2016-2017 Program of Studies

Principal's Message

The Program of Studies is published annually as a catalog of courses offered at Marlborough High School.  It also contains detailed information and guidance to support you in choosing a course program that interests, challenges, and inspires you.  Please take the time to read through the Program of Studies provided and consult with your teachers, your counselor, and your 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 at a number of different academic levels to stimulate your curiosity, challenge your thinking, and promote your development as a 21st-century learner.  The course offerings that follow are designed and articulated to provide you with the depth and breadth of a comprehensive academic program while supporting your growth and progress toward college and career readiness and our learning expectations.  Choose courses that allow you to balance the rigor of a challenging academic course load with opportunities to immerse yourself in our school through our many clubs, activities, and athletics. 

In the spring, students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 will be selecting courses for the 2016-17 school year.  Course offerings and staffing for the courses will be developed based upon student requests.  Since the scheduling process only occurs once per year, it is critical for you to choose your classes and level of difficulty wisely.  After this period of selecting classes, changes to student schedules cannot be made except in rare circumstances.  In addition, our scheduling process occurs concurrently with the school budgeting process.  As a result, some of the courses in this program may be modified or may not be offered as a result of student requests and/or budgetary constraints.  In situations like these, you will be able to enroll in classes required to meet graduation requirements.  Making additional elective choices that can serve as alternates with your counselor will help expedite this process. 

We look forward to working together with you as you plan for your future at Marlborough High School and beyond.  As a fairly large school, we have numerous opportunities for you to explore.  In addition to fulfilling MassCore requirements, we have numerous other offerings such as AP courses, dual-enrollment courses, STEM Early College High School classes, and Virtual High School classes.  Take advantage of this opportunity to create a schedule that challenges you academically; broadens your horizons; stimulates your own curiosity, maturity, and growth; and provides you with the opportunities to be fully involved in Marlborough High School. 

Charles D. Caliri
MHS Principal


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. 

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate respect for self, peers, staff, and environment. 
  • Be responsible for their own decisions and behavior. 

  • Participate in school and community life. 
  • Understand local and global implications of civic actions. 

Approved by the Marlborough Public Schools School Committee on March 8, 2016