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School Choice

Norton Public Schools is pleased to welcome students through the MA School Choice program.

The School Choice Program at Norton Public Schools allows parents to send their children to schools in communities other than the city or town in which they reside.

To begin the process, please download the correct application, fill in all necessary fields, and save the new document. Please email the completed application to Terry Rand at trand@norton.k12.ma.us

Choose Norton Public Schools

Challenging Academics

At the K-5 level, students engage in a personalized, student-centered environment where they prepare for future academic rigors. At NMS and NHS we offer two foreign language programs and students have the ability to obtain global studies certificates. NHS students have the option of 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and dual enrollment at Harvard University, Bridgewater State University, BCC, MCC, Stonehill College, or Wheaton College, to earn college credits before graduation.

Instructional Technology

J.C. Solmonese Elementary School Classroom Photo

Norton Public Schools is a Google School District and thus utilizes all of the GSuite for Education apps. All students in grades 3-11 have access to 1:1 technology through district provided Chromebooks. Younger students have access to rotating carts of devices. Throughout the District there are also Promethean Interactive Displays which allow for more student interaction and teaching flexibility. Students create, communicate and collaborate through the use of these technology tools to support their learning.  

Performing & Fine Arts

Norton Middle School Chorus Photo

All of our students have the ability to express their creative sides through classes in Art, Music, Chorus, and Band. Both Middle and High School students are able to participate in an after school drama program with a production held each year. High School students may enroll in a variety of visual and performing arts courses including: Percussion, Guitar, Recording Arts, 3-D Design, and Sculpture. They may also choose to participate in after school clubs such as: A Cappella, Pep Band, and Jazz Band. 

Competitive Athletics

Football Photo

At Norton Middle School, our students have the chance to participate in Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, and Co-ed Wrestling. At Norton High School, our athletic teams are part of the highly competitive Tri-Valley League. A number of NHS graduates go on to participate at Division I, II, and III colleges and universities.  

Career & College Readiness

Norton High School DECA Photo

Our College, Career, and Technical Education (CCTE) program at NHS includes courses in Marketing Technology, Small Business Ownership, and Business and Engineering Technology. Students who complete these courses can obtain certifications in MO, OSHA, and Financial Literacy. The NHS Guidance and Student Support Center provides workshops for families on preparing for college and our Naviance software allows students to keep track of their college planning and explore career interests. 

Community Partnerships

Wheaton College at Norton High School Seminar

Community is an important aspect of the Norton Public Schools experience. Our community partnerships include: the Attleboro Area School to Career Partnership, Norton Media Center, Norton Embracing Educational Development (N.E.E.D.), Wheaton College, the Lancers United for Community Knowledge (L.U.C.K.), and the Norton Police and Fire Departments. Through these partnerships our students have opportunities for internships and educational programming such as Project Alert and Math Madness. 

Applications should be addressed to:

Superintendent’s Office
School Choice Program
Norton Public Schools
64 West Main Street
Norton, MA 02766

All applications will be considered complete once an interview is scheduled with the Superintendent’s Office.

TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM SCHOOL IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT. SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION IS NOT AN AVAILABLE OPTION.