Oakmont Regional High School serves students from the towns of Ashburnham and Westminster. These towns, located in North Central Massachusetts, are considered rural/residential in character. Beautiful lakes, scenic trails, and close proximity to Mount Wachusett make this an attractive area in which to reside. While there are a number of large employers, easy access to Rt. 2 also means many commute to and from Boston.
Oakmont educates students in grades 9 through 12 with an enrollment of approximately 665 pupils (September 2021). A strong college preparatory curriculum is offered including Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Our varied curriculum includes an innovative technology program as well as numerous co-curricular activities. For a more detailed description of the co-curricular activities, please see the back page.
Oakmont operates on a 4 x 4 semester block schedule, which began in 1997. All classes are 83 minutes long, with the vast majority of them running for one semester and earning one full credit. One-half of a credit is awarded in Fitness, Health, Business Applications & Career Exploration, Applied Studies, Learning Center and Band and/or Chorus. Journalism, and 3D Design are also offered half-credit. Seniors are allowed to waive Fitness in lieu of other athletic pursuits.
Oakmont Mission Statement
Oakmont Regional High School provides an inclusive, nurturing environment where students pursue academic excellence, practice respect, think innovatively, and prepare for life-long participation in an ever-changing global society.
Oakmont Core Values
In our pursuit of academic, technological, and personal excellence, the Oakmont learning community will act responsibly, be self-directed, communicate clearly and appropriately, address and solve problems, and practice respect.
We are responsible when we
- account for our actions, attitudes words and their consequences;
- consider others’ needs;
- reflect on our actions and respond accordingly;
- accept constructive criticism;
- use technology ethically;
- contribute fully while collaborating with peers.
We are self-directed when we
- prioritize academic tasks and manage time effectively;
- make decisions in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle including nutrition, physical fitness, and preventative care;
- make informed, thoughtful decisions regarding our emotional, physical and mental health;
- conduct ourselves appropriately in a variety of social situations;
- work diligently, independently or within collaborative groups.
We communicate clearly and appropriately independently or collaboratively when we
- read actively and critically for information and understanding;
- write clearly and accurately for a variety of purposes;
- speak clearly and appropriately for the audience;
- listen attentively and openly to others;
- use multiple modes of creative expression;
- demonstrate cultural and digital age literacy.
We address and solve problems independently or collaboratively when we
- adapt to ever-changing learning environments;
- look for analytic and/or creative ways to identify, describe, and solve real-world problems;
- research, interpret, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information from verbal, printed, and digital sources;
- demonstrate curiosity and intellectual risk-taking
We practice respect when we
- accept others with kindness and openness;
- expand our awareness of and appreciation for the global community;
- treat others ethically with honesty and integrity;
- accept diversity and recognize the different ways we learn, think, look, and live.
Oakmont Learner Expectations
- Critical Thinking: Reading, listening, and research skills to gather, interpret, synthesize and evaluate information while using a variety of methods and technologies.
- Communication: Demonstrate learning through creative, multiple modes of expression which include but are not limited to various technologies.
- Responsibility: Demonstrate responsibility by being flexible and adaptable while working independently and collaboratively to accomplish tasks.
- Decision-Making: Plan for and make healthy lifestyle decisions.
- Citizenship: Understand the rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a diverse democratic society and be thoughtful, accepting, reflective, and active citizens in the school and larger community.