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Hartford High School 2009- 2010 School Profile 37 Highland Avenue ♦ White River Junction, Vermont 05001 Phone: (802) 295-8620 ♦ Fax: (802) 295-8611 School Counseling Office: (802) 295-8620 ext. 103 CEEB Code Number 460495 www.hartfordschools.net Principal: Joseph Collea, Jr. Assistant Principals: David Baker & William Murphy Guidance Director: Scott Farnsworth School Counselors: Cynthia Edson Beth Garfield Corrie Haskell Tom Eberhardt (Grade 9) Registrar: Rena Burnett Guidance Secretary: Susan Stanford Community The Town of Hartford is located on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire at the intersection of Interstates 89 and 91 as well as US Routes 4 and 5. Hartford is a crossroad, the Gateway to Vermont for recreation and commerce alike. With excellent highway, rail, and air services, the Hartford area has long served as a hub for transportation and travel throughout New England, the Northeast, and Canada. Hartford is in the heart of the beautiful and prosperous “Upper Valley”, a region that is home to several renowned educational and medical facilities including the US Veterans Administration Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Dartmouth College and Medical School. The Upper Valley is comprised of numerous small towns and villages whose residents hold to community-centered, family values, enjoy freedom from crime and violence, and have ready access to excellent schools. They benefit from living in a clean environment with a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, fishing, hunting, and hiking, with some of the best skiing in New England only a short drive away. In keeping with Vermont tradition, Hartford is composed of five distinct, historic villages, with a combined population totaling 10,200. Each village has its own history and unique character. School System Hartford School District is comprised of three elementary schools (k-5), a middle school (grades 6-8) and a high school (9-12): the total of which is nearly 1800 students. Attached to our high school is the Hartford Area Career and Technical Center which enrolls nearly 400 juniors and seniors from seven districts and surrounding communities’ members. Our district also hosts 3 unique programs in our region: the Regional Resource Center, educating nearly forty students with severe learning difficulties, the Wilder School, a regional alternative program (RAP), consisting of nearly twenty students, and HARP, an autistic program of two students. Each regional collaborative program accepts students from public and private schools around our region. Accreditation Hartford High School is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and by the Vermont Department of Education. Enrollment: 657 students grades 9-12 (This number includes other programs, such as RRC and RAP, whose students may access our mainstream programs.) Teaching faculty: 62 FTE (58% of whom have earned advanced degrees beyond a Bachelor’s level) Calendar: Two semesters each comprised of two quarters. Our school is based on a 4x4 block schedule (beginning 1995-1996) consisting of four 88 minute classes per day. In few instances, some courses are 45 minutes for the year. HACTC: The Hartford Area Career and Technical Center enrolls nearly 40% of our juniors and seniors in one of its sixteen programs. These students are enrolled for 1 block per day for two credits for the year (2b) or one and one half blocks per day for three credits for the year (3b). Courses at the HACTC are indicated on the transcript with either a “2b” or “3b” following the course title, or, in some cases, a “pre” in the title indicating a 1 semester, 1 credit elective in that respective area. Students enrolled for two years in the same 2b or 3b course earn an embedded credit toward meeting a Hartford High School core graduation requirement. The Honors Program The purpose of the Honors Program is to provide a self-directed four year, enriching, college preparatory program. It is tailored to meet the needs of talented and highly motivated students who seek to challenge themselves academically with an emphasis on responsibility for independent learning and discovery. We anticipate 14 students will complete their 4 years in the program in June of 2010 and earn an Honors Diploma. Core components: Elect a minimum of fifteen Advanced, AP or Dartmouth Courses (include at least 2 AP courses) Take 2 Advanced