In order to complete the employment process, you need to comply with certain legal regulations that are stipulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  All students under the age of 18 are required to obtain a Work Permit.

    Follow these steps:

    Step 1: Obtain a job offer from an employer.

    Step 2: Fill out the Employment Permit Application (you may get this on the Duxbury High School website, DHS/Guidance Office, or at the Central Office located in Chandler Elementary.

    Step 3: Ask your new employer to complete and sign the “Promise of Employment” section on the application. Your name and position must be completed.

    Step 4: Students between the ages of 14-15 need to get a physician’s signature or please inform us if the school has a current health record on file during the work permit process.

    Step 5: All students, regardless of age, need a parent/guardian signature.

    Step 6: Student sign the application.

    Student must bring the application to the DHS Office or the Central Office located at the Chandler School, where the official Work Permit will be processed.  Office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, summer hours 9:00 am – 3:00 pm daily. No additional documentation is required. Students MUST be present to sign this document.  No exceptions. 


    Students Who DO NOT Attend Duxbury Public Schools

    Students who do NOT attend a Duxbury public school must also complete a School Records Form.  This form can be obtained on the DHS Website, Central Office located at the Chandler Elementary School or the Guidance Office/Front office of Duxbury High School. 

    For those that do not attend Duxbury Public Schools, bring the following:

    •                         Employment Permit Application for 14 through 17 Year-Olds
    •                         Photo ID (school ID, driver’s license, or passport)
    •                         Birth Certificate
    •                         School Record Form