Essex Ag-Tech High School is an independent, state funded, day school serving grades 9 through 12 in the Hathorne section of Danvers, Massachusetts. We admit students and make available to them the advantages, privileges, and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or home status.
Founded in 1913, “Essex Aggie” serves all of Massachusetts, with transportation provided to students within a 20 mile radius of the school. The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The philosophy of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School is to enable all students to develop their intellectual, personal, and vocational promise as fully as possible. The school accepts students of many different backgrounds with a wide range of abilities, recognizes their individuality, and moves them forward to meet their unique potential. The small size and the close-knit atmosphere allows for the development of a supportive community in which students develop an awareness of their ethical responsibility toward the environment and the global community.
Mission & Purpose
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School’s purpose is to provide students with an extensive knowledge base in agriculture and environmental technologies. Students develop the ability to apply their knowledge, specific skills, and technical competencies in order to enter profitable and satisfying careers. Concurrently, academic courses lead to the completion of a high school diploma commensurate with state standards, and enable students to participate in further education.
1. To integrate traditional and experiential-based education that will enable students to develop the competencies necessary for progressive, satisfying, and profitable careers.
2. To deliver an education that is aligned with Massachusetts State standards.
3. To develop the skills and methods necessary for lifelong learning.
4. To provide an education that meets the needs of the global community.
5. To provide opportunities for participation in extracurricular activities.
6. To provide a continuing evaluation of the relevance and effectiveness of existing programs through the Program Advisory Committees, and to identify where new equipment, support, and technology are needed.
7. To self-evaluate curriculum to identify and provide for changing needs within programs of instruction.
8. To insure that personal, career, and academic counseling services are available to all students.
Essex Agricultural & Technical High School admits students and makes available to them the advantages, privileges, and courses of study without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.
Essex Agricultural and Technical High School admits students and makes available to them its advantages, privileges and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or home status.