About

HISTORY
McCann Technical School opened in 1962 and for the past 53 years has offered quality secondary and postsecondary technical education to generations of area citizens.  The school is named for its visionary founder, Charles H. McCann, and continues to evolve offering 9 secondary and 5 postsecondary programs with an enrollment of 530 students. 
 
MISSION
The mission of McCann Technical School is to graduate technically, academically prepared, and  socially responsible individuals ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
 
VISION
McCann Technical School is committed to being the leader of quality technical education and academic achievement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
 
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
The school community will create a learning environment that motivates and actively engages all students in mastering rigorous academic and technical curricula.  Our educational philosophy is sustained by faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to a student-centered focus through continuous improvement. Student growth and development are promoted by instilling the following core values in our students:
  • Respect for self, others, and the learning environment promotes a positive learning experience for all students.
  • Effort- is demonstrated through an applied work ethic that includes punctuality, improvement, and a determination to succeed.
  • Accountability- develops personal responsibility for both behavior and learning.
  • Communication facilitates collaboration, promotes self-advocacy, and develops positive relationships.
  • Honor- requires students to act with integrity, honesty, positivity, and empathy for others.

 

McCann Postsecondary Programs Catalogue

Campus Security Report 2018

Policies

Refund Policy

McCann postsecondary programs adhere to the following refund policy: 

  • Full tuition refunds are granted for any program cancelled by McCann.
  • A full tuition refund is given before the first day of class, 75% tuition refund is given for class days 1-6, 50% for class days 7-10, and no tuition refund after 10 class days. 
  • Refunds are processed after the end of the refund period. Refund checks are mailed to the student's home address on file in the superintendent's office within 15 days of refund approval.  No refunds for books, fees, or kits. 

Grievance Policy

The student grievance policy provides a system to manage student issues against faculty, staff, or fellow students.  Students desiring to discuss or file a grievance should use the following protocols: 

  1. The student shall make an appointment, within three (3) days, with the instructor to discuss the issue with the objective of resolving the issue informally. 
  2. If the grievance is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student, the student may submit the grievance in writing to the program coordinator within three days of the informal discussion. 
  3. The program coordinator shall investigate the grievance and report to the student both verbally and in writing within 7 days of receipt of the formal grievance filing. 
  4. Should the grievance not be resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student may appeal the decision to the principal.  The appeal should be made in writing within 7 days of the program coordinator's report.  The principal shall investigate the issue and report to the student both verbally and in writing within 7 days of his/her receipt of the appeal letter. 
  5. Should the grievance not be resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student may appeal the decision to the superintendent.  This appeal should be made in writing within 7 days of the principal's report.  The superintendent shall investigate the issue and report to the student both verbally and in writing within 7 days of his/her receipt of the appeal letter. 
  6. Should the grievance not be resolved to the student's satisfaction, the student may contact the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students applying for or participating in federal or state financial aid programs of any type must make satisfactory academic progress toward a certificate to maintain eligibility for financial aid consideration.

To achieve satisfactory academic progress, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • A student muss be enrolled full-time. 
  • A student must be in compliance with the school attendance policy. 
  • A student must earn a passing grade, as outlined in the school handbook, at the end of first semester in all subject areas in order to enter second semester.