The course offerings are designed to provide you with a comprehensive academic experience while supporting your growth toward college and career readiness. Choose courses that allow you to balance academic expectations with additional opportunities through our many clubs, activities, and athletic teams.
In the spring, students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 will select courses for the upcoming school year. Course offerings and staffing will be developed using student requests generated through the selection process. This scheduling process only occurs once a year so it is critical that you choose your classes thoughtfully. Changes to student schedules cannot be made, except in rare situations, after classes are selected and scheduled. Please note, our scheduling process also occurs concurrently with the school district’s budgeting process. Some of the courses in this program may be modified or may not be offered as a result of student requests and/or budgetary impact.
On behalf of our entire faculty, we look forward to working with you this school year. MHS has many wonderful opportunities for you to take advantage of. In addition to offering a complete MassCore trajectory, we have many other offerings including an extensive Advanced Placement (AP) program, tuition-free college classes offered through our early college program, credentialing pathways like our EMT program, interdisciplinary project-based learning through our freshman and sophomore teaming model, and Virtual High School courses that expand our offerings even further. Take advantage of these opportunities to create a schedule that challenges you academically, broadens your horizons, and makes Marlborough High School the very best experience for you.
Daniel J. Riley
Marlborough High School is a respectful and comprehensive 21st-century learning environment. We communicate effectively, think critically, collaborate productively, and solve problems efficiently. We provide equal access to educational rigor and commit to success for all students.
ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS Staff and Students will:
- Communicate using verbal and written skills for a range of purposes.
- Gather, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Apply knowledge to solve problems in conventional, creative, and innovative ways.
- Demonstrate media and technology literacies.
SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS Staff and Students will:
- Demonstrate respect for self, peers, staff, and environment.
- Be responsible for their own decisions and behavior.
CIVIC EXPECTATIONS Staff and Students will:
- Participate in school and community life.
- Understand local and global implications of civic actions.