Columbus Day - OFF
Veteran's Day - OFF
December 19 - January 3
Civil Right's Day - OFF
February 24 -28th
Memorial Day - OFF
Last Day of School
Students must successfully complete 20 credits as required by the State of New Hampshire. This includes 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Mathematics, 2 credits of Science, 3 credits of Social Studies (two of which must be United States History and American Government), 1 credit of Computer and 1 credit of Health.
|97 - 100% = A+||94 - 96% = A||90 - 93% = A-|
|87 - 89% = B+||84 - 86% = B||80 - 83% = B-|
|77 - 79% = C+||74 - 76% = C||70 - 73% = C-|
|67 - 69% = D+||64 - 66% = D||60 - 63% = D-|
|Below 60 = Failing||W = Withdrawn||I = Incomplete|
Report Cards will be sent home one week after the close of each quarter (See enclosed school calendar marking period closing dates). A copy of the report card will be kept in the student's file.
A student receives "Honors" for earning a 3.5 GPA or above on his/her report card for a given quarter.
Every student 16 years and over must be employed and receive wages. Hours of employment are limited to 20 hours a week. Students 15 years of age can participate in the student work program with parental permission and completion of a NH Youth Employment Certificate.
Students are required to fill out a VHS Student Employment form that provides the name, address, phone number of the employer and their job responsibilities. All employment is verified and monitored by the VHS principal. A credit is given for Work Study, for every school year of participation.
VHS does not schedule regular Parent/Teacher conferences, but the staff will be available to meet with Parents/Students if so desired to discuss their child's progress. Please call ahead to make an appointment.
Students requiring academic or character references from VHS staff are asked to submit the request two weeks in advance of the due date. The student is to complete his or her portion of the related application before requesting that the staff member complete the recommendation. This includes references for school transfer, college admission, scholarships and job applications. The student should supply the staff member with necessary address and contact person. Please note: many institutions require confidential references.
If a Parent and/or Student is dissatisfied with a classroom issue, they are encouraged to meet with the teacher privately to discuss the issue. If the situation has not been satisfactorily resolved, the student or parent is asked to meet with the VHS Principal. Policy matters, or those issues not pertaining to the classroom, should be presented to the Principal. We are committed to listening to one another and strive to resolve all conflicts.
If a student must withdraw from VHS, a written notice must be submitted to the Principal two weeks in advance. If no notice is given, full tuition is expected until such notice is received. Student records will be forwarded to the new admitting school upon written request of that school, and that tuition payments are current.
Parents and/or students enrolled at VHS must agree to the financial agreement. We ask that you make your tuition payments in a timely manner and that monthly payments are due by the 1st of the month; starting in September and ending with the final payment in May. Report cards WILL NOT be issued until tuition payments are current. Your child's records WILL NOT be released to another school until the balance is paid in full and participation in graduation and a diploma will not be issued unless the students account is paid.
VHS reserves the right to ask a student to leave at the quarter or semester due to non-payment of tuition and the student will not be allowed to return to school until payment is received in full
Students are required by law to attend school. VHS will meet attendance requirements of the State of New Hampshire. In order to maintain optimum academic performance, students need to be in class regularly.
The following procedures are to be followed in the event of a student absence, including a planned family vacation: Parents need to notify the school in the event of a student's absence. (A message on the answering machine is sufficient). This aids in accounting for all students under the school's supervision. Students are Required to make-up work for absences. Parents need to notify the Principal directly if the student will be absent for a planned family vacation. A student will be considered "unexcused" if we do not receive notification from the parents regarding their child's absence.
Parents/Students need to notify the school in the event of the student's tardiness (A message on the answering machine is sufficient). Consequences for unexcused absences or tardiness:
1. If the student is exceptionally late (tardy) without parental notification to the school; the student will be required to remain after class for how many minutes late.
2.Parents will be contacted
Appointments - Every effort should be made to schedule appointments outside of school hours. If it is necessary for a student to be dismissed early, he or she is to submit a note or a phone call from a parent explaining the reason.
Cancelation of school due to inclement weather will be the same as public school or notification from VHS. We will be listed on CHANNEL 9 (WMUR).
In respect for others and the classroom environment, students are expected to wear clothing that is neither too tight nor too loose. Clothing that exposes the midriff or undergarments are NOT ALLOWED. Wording, logos, graphics, etc. that are part of students attire MUST NOT be offensive in nature or contain inappropriate advertising.
Cancellation of school due to inclement weather will be the same as public school, or notification from VHS will be listed on Channel 9 (WMUR).
Students will be encouraged to RESPECT themselves, each other, their parents, the faculty and staff, as well as the building itself.