Madison Park Technical Vocational High School

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School is a public vocational technical high school located in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is the only technical vocational high school located in within the city of Boston. It is part of Boston Public Schools.

Madison Park is a large school with an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students from grades 9-12.[2]

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
75 Malcolm X Boulevard


United States
Coordinates42°19′54″N 71°05′23″W / 42.33167°N 71.08972°WCoordinates: 42°19′54″N 71°05′23″W / 42.33167°N 71.08972°W
TypePublic, Vocational
School districtBoston Public Schools
NCES School ID250279000282[2]
Faculty125.94 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades9 to 12
Years offered1975 - Present
Enrollment903[2][3] (2015-16)
Student to teacher ratio10.00:1[2]
Color(s)Red & Silver          Previous Colors: Burgundy & Gray / Maroon & Gray
SloganMP Love, Pride, Spirit & Unity "Break Down, Stay Down"
AccreditationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges


Grade 9

Students are enrolled into their freshman academic year where they take exploratory vocational career trials by semester. By the end of the school year students make the choice of what certification program they will major in for the remainder of the Sophomore year to Senior Year.

The School also provides English as a Secondary Language (ESL), for students of bilingual origin for all grades.

Vocational programs

Grades 10–12

Madison Park High has Vocational Training courses split into 2 Academies, according to their career:

Communications, Health Hospitality and Technology Academy Civic Infrastructure Academy
Cosmetology Automotive Collision and Repair
Culinary Arts Automotive Technology
Dental Assisting Carpentry
Design & Visual Communications Electrical
Graphic Communications Facilities Management
Health Assisting Metal Fabrication
Hospitality Plumbing
Information Support Systems & Networking Sheet Metal
Medical Assisting
Television Production

Students study their vocational courses on a week in - week out bi-weekly schedule. Academics on one week, followed by Vocational Study the next week. The main educational academics (i.e.: Math, English, Science etc.). may also be taught during a vocational week in the event that vocation courses did not carry majority of the school day. During commencement exercises, graduates are awarded training certifications along with their diploma. The certification granted them the possibility of going on to work study / internships of their vocational related field. In the past, 12th graders in their final term who completed academic courses before the vocation course could not receive a vocation certification unless they completed their vocational study and the same for finishing vocational study first before the academic, this at times in the past made it a 5-Year school under circumstances.

Previous names of Academies & Careers were:

  • Construction Design & Transportation Academy
  • Health and Human Services Academy
  • High Tech Academy
  • Roland Hayes Division of Music[4]

The school originally had a music annex in the late 70's which students had to commute Downtown Boston for courses. In the 90s the school would be eventually added behind the Roxbury school campus and was named Roland Hayes School of Music after musician Roland Hayes. The school of music was joined with their neighboring school, John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, which students of both schools shared classes and held concerts and talent showcases. Students enrolled in the division also had the choice to choose their career path in music, taking 2 classes of their choice per year. Music was pronounced as a vocation with Madison Park High School, however did not qualify as a certification course. The Music division became ruled out from Madison Park's vocational line up in 2006 and since has only been occupied by the O'Bryant school.

Previous Music Division course of study:

  • Piano (Organ, Electric)
  • Wind Band (Flutes, Saxophones, Clarinets)
  • Bass (Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin)
  • Percussion (Drums, Xylophones)
  • Vocal / Choral Performance
  • Music Production / Note Study - added 3 years before the school's vocational cancellation

Athletic programs

There are multiple sports teams that students can participate in throughout the year with the required actions. A Student must possess a 1.67 GPA while maintaining their school attendance higher than 93%. A updated documentation of physical examination is also required.


Boys’ Soccer Boys’ Basketball Boys’ Volleyball
Girls’ Soccer Girls’ Basketball Girls’ Volleyball
Girls’ Volleyball Ice Hockey Track & Field
Football Indoor Track Baseball
Cheerleading Swimming
Cross Country -Track

Marine Corps JROTC

At the beginning of the school year, students have the option of taking Marine Corps JROTC in place of the course Physical Education (PE). Recruits are educated in the Marines' history and train their fitness skills as well as learn life skills. Throughout the year JROTC participates in parades and competitions as well as serve their communities around the city.

School campus

Madison Park's campus covers a large acre sharing surrounding buildings around Malcolm X. Boulevard: John D O'Bryant School, Reggie Lewis Track Athletic Center, Roland Hayes School of Music (which is behind the school). Nearby schools are the Timilty middle School and Roxbury Community College.

The school is wheelchair accessible, equipped with elevators.

Notable alumni

In media

Throughout the years, Madison Park has made headline news various times, whether it was small local news or documentaries:

  • WGBH Network - Basic Black: Eye on Education Series (episode #3104) "High Stakes at Madison Park" (2000). | The documentary follows 3 Freshman students who are faced with challenges to pass the city's newly required MCAS standardize exam in order to graduate in their coming 2003 senior year. They would be the first graduating class to take the test. [1]
  • ABC Network "Boston 24/7" (2002) - Season 1, Episode 2. | A show centering civil servants who help Boston communities while on the job. This particular episode focused on the previous acting Headmaster, Mr. Charles McAfee, as he deals with the pressures of managing the high school through different obstacles of the school day. [12][13]
  • ESPN Classic Network - "PUSH: Madison vs. Madison" (2012) | A sports documentary chronicling the highs and lows of Madison Park High School's Basketball team coached by Dennis Wilson, a well respected Coach, Mentor and Teacher at the high school. He challenges to keep the players on track while they deal with on/off court obstacles.[14]


