“Today” Show Showcases Achievement of Worcester Technical High School
On September 25, the “Today” Show showcased the academic success of Worcester Technical High School as part of the program’s focus on education. The show’s Rehema Ellis interviewed enthusiastic students, principal Sheila Harrity, and Edwin Coghlin, a local business leader who has raised millions in private funding to support the school’s innovative programs. The segment highlighted the school’s graduation rate of 96 percent and the fact that 77 percent of its graduates go on to college.
Worcester Technical High School, which was designed by Lamoureux Pagano Associates, has received a number of awards for both design and student achievement. “The facility at WTHS allows our students to be engaged in 21st century learning which prepares them for both college and career success,” says principal Sheila Harrity. “The design is based on four small learning communities–allowing our school to be large enough to create many opportunities for students, and small enough to provide personalized and individualized instruction.”
“At LPA, we’re committed to designing schools that support academic success,” says president Michael Pagano. “And we join the Today Show in saluting the outstanding performance of the school’s leaders, teachers, students, and supporters.”