There are five public elementary schools and a regional high school on the Vineyard, administered through the office of the Superintendent of Schools. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, and West Tisbury schools serve students K-8. The Chilmark School serves students in grades K-5. Chilmark students in grades 6-8 attend the West Tisbury School. Aquinnah students K-8 attend Chilmark and West Tisbury Schools. Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury are members of the Up-Island Regional School District. Additionally, the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School (administered independently) serves grades K-12. A number of private preschools and an active homeschooling network also serve the educational needs of the Island.
Chapter 766 provides for the educational needs of children with special needs. The school system provides for every child, regardless of handicap, between the ages of 3 and 22. The law requires parental involvement and a network of services including that of a school psychologist, occupational therapist, and psychiatric and nursing services under the direction of a special education administrator. The school system also operates a special needs preschool, Project Headway.
The vocational education program teaches skills to students who have chosen careers while still in high school. Vocational majors are offered in horticulture, culinary arts, automotive and marine mechanics, and the building trades.
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