Project Explore 2023 | REGISTER NOW!

  • Project Explore is a free quality after-school program offered to 7th grade students who reside in the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School District (Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington).  It is an opportunity for students to visit Shawsheen and explore 6 of the 20 vocational-technical programs over a three-week period.  Bus transportation is provided from each sending middle school, as well as to a bus stop near the attendees home at the end of each day.  The 2023 Project Explore season will feature the following programs: Autobody, Automotive, Bakery, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary, Dental, Electrical, Electronics, Graphic Arts, Health Assisting, Metal Fabrication, and Plumbing.  Featured programs are subject to change; students are assigned to rotate through programs at random. Click here to read our Bus Conduct Agreement.

    Session 1: Billerica 7th-Graders (JAN. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 from 2:15-4:45 pm) Register Here

    Session 2: Burlington & Wilmington 7th-Graders (JAN. 31 + FEB. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 from 2:15-4:45 pm) Register Here.

    Session 3: Bedford, Hanscom, & Tewksbury 7th-Graders (FEB. 28 + MAR. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 from 2:15-4:45 pm) Register Here.

    Registration is capped at 150 students per session and first-come-first-serve. Once the session is full, a waitlist will automatically generate.

    Please note: In the event of a cancelled class due to inclement weather or unforeseen extenuating circumstances, there will be no make-up class.

    The following rules and guidelines will be strictly enforced to ensure the learning and safety for all Project Explore participants:

    • Long pants only.  No shorts, skirts or capri pants
    • No cell phones
    • Sneakers or shoes only. No open-toed shoes, flip flops or sandals due to safety concerns
    • Appropriate and respectful language
    • Respect towards teachers, student helpers, fellow Explorers and self
    • No food or drink, including gum and candy
    • A program free of fighting and bullying
    • Appropriate bus behavior

    Contact Erin Dailey with any questions at 978-671-3613 or email


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