October 20, 2018

Newsweek Names Valley Regional High School as one of America’s Best High Schools

Newsweek Magazine’s June 27th edition, on sale now at newsstands, has reported that Valley Regional High School is amongst the top 12 high schools in Connecticut, and the top 500 across America this week.  Newsweek Magazine named Valley Regional High School as one of America’s Best High Schools based on criteria such as our graduation rate, the number Advanced Placement course offered, scores received in those courses, Virtual High School courses, students attending college, SAT scores, and student/teacher ratio.

Valley Regional High School ranked 334 out of the 500 high schools named as “America’s Best High Schools.”  Said Dr. Levy, Superintendent of Schools for Region 4 Schools, “ This simply states what we already knew about our outstanding schools and community.  Recognition such as this are the result of the commitment, dedication, and collaboration of our students, staff, administrative team, Board of Education members, parents, and community, who all come together to provide opportunities for our children to excel in multiple venues. It begins in preschools and continues through our student’ educational experience, in and out of the classroom.

In addition to Newsweek’s recognition, Valley Regional High School also received 1st place in the Michael’s Cup Award for sportsmanship by our Athletic Teams in our SS Class.   This is a prestigious award presented by the Connecticut Interscholastic Conference.

One more award came our way to end this school year.  Mrs. Martineau, Principal of Valley Regional High School, wrote a grant to the Connecticut State Department of Education.  We just received notification that VRHS was awarded $5000 to develop the Capstone Project as a part of High School Reform efforts.  This grant will enable us to develop high school internship programs that will culminate in a senior project and be a part of our graduation requirements.

“I am very proud to be a part of our schools and community at large whose respect and total commitment to the vision, mission, and goals of our schools is evidenced in our most precious resource – our children.”

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