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Overview and Nonresident Info

The Rindge School of Technical Arts, or RSTA (say “Rista”), is the Career & Technical Education (CTE) department of the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.  CRLS students may enroll in any RSTA course or program (a sequence of multiple courses) listed in the CRLS Course Catalog (“The CRLS Experience”). RSTA offers twelve different CTE programs of study that are Mass. DESE Chapter 74-approved, plus a Chapter 74-approved Exploratory courses for 9th graders, and several non-Chapter 74 courses.

Click here for the latest CRLS Experience and turn to the RSTA section for a listing of courses.

Important Notice and Dates regarding CTE programs for Nonresident students: The Mass DESE Chapter 74 Nonresident Student Tuition Program provides students the opportunity to attend a school outside of their district of residence for the purpose of enrolling a Mass. DESE (Chapter 74) career & technical education (CTE) program that is not offered by their district of residence.

Students who seek admission to a specific CTE program that is offered by a school outside of their district of residence must follow the admission process of the school to which they seek admission, including using the school-provided application for admission. The application for admission must be submitted to the receiving school no later than March 15 of the preceeding school year.

In addition, a nonresident student must submit a Chapter 74 Vocational Technical Education Program Nonresident Student Tuition Application to the Superintendent of the student’s district of residence by April 1 of the preceding school year.

Cambridge residents who wish to enroll in a Chapter 74 approved CTE program not offered at CRLS/RSTA can do so through Cambridge's participation in the Shore Collaborative SOLVED program, which offers access to several Chapter 74 programs at nearby schools. Cambridge residents seeking enrollment in a Chapter 74 program not offered by CRLS/RSTA should contact the Executive Director of RSTA before March 15 to learn which programs are available for the next school year.

Click here for Mass. DESE Guidelines for Vocational Technical Education Program Nonresident Student Tuition Process Pursuant to M.G.L.c.74.

Click here for Cambridge Public Schools Admission Policy for Career & Technical Education at RSTA.