ConVal Profile

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Our School 

Contoocook Valley (ConVal) Regional High School opened in 1970 to serve nine towns and 250 square miles in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Towns comprising the ConVal District are Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, Peterborough, Sharon and Temple. The population of the nine towns is approximately 17,000.

Specialized programs are offered for students with learning disabilities and special needs (15%). Over fifty percent of our student body participates in athletics and/or extracurricular activities.

Students are expected to learn and demonstrate effective communication, effective problem solving, and effective use of knowledge. Students are also expected to demonstrate respect for themselves, respect for others, and respect for the facility.

 

Our Mission 

The ConVal High School community is dedicated to learning, thinking and growing.

Beliefs and Core Values 

ConVal is committed to the following:

  • Fostering a safe environment through positive culture
  • Relentless pursuit of learning, thinking and growing
  • Community demonstration of respect for self, peers, facility, and adults
  • Students, parents, community, and staff working together

21st Century Learning Expectations 

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Reading
  • Problem Solving
  • Speaking
  • Technology
  • Collaboration
  • Self-Management

Courses are offered on a four-by-four block schedule with daily classes for eighty minutes, and one intervention block. All students participate in an innovative intervention block called TASC (Teachers in Academic Support Centers), which provides daily, forty-three minute, guided interventions, extensions and the ability to personalize their education.

Honors Courses 

Academic honors courses are offered to students at all grade levels who wish to have a more rigorous and challenging course of study and who meet the prerequisites. Honors courses are weighted on the grading scale and indicated by the 010 course number.

Advanced Placement Courses 

AP Courses are college level courses that culminate in an end of course AP exam. Exam scores are reviewed by colleges and will be accepted as college credit under certain circumstances. AP Courses are weighted on the grading scale and are indicated by a 010 course number. ConVal also participates in Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) with a variety of options available to students.

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • AB Calculus
  • BC Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History

Career and Technical Education Programs 

The Region 14 Applied Technology Center offers a variety of Career and Technical Education programs for students from ConVal and Conant High Schools. Students completing a sequence of related courses in a concentrated area are eligible for certificates/credentials and in some cases, college credits can be earned through dual enrollment and Project Running Start.

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Building Construction
  • Business Management
  • Careers in Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Digital Photo and Video Arts
  • Electronics and Robotics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fire Fighting
  • Graphic Design
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Website Design
  • Woodworking

Academic Competencies 

ConVal is now involved in a detailed curriculum mapping process to review, reflect and revise as needed the curriculum, as well as building connected assessments to assure proficiency of skills. These competencies are directly connected to the academic grade in each course and graduation requirement as identified by the New Hampshire State Board of Education and the ConVal School District.

Course Levels 

Advanced Placement (010) 

Advanced Placement courses are college level courses approved by The College Board®. These extremely rigorous courses move at a college level pace and students should expect to work harder. Weighted at 1.50 points.

Honors (010) 

010 courses require extensive thinking skills, frequent, in-depth reading and writing assignments and consistent homework and home study. Students will be required to synthesize and analyze information and work independently. Weighted at 1.50 points.

Accelerated (012) 

012 courses are academically challenging and come with high expectations. 012 courses prepare students for the rigor of college level work. Weighted at 1.25 points.

Non-leveled (123) 

123 courses meet the credit requirements for graduation and New Hampshire State standards, and include students of all abilities and interests. Note: 012/123 courses are courses that are heterogeneously grouped. Teachers may individualize course weight based on a student’s current skill level. Weighted at 1.00 points.