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - Madison Park High (250279000282)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
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  4. ^ "Roland Hayes School of Music Band Program". Roland Hayes School of Music Band Program. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  5. ^ TheABDCOnline (2010-05-28), Status Quo - Week 1, retrieved 2017-07-14
  6. ^ TrickChop (2010-03-02), Legendary 7 - Audition (east coast regional) [S05E0AB], retrieved 2017-07-14
  7. ^ "Jair has surgery on ankle". The Boston Globe via Highbeam. May 19, 1998. Archived from the original on June 11, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  8. ^ MasterChef On FOX (2014-08-19), Contestant Moments: Christian Green | Season 5 | MASTERCHEF, retrieved 2017-07-14
  9. ^ theAzsportsman22 (2014-09-10), Masterchef Season 5 Episode 16 US 2014-Chef Ramsay offers Christian an investment as a parting gift, retrieved 2017-07-14
  10. ^ BostonLatinoTV (2010-11-18), Richy Peña produces a Latin Grammy Winning Album, retrieved 2017-07-14
  11. ^ The Voice (2016-10-03), The Voice 2016 Blind Audition - Courtney Harrell: "Let It Go", retrieved 2017-07-14
  12. ^ Jason Kirin (2012-03-14), Boston 24/7 with Principal McAfee (With Captions), retrieved 2017-07-14
  13. ^ "Boston 24/7". Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  14. ^ ""Push: Madison vs. Madison" to premiere on ESPN Classic - Boston High School Blog- ESPN". Retrieved 2017-07-14.

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2019 U.S. Open Cup qualification

The 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament proper will feature teams from all five tiers of the men's American soccer pyramid.

Qualification for the 2019 tournament includes local qualifying matches contested by 94 amateur teams scheduled to take place in 2018. One team also qualified by winning the 2018 National Amateur Cup, and other clubs playing in national leagues that are not fully professional qualify based on their results in 2018 league play. Clubs playing in fully professional leagues may enter the tournament proper and bypass the qualification process.

Boston City League

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Boston Public Schools

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Evandro Carvalho

Evandro C. Carvalho (born 1981) is an American attorney and politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2014 to 2019. He is a member of the Democratic Party and represented the Fifth Suffolk District, comprising the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

Carvalho was born in Cape Verde. He emigrated to Boston when he was 15 years old. He then graduated from Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Howard University School of Law. He worked in the office of the Suffolk County District Attorney as an assistant DA. He won the Democratic Party primary election for the Fifth Suffolk seat on April 1, 2014, and was unopposed in the general election on April 29, winning with around 739 votes. He was sworn in May 14.In 2018, Carvalho did not run for reelection in his seat, instead launching a campaign for the Democratic nomination for Suffolk County District Attorney. He lost the primary to Rachael Rollins, finishing third in a field of five candidates.

Ike Azotam

Ikechukwu "Ike" Azotam (born January 14, 1991) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player who currently plays for Leyma Básquet Coruña of the Spanish LEB Oro league. He played basketball at the collegiate level with Quinnipiac for four seasons and earned all-conference recognition on three occasions. Azotam attended the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science and Marianapolis Preparatory School for high school and was named New England All-Star in his final two seasons. He is mainly a power forward.

Roland Hayes

Roland Hayes (June 3, 1887 – January 1, 1977) was an American lyric tenor and composer. Critics lauded his abilities and linguistic skills demonstrated with songs in French, German and Italian. Earlier African-American concert artists were not recorded because in their day recording companies were only interested in a vaudeville type of singer. Hayes was the first to break this barrier and in 1939 he recorded with Columbia.Hayes' predecessors as well-known African-American concert artists, though not recorded because their performances were not minstrelsy, include Sissieretta Jones and Marie Selika.

Roxbury, Boston

Roxbury () is a neighborhood within the city of Boston, Massachusetts.Roxbury is a dissolved municipality and one of 23 official neighborhoods of Boston used by the city for neighborhood services coordination. The city states that Roxbury serves as the "heart of Black culture in Boston." Roxbury was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, and became a city in 1846 before being annexed to Boston on January 5, 1868.The original boundaries of the Town of Roxbury can be found in Drake's History of Roxbury and its noted Personages. Those boundaries include the Christian Science Center, the Prudential Center (built on the old Roxbury Railroad Yards) and everything south and east of the Muddy River including Symphony Hall, Northeastern University, Boston Latin School, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, Roxbury Community College YMCA, Harvard Medical School and many hospitals and schools in the area. This side of the Muddy River is Roxbury, the other side is Brookline and Boston. Franklin Park, once entirely within Roxbury when Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury and Roslindale were villages within the town of Roxbury until 1854, has been divided with the line between Jamaica Plain and Roxbury located in the vicinity of Peter Parley Road on Walnut Avenue, through the park to Columbia Road. Here, Walnut Avenue changes its name to Sigourney Street, indicating the area is now Jamaica Plain. One side of Columbia Road is Roxbury, the other Dorchester. Melnea Cass Boulevard is located approximately over the Roxbury Canal that brought boats into Roxbury, bypassing the busy port of Boston in the 1830s.

The neighborhood has recently added a new police station improving response time assisting its residents. This facility opened in 2011 and is energy efficient. Also assisting the community are programs such as the Child Services of Roxbury, the youth build Boston programs, and many more. New initiatives by the city of Boston have propelled the neighborhood of Boston to become eco-friendly. There has been development of new E+ buildings. Along with the move into an eco-friendly community, each building is now mandated to provide accessibility to people with handicaps.The neighborhood has also formed community gardens and developed the first urban farm of the city in accordance to the adoption of article 89, Urban Agricultural Ordinance, which provides framework for creating community resources for fresh produce, to be sold at low cost, and also to be donated to programs who help feed those who are in shelters or other care facilities alike. There are also many emergency response facilities who help underprivileged people in the area, such as youth centers, and social service centers.

When it was a separate municipality, Roxbury was part of Norfolk County; it is now part of Suffolk County.

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