As a comprehensive high school serving students in grades 9 through 12 and a postgraduate year, St. Johnsbury Academy offers a rigorous, wide-ranging, 221-course, standards-based curriculum designed to meet the needs and interests of a wide range of abilities, career goals, and interests.
We believe that every student has the potential to do great things, and that each has unique gifts and talents—some of which have gone unrecognized and unused—and that by helping each student recognize and use these gifts, teachers can help all students achieve their own brands of excellence, transforming their own lives and the world around them.
The Academy also believes students learn best when required material is presented in a form and degree of difficulty that matches their individual learning styles and abilities. In nearly all of our academic departments, students are placed in instructional sections with similar abilities and potential as identified by previous classroom performance. All academic departments offer courses at three levels: basic, standard, and accelerated. We also offer 22 Advanced Placement courses, more than any other Vermont high school and ranking in the top 20 nationally.
This student-centered approach to learning also includes individualized academic support available through our Learning Center, which is designed to provide short-term assistance to students experiencing difficulty with specific course material.
All Academy courses are semester courses and our class day is conducted under a five-Block schedule with 70-minute classes. Course credit is awarded at the end of each semester.
Graduation requirements and detailed information about courses offered are available through our 2013-2014 Course Bulletin