Placement Exams or 3 SAT II exams or 2 Dartmouth Courses Maintain a 3.25 grade point average with no final grade below a C- Elect three credits of foreign language which may include a credit earned in the 8th grade Complete 100 hours of pre-approved community service over four years Participate in a school sanctioned sport or major school activity each year Attend two lectures at Dartmouth College and submit summaries each year Write and defend a thesis or project during the Junior year. Follow all timelines for meeting the requirements of the Honors Program Document and maintain a portfolio on all Honors Program requirements Attend two seminars yearly Meet regularly with Honors Program Director and attend monthly meetings Attend a two day retreat during the Sophomore year Grading System * Grade Percentage Grade Points AP (weighted only) A+ 98-100 4.33 5.33 A 93-97 4.00 5.00 A- 90-92 3.67 4.67 B+ 87-89 3.33 4.33 B 83-86 3.00 4.00 B- 80-82 2.67 3.67 C+ 77-79 2.33 3.33 C 73-76 2.00 3.00 C- 70-72 1.67 2.67 D+ 67-69 1.33 2.33 D 63-66 1.00 2.00 D- 60-62 0.67 1.67 * Our Advanced (A) may be considered Honors at other schools. * Advanced Placement courses are weighted as indicated above. * Students dually enrolled in Dartmouth courses do not receive grades or credits from our school. These courses are recognized as meeting requirements for full-time status in school and meeting co-curricular eligibility requirements. Class of 2010 Graduation Requirements English 4 credits Social Science 3 credits (One = US History) Mathematics 3 credits Science 3 credits (One = Physical Science, One = Biology) Physical Education 1.5 credits Health .5 credit Fine Arts 1 credit Electives 10 credits Hartford Diploma: 26 credits SAT Reasoning Test Results Critical Reading Math Writing # of test takers HHS State National HHS State National HHS State National Class of 2007 132 517 516 502 513 518 515 511 508 494 Class of 2008 123 514 519 502 512 523 515 491 507 494 Class of 2009 94 496 518 501 497 518 515 484 506 493 ACT Test Results Composite Score Average # of test takers HHS State National Class of 2007 19 20.6 22.8 21.2 Class of 2008 34 20.9 22.7 21.1 Class of 2009 26 21.1 23.1 21.1 National Merit Scholarship Program 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Commended Students 2 1 1 1 1 AP Exam 2007 2008 2009 Total Students taking Exam 56 54 43 Total number of Exams 67 65 48 % tests scoring 3 or above 70% 78% 71% % tests scoring 4 or above 43% 46% 31% AP Scholar 3 4 2 AP Scholar with Honor 1 Future Plans Class of 2006 Class of 2007 Class of 2008 Class of 2009 4 year College or University 55% 62% 55% 50% 2 year and Technical school 13% 14% 10% 9% Employment/undecided/travel 29% 22% 33% 34% Military Service 3% 2% 2% 4% Other (NOLS, PG, Americorps) 3% Hartford High School College Acceptances for the Class of 2009 (A partial list) Adelphi University Emmanuel College Paul Smith’s pCollege University of Connecticut American International College Endicott College Penn. State Univ., University Park University of Hartford Amherst College Fitchburg State College Plattsburgh State University University of Kentucky Anna Maria College Franklin Pierce College Plymouth State College University of Maine Arizona State University George Mason University Prescott College University of Mary Washington Babson College Green Mountain College Quinnipiac University Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst Barry University Georgia State University Randolph College Univ. of Massachusetts,Dartmouth Bentley University Gonzaga University Randolph-Macon College University of Montana, Missoula Binghamton University Green Mountain College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of Nevada, Las Vegas Bishop’s University Hofstra University Rhode Island College University of New England Boston College Husson College River Valley Community College University of New Hampshire Boston University Iona College Rochester Institute of Technology University of New Haven Brandeis University Ithaca College Roger Williams University University of Rhode Island Briar Cliff University James Madison University Sacred Heart University University of Richmond Bridgewater State College Johnson and Wales University Salem State College University of Rochester Brown University Johnson State College Salve Regina University University of San Diego Bryant University Keene State College Santa Barbara City College University of South Carolina