May 182018

Protective Services 2 students toured the John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse. While inside students learned about symbolism throughout the building, how the courthouse functions, and also had the chance to sit in on an ongoing criminal trial. Thanks to Discovering Justice for the tour.

Students go to Jail

 Posted by on May 11, 2018
May 112018

Two classes of Protective Services 1 students visited the Nashua St. Jail this week. Students toured the facility with Lt. Ayuso and learned about the booking process, saw an active unit, and spoke to an inmate about the consequences of your choices in life. Thank you to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Dept.

Film Festival

 Posted by on May 7, 2018
May 072018

On May 3 the Film and Television Production class held a film festival in the Adams Lecture Hall. This was an event where student produced films and documentaries were viewed. The films included: Quincy High Then and Now by Amber Norton and Gina Marcello, A Very Short Film by Andrew Artinian and Bobby Stevenson, Again by Alexis Marshall, Tim Burton by Shane Stokes, and Wes Anderson by Isabella Allegro.

DVC Students Learn Concept Development

 Posted by on April 5, 2018
Apr 052018

Merry Perry of Merry Perry Design taught a lesson to Ms. McGinnity’s Design & Visual Communication students yesterday. She explained to them her process of concept development. She walked them through the brainstorming process and then on to mood boards and how she made her final presentation to a client.

She completed two activities with the students. One was coming up with quick sketches that represented specific words. The second was a critique of different mood boards she created.

The students left with a better understanding of how concepts are created in real world industry. This will be very helpful to their development as designers in many fields.


QHS CTE Parent Academy

 Posted by on March 28, 2018
Mar 282018

On Monday, March 19, 2018, Quincy High School Career and Technical programs hosted their first Parent Academy.  This academy was for Construction Technology, Plumbing Technology, Electrical Technology, and Metal Fabrication/Welding.  The theme was “Connecting Students and Parents with Career and Technical Education Guiding Students Through Construction Trades.”

Begin your career with the Career and Technical Programs


 Posted by on March 19, 2018
Mar 192018

Lisa McNamara from the New England Institute of Technology visited the Design & Visual Communications students on Friday. She explained to the students what life in college would be like. She had a great discussion with them about what the pros and cons of college are.

QHS has a great Articulation with NEIT. Students who complete Ms. McGinnity’s DVC course get 3 automatic credits. If they get their Adobe Certified Associate certification in Photoshop they can get another 3 credits. NEIT will also examine student portfolios for additional credit on an individual basis. What a great deal!


 Posted by on December 19, 2017
Dec 192017

Recently the seniors from Protective Services participated in training with the QPD SWAT Unit. Students were shown the gear, technology, and resources that QPD relies on in emergency SWAT situations. Students also assisted and worked through mock active shooter and hostage negotiation situations.

Future Chefs Capstone Dinner Celebration

 Posted by on December 18, 2017
Dec 182017

Quentin Martinous
Jaymee Malimban
Christine Broderick
Maxine Lau

QHS culinary students showed-off their cooking chops at this year’s Future Chefs Capstone Dinner Celebration, held on Friday December 8, in Boston. Future Chef seniors highlighted their passion for cooking by developing and presenting their creations to 90 lucky guests.

NBHS Students Adopt-A-Child

 Posted by on December 13, 2017
Dec 132017

National Business Honor Society members (left to right) Margaret O’Leary, Tiffany Li, Stela Cala and Nick DeFranco went shopping recently to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 10 Quincy children through the Adopt-A-Child program run by the Quincy Community Action Programs.  The National Business Honor Society, Quincy High School Chapter, raised over $500 for this initiative.   This is the third year that the Quincy High School Chapter has been able to spread some cheer to the youth of the Quincy community!  Good job Maggie, Tiffany, Stela and Nick and the whole National Business Honor Society, Quincy High Chapter!