Admissions Department

Bay Path is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Each Bay Path Graduate receives a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA and a VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE. Bay Path admits students and makes available to them its advantages, privileges and courses of study without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, home status or disability. Since final placement of students is based on the exploratory program and space availability, we cannot guarantee that the final placement will be the applicant's first choice. Bay Path services students within the Southern Worcester County District; Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, North Brookfield, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, and Webster. Students from these towns are encouraged to apply. All other towns are considered "Out of District".

Online Application Process

All students are to complete the online applications located at:

Applicants must have a parent/guardian signature for the application to be verified and sent to the 8th grade counselor. If there is no signature, the application stays at started and will not be moved along in the admissions process.

Students must include parent/guardian information, including parent email. Student school email addresses will not be accepted in the online program (no notifications will be received via email as the system rejects student school emails).

Once applications are signed, BP staff will verify the applications. Once verified, middle/junior high counselors will have students in respective portals.

Once verified, middle/junior high school counselors will be able to complete the following for each student in each student’s account:

  • Provide 8th grade counselor recommendation/comments as appropriate
  • Upload 7th grade and 8th grade (Q1) report cards
  • Upload 7th grade and 8th grade (Q1) attendance (UNEXCUSED ONLY)
  • Upload 7th grade and 8th grade (Q1) discipline record

Students will attend BP Interviews during scheduled day/times. Students must complete the interview in order to be considered for enrollment.

Students will be conditionally accepted* into Bay Path at the end of February. At this time, all students and families will be asked to complete the Voluntary Information section of the application and ensure they have completed the exploratory career choices section in its entirety.

Students not accepted, will be placed on a waitlist by score. Students will be notified via letter and/or email. The waitlist will be compiled by the end of March.

*Conditional Acceptance: Students must PASS English and Math in 8th grade to be enrolled at Bay Path for 9th grade. If a student fails one or more of the core classes, he/she will not be allowed to attend Bay Path unless he/she attends summer school in their sending town (or another town that offers 8th grade programming).

Online Virtual Tour

Could not make it to open house? See our online virtual tour here: Tour