In 2010, The School Districts of Burrillville, Lincoln, North Smithfield and Smithfield formed, by a Resolution of each School Committee, the Northwest School District Consortium (NWSC). The purpose of the Consortium was to create cost efficiencies and share resources while improving the quality of education across all four districts.
The Northwest Consortium Career and Technical Education mission is to work collaboratively to ensure a diversity of programming within the four districts and allow for the strategic utilization of resources.
Our Career and Technical Pathway Programs engage students to be problem solvers and self-motivated adults with the communication skills and academic aptitude to succeed in their desired post-secondary college and career choices. The four high schools within the consortium collaboratively provide students unique educational programs that are intellectually stimulating and personally relevant with a strong emphasis on becoming responsible citizens. Our pathways leverage technology, business partnerships, project-based learning, and 21st Century teaching to enhance the student experience.