About Us

School Profile

Accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Vermont Agency of Education.

School and Community

South Royalton High School is located on the banks of the beautiful White River in the town of South Royalton.  Royalton, Vermont is a small, close-knit community of farms and businesses with a focus on school activities and their importance in the development of its young people. Royalton is proud to be home to Vermont Law School.

Students and Faculty

South Royalton School enrolls 385 students; 180 in grades PreK-5, 76 students in grades 6-8, and 129 students in grades 9-12.  The Class of 2016 numbers 38. The PreK-12 faculty consists of about 50 professional educators, most of whom have pursued graduate study and hold Master’s degrees or higher. In addition to their teaching duties, all high school faculty lead a small advisory group of students throughout their four years of high school. Many faculty members also coach an athletic team or serve as an advisor for a co-curricular activity.

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

The Class of 2016 must meet the minimum of 20 credits:

Four credits in English, three credits in Social Studies, three credits in Math, three credits in Science, one credit in art, one and one half in Physical Education, and four and one half electives.

Course offerings are available in twelve departments. Honors courses and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available in several areas.  AP courses are weighted.  Many students participate in the programs offered at the Randolph Technical Career Center, and some enroll in courses at Dartmouth College, Vermont Technical College, and Community College of Vermont.  South Royalton offers Community Based Learning, a hands-on opportunity to earn elective credit while learning first-hand about careers that interest them.
Our French V and Spanish IV are not offered as AP classes, but are weighted and students may choose to prepare and sit for the AP exams..

Cumulative G.P.A. Distribution, Class of 2015 as of June 2014

95+ 90+ 85+ 80+ 75+ 70+ Below 70
0 3 7 3 6 5 0

Courses offered 2014-15:

Algebra I, Academic & Honors
Algebra II, Academic & Honors French II, III, V
Art I, II, Advanced Geometry, Academic & Honors
Band Government, Comparative
Beginning Guitar Health & Wellness
Biology, Academic, Conceptual, & AP Human Anatomy & Physiology
Calculus AB, AP Human Geography, AP
Chemistry, Conceptual & Academic Humanities
Chorus Mechanical Technology
Community-Based Learning Media Analysis
Computer-Aided Design Model United Nations
Construction Technology Music Theory, Independent
Cultural Anthropology Physical Education
Digital Music Composition I, II Physics I, II
Driver Education Pre-Calculus
Earth & Environmental Science; Psychology
English 9, 10, 11/12 Academic Spanish I, II, III, IV
English 11/12 General Statistics AP
English 9, 10 Honors Technology Education 9
English Language AP U.S. History, Academic, Honors, & AP
English Literature AP Vermont Studies
Fitness Woodworking I, II

Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities

These activities enhance the academic environment and include music (band and chorus, plus regional, state, and New England festivals), sports (soccer, cross country, basketball, bowling, baseball, softball, and track and field), National Honor Society, Drama Club, Yearbook, Governor’s Institute, Boy’s and Girl’s State, Student Council, S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), school newspaper, Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference, A.L.A.R.M. (Active Leaders and Role Models), Restorative Justice, fencing, robotics, and Ambassadors.

Colleges Attended by Recent Graduates

American Academy of Dramatic Arts, American University, Amherst College, Bates College, Berea College, Bennington College, Bentley College, Boston College, Brandeis University, Brigham Young University, Bryant College, Boston University, Colby College, College of St. Joseph, Carnegie Mellon University, U of Southern Maine, Castleton State College, Champlain College, Chatham University, Clarkson University, Colby Sawyer College, College of the Holy Cross, Community College of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Delaware Valley College, Dickinson College, Diesel Institute of America, Elmira College, Emerson College, Endicott College, Franklin Pierce College, Guilford College, George Washington University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Green Mountain College, Hamilton College, Hampshire College, Hartwick College, Haverford College, Hesser College, Ithaca College, Johnson and Wales, Johnson State College, Keene State College, Lyndon State College, Merrimack College, Middlebury College, Motorcycle Mechanic Institute, Mt. Holyoke College, New Hampshire VoTech, New York University, Northeastern University, Norwich University, Ohio Technical,  Parson’s School of Design, Paul Smiths College, Penn State, Plymouth State, Quinnipiac College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams, St. Joseph’s College, St. Lawrence University, St. Michael’s College, Sienna College, Simmons College, Sacred Heart University, Smith College, Southern N.H. University, Springfield College, Stanford University, S.U.N.Y. (@ Buffalo, Cobleskill, Cortland, Delhi, Morrisville, Plattsburgh and Purchase), Syracuse University, Swarthmore College, Tufts University, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U of Colorado, U of Connecticut, U of Mass., U of New England, U of New Hampshire, U of Vermont, Union College, Vermont Technical College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Wheaton College