Franklin County Technical High School   82 Industrial Blvd.   Turners Falls, MA 413 . 863 . 9561

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

All students in the English Language Arts program at the Franklin County Technical School receive instruction for four years. The program places an emphasis on skills acquisition, exposing students to language, writing, reading, listening, and speaking. Our courses' common curricular goals are aligned with the guiding principles of the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy.

Frameworks English at FCTS


The science department at FCTS has created courses that develop a deeper understanding of science principles through hands-on, skills-based instruction. We offer courses in engineering, physics, biology, and chemistry that compliment instruction in our 13 vocational programs. Science curriculum was developed from the 2015 Draft Massachusetts Department of Secondary Education’s Science Frameworks and the Common Core Frameworks. Our courses reinforce skills such as critical thinking and problem solving with professional career readiness as the goal for all of our students.

Frameworks Science at FCTS


Guiding Principles for Mathematics Programs at FCTS:
Six Guiding Principles are philosophical statements that underlie the Standards forMathematical Practice, Standards for Mathematical Content, and other resources in the mathematics curriculum at FCTS. The Massachusetts Standards for Mathematical Practice are interwoven throughout the Guiding Principles.

Frameworks Math at FCTS

History and Social Science

Our History and Social Science Curriculum presents the academic content, concepts, and skills in history, geography, economics, and civics and government that are essential to the study of democracy, and to the development of educated and responsible citizens. This document also seeks to address key provisions in the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 that call for all students to learn about the "major principles of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Federalist Papers;" to understand and "respect...the contributions made by diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial groups to the life of the commonwealth;" and to undergo competency testing in history in grade 10.

Frameworks History and Social at FCTS
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