School Profile

leland and gray front entrance mosaic

 

Leland and Gray Union High School is a rural middle and senior high school serving 350 students, located in southeastern Vermont. The Program of Studies encompasses an aligned sequence of college-preparatory and Advanced Placement courses to all students, supported by academic support classes and extensive services. Small class sizes and strong ties between faculty and students foster achievement, creativity, and global citizenship. Extensive opportunities tied to academic programs enable Leland and Gray students to learn abroad and attract international students to our campus, most notably through the Chinese-American performing arts collaboration, Journey East.

COMMUNITY:

As part of the Windham Central Supervisory Union, Leland and Gray serves students from the union towns of Newfane, Brookline, Jamaica, Townshend and Windham. Approximately 20% of students attend Leland and Gray as part of school choice, either from other Vermont towns or from abroad with a J-1 or F-1 student visa.

COURSES OF STUDY:

  • College-preparatory courses in all subject areas
  • Advanced Placement courses: Biology Calculus, Chemistry, Chinese, English, Physics, United States History
  • Foreign languages: Chinese, French, Spanish
  • Dual Enrollment (HS & undergrad) credit for college-level courses: Chemistry, Chinese III & IV, Economics, French III & IV, Meteorology, Psychology, Spanish III & IV
  • Acceleration based on readiness to learn
  • Personalized learning options: independent study, job shadowing, internships, online courses, college courses, Windham Regional Career Center.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

26 credits including:
4.0 – English 2.0 – Physical Education
4.0 – Science 1.0 – Fine Arts
3.0 – Mathematics 0.5 – Health
3.0 – Social Studies 8.5 – Electives

SCHOOL EVALUATION: 

Collaborative Peer Review with Unleashing the Power of Partnerships for Learning.

ATHLETICS:

Varsity and junior varsity basketball, soccer, baseball, snowboarding, softball

GRADING SYSTEM:

A 90-100 C 70-79 F 0-64
B 80-89 D 65-69

CLASS RANK: 

Un-weighted class rank based on all courses

TESTING PROGRAMS:

Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium in reading, writing, mathematics
New England Common Assessment Program in science
PSAT/NMSQT
SAT I and SAT II
ACT
Advanced Placement exams

POSTSECONDARY PLANS:

Year College Work
Class of 2014: 53% 47%
Class of 2013: 74% 26%
Class of 2012: 67% 33%

WINTER ACTIVITIES:

All students participate in 8 half-day sessions of wellness activities from Nordic skiing and tennis to weight-training and collaborative gym games to build lifelong fitness habits and community.

CLUBS and LEADERSHIP:

A Cappella, Choir, Civic Leadership Education Action, Counselor for elementary and middle school children, Drama, DUO-community service, Environmental Action Force, Gay-Straight Alliance Help Empower Youth programs, Jazz Band, Journey East, Musical Theater, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Pep Band, Restorative Justice, Samba Band, Student Council