Frequently Asked Questions

We live outside of Scituate. What are the tuition costs for the Pathways?
My family lives outside of the Scituate School District. What are the tuition costs associated with attending Scituate High School?

Tuition costs for the CTE programs at Scituate High School are covered by your Rhode Island district of residence for eligible students.

Am I able to schedule a tour of Scituate High School?
I would like to tour Scituate High School before deciding whether to apply. Am I able to schedule a tour?

Of course! We encourage all students interested in Scituate High School to attend our annual open house, but if you are unable to make it to that event, we offer individual, personalized tours.

To schedule a tour, please contact Scituate High School at (401) 647-4120 or email michael.hassell@scituateschoolsri.net

What Pathways are available at Scituate High School?
What Pathways are available to enroll in at Scituate High School?

There are currently three RIDE-approved CTE Pathways that eligible students from other districts may apply for:

  1. 1) Engineering
  2. Biomedical Science
  3. Computer Science and Information Technology
Do I need to stay in the Pathway I start with at Scituate High School?
Once I choose to enroll in a specific Pathway, am I required to remain in that Pathway while I am at Scituate High School?

While not required, staying in that Pathway is recommended. These Pathways are designed to encompass three years learning, so that you will have the opportunity to learn the necessary knowledge and skills, earn college credit, and/or industry certifications. However, the Pathways are flexible, and students may choose to switch Pathways.

Is transportation provided to out-of-district students?
Is transportation provided to out-of-district students?

Transportation is provided for all in-district students. We also provide transportation for some out-of-district students, including those who reside in Coventry, Warwick, West Warwick, Foster, Glocester, and East Greenwich. Students who reside in other towns may attend Scituate High School, and they will be responsible for their own transportation, and we can discuss transportation options with you.

Parking is available for students outside of the transportation zone.

What does the application process and timeline look like?
What does the application process and timeline look like?

Students from districts beside Scituate are must submit an application to attend Scituate High School. Applications are available here.

Early application is encouraged, but not required. Application for a September start is open though August.

We have an Open Enrollment policy, so that students can apply to the programs throughout the year. Students who apply during the school year are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Once we receive you application, you will be notified within 7-14 days of your acceptance status.

Do I need to notify my school district my child will be attending SHS?
I live outside of the Scituate School District. Do I need to notify the school district in my community that my child will be attending Scituate High School?
You do need to notify your district of residence if you decide to formally apply formal to attend our school district. This is important because your home district will be covering the costs of tuition. Please note that, under current regulation, your district of residence may not prohibit you from attending a pathway in our school district.
You do not need to notify your current school district in order to get more information about our pathways, attend an open
house, take a tour, or look into attending Scituate High School.
What is the average class size for grades 9-12?

What is the average class size for grades 9-12?

The average class size is 16 students per class, though this varies depending on the program and class.

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Scituate High School
94 Trimtown Road
Scituate, RI 02857