Buffalo State College of SUNY Kenyon College Seattle University University of Southern Maine Castleton State College Lasell College South Carolina State University University of Southern Mississippi Champlain College Lesley University Southern Connecticut State Univ. University of Vermont Clark University Lebanon College Southern Maine Community Coll. University of Washington Clarkson University Lyndon State College Southern NH University University of Wisconsin, Madison Colby-Sawyer College Maine Maritime Academy Southern Vermont College Vassar College College of St. Joseph Marymount Manhattan College Springfield College Vermont Technical College Colorado College Montana State University St. Anselm College Warren Wilson College Community College of VT Mount Ida College St. John’s College Washington Co. Commun. Coll. Connecticut College New England College St. Joseph’s College, ME Wentworth Institute of Technology Curry College New England Culinary Institute St. Lawrence University Wesley College Dartmouth College New England Institute of Tech. Suffolk University West Virginia University Drew University NHCTC, Claremont, Berlin SUNY College at Cobleskill Western New England College Duke University Nichols College Syracuse University Westfield State College East Carolina University Norwich University Tufts University Wheaton College Edgewood College Oberlin College Unity College Wheelock College Edinboro University of PA Ohio Technical College University of Cincinnati Wofford College Elmira College Old Dominion University University of Colorado at Boulder Worcester Polytechnic Institute Program of Studies 2006 - 2010 (Basic) = remedial in nature (A) = Advanced (AP) = Advanced Placement ENGLISH English Lab (Basic) (9& 10) English 9, 10, 11, 12 Myths/Folklore Freshmen Seminar English 9, 10, 11, 12 (A) Debate 1, 2, 3, 4 The Autobiography English 12 AP (yearlong) (2 credits) Poetry World Literature (A) English to Speakers of Other Lang. Yearbook (yearlong) SOCIAL SCIENCE Area Studies (9) American Rev/Civil War Election 2008 Area Studies (Basic) Asian Studies Hitler/ Holocaust Cultural Geography China Humanities (A) Cultural Geography (Basic) Community Service Justice US History Comparative World Religions Modern European History (A) US History (Basic) Cont. Social Problems/Justice Psychology (A) US History 1 (A) Creating a History of Hartford Survival Social Studies US History 2 (A) Cultural Anthropology Western Civilizations 1960’s & 1970’s Development of Western Civ. (A) Wild West 60’s Experience (A) Economics Matters MATHEMATICS * Math 1 (Basic Math) Geometry (A) Calculus 2 (AP) Consumer Math Algebra 2 Computer Programming 1 Business Math Algebra 2 (A) Computer Programming 2 (A) Algebra 1-Part One Precalculus Math Problem-Solving Algebra 1-Part Two Precalculus (A) Statistics Algebra 1 Calculus Geometry Calculus 1 (AP) SCIENCE Physical Science (Basic) Biology 1 (AP) Physics 1-Mechanics (A) Physical Science Biology 2 (AP) Physics 2 –Electromagnetism (A) Biology (Basic) Chemistry 1 Astronomy and Geology Biology Chemistry 2 (A) Forensic Science Biology 1 (A) Chemistry 1 (AP) & 2 (AP) (yearlong) Space/Earth Science (A) Biology 2 (A) Principles of Technology Environmental Science (alternating years) Human Biology (alternating years) FOREIGN LANGUAGE COURSES ** Intermediate French Intermediate Spanish Intermediate Latin French 1-3 Spanish 1-3 Latin 1-3 French 4 (A) Spanish 4 (A) Latin 4 (A) French 5 (AP) (Latin discontinued 07-08) German 1-2 ART COURSES Drawing 1 Painting 1 & 2 Advanced Art (A) Traditional / Modern Design 2-D and 3-D Design Art (AP) Metals / Ceramics Sculpture MUSIC COURSES Concert Choir (yearlong) Music Enrichment (yearlong) Guitar 1 & 2 Band (yearlong) Jazz Band (yearlong) Theater Arts Choir / Band (yearlong) Music Theory (A) Music Technology * A student taking both Algebra 1A (Part One) and Algebra 1B (Part Two) has essentially completed an Algebra 1 curriculum in the course of two semesters instead of one. ** Foreign Language curriculum: Intermediate Foreign Language courses are taken between level 1 and level 2 courses. *** Second Semester junior and all seniors are eligible to take courses at Dartmouth College if they have exhausted the curriculum at Hartford High School. For further inquires on our courses and other electives offered, please refer to our complete Program of Studies from the Course Catalog on our website.
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