Blue Economy Careers: Water Quality Certification
BPS offers an environmental technology program with a focus on water quality issues. This “Blue Economy” program offers students the ability to begin work in the industry after four years of instruction, and after passing a state exam or pursuing their studies at the college or university level.
Internships with Local Businesses & Organizations
In order to support career exploration, district high school seniors have a choice of yearlong internships with police, fire, hospitality businesses, ArtWorks, local and state government, child development organizations, Cape Cod Hospital, B2B Television, and numerous other local businesses.
Whether Barnstable students are looking to launch a career right after graduation or pursue postsecondary studies, BHS is developing career-aligned course sequences, meaningful interdisciplinary, project-based learning, and opportunities for relevant work-based learning. Career pathways are available in engineering, environmental science and technology, law, society and criminal justice, creative economies, health care, culinary arts and hospitality, and early education and care.
In partnership with SCORE Cape Cod and other local business education organizations, Barnstable Public Schools offers a variety of entrepreneurship education programs to teach students how to launch and operate a successful business—especially on Cape Cod. Programs include business and financial planning, and marketing and sales skill building.
School Redesign & Innovation
Barnstable has attracted the interest of public and private funders to support innovation and school redesign. The district has received over $500,000 in recent funding to support career exploration and new pathways for students in grades 6–12, as well as a redesign and re-imagination of teaching and learning at Barnstable Intermediate School.
Nicolas Caprio, CLASS OF 2019
My five years at Barnstable High School will be remembered fondly. There’s something special about representing your hometown, whether academically or athletically. This school is really special, and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. From teachers’ willingness to help after school to a good conversation with Mr. Clark, Barnstable provided it. I think that one of the most important aspects of a school system is an educator’s ability to care for the student, and I feel that it was displayed throughout the building every day. This school has taught me so much over the past five years and I am forever grateful for the life lessons I have learned. Barnstable will always have a special place in my heart. Stable for life.