Access 21

For students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 at Haverhill High School.

2019-2020 Dates of Operation

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Friday, May 29, 2020


Program Details


Access 21 is our Haverhill High School Program and funded by federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The purpose of Access 21 is to provide learning opportunities that will help to address high school, college, and workforce readiness and success. Programs are taught by professional educators from Haverhill High and qualified personnel recruited from the community. 

Activities offered include Culinary Skills, Glee Club, InternshipLife Skills, Robotics, and Scrubs Club (healthcare career exploration). Culinary Skills and Scrubs Club meet once a week whereas the other activities each meet twice a week. Internship is offered in two sessions. All other activities continue without interruption through the thirty-one week program. 
Transportation home is available Tuesday through Thursday when activities are in session. The activities begin right after school and end at 5:00 pm. Snacks are also provided.

The days when each program is offered and the start date will be updated soon!

INTERNSHIP (For students 16 years of age or older)                                                                           Days:                  During this semester-long experience, students will analyze their interests, develop a focus for career exploration, create a resume, and learn workplace etiquette and workplace safety, before being placed at a local business for real work experience. Internships help students make more informed college and career choices, provide students with valuable industry contacts and may lead to Letters of Recommendation.
First Session Class Dates:  Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 12 and 19     

GLEE CLUB                                                                                                                                                      Days:
Glee Club wants all singers, dancers, musicians, and all-around music lovers to come and join our contemporary singing and dancing group. Our goal is to showcase students singing and dancing to all genres of music as well as music of their choosing, in a diverse, student-led, welcoming environment. This is a performance-based activity with evening Cabaret and Showcase performances throughout the year. 
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LIFE SKILLS ENRICHMENT                                                                                                                          Days:
A variety of programming adapted to the unique needs of special education students. Activities include physical activity, cooking, photography, internet safety, and overall access to assistive technology.
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ROBOTICS                                                                                                                                                             Days:
Design, Build and Program robots. Learn to use a variety of robotic platforms and controllers including Mindstorms, Drones, Crickets, iRobot Creates, and Personal Exploration Rover. Robotics includes an option to be part of competitive teams including ZERO robotics, BotBall and BotFest. ZERO and BotBall are International competitions (for more information go to and Improve in math while having fun, working with your friends and learning engineering concepts. 
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SCRUBS CLUB                                                                                                               Days:
Scrubs Club is a healthcare career exploration program for all high school students. The curriculum is designed to encourage students to build solid futures by actively participating in experiences and hands-on activities while learning about health professions as viable careers, educational requirements, skills, typical job duties, and personal qualities of specific health professionals and paraprofessionals; taking field trips to healthcare facilities, and attending presentations by healthcare professionals.              
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CULINARY SKILLS                                                                                                                                                    Days: 
Students will learn basic skills for a career in the food industry. Topics will include food preparation skills, what to look for when purchasing foods, proper hygiene, and safety & sanitation procedures and protocols. Students may earn a ServSafe Food Handler’s Certificate upon successful completion of the session.
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There is a suggested affordable fee for those who can pay. For a fee waiver or reduction in tuition, parents or guardians must complete a CEP Alternate Household Income form to determine eligibility. This form should be returned to your child’s school. 

Application Fees: 󠄀 Students who are non-income eligible: $35 
                                󠄀       Students who are income-eligible: $10