ConVal Profile

ConVal Regional High School

Sending Schools: Great Brook School, South Meadow School, area independent schools
Grades: 9 – 12
Location: 184 Hancock Rd, Peterborough, NH 03458
Phone: (603) 924-3869
Web Address:

Student Instructional Hours: 7:35 AM – 2:20 PM
Color(s): Blue & Gold

Mission Statement: 

At ConVal High School, we embrace our opportunities to grow and learn, both individually and as an inclusive community. We strive to be respectful and show compassion for others. We work to be creative thinkers and problem solvers. We communicate and collaborate in an effort to take responsibility for our learning. As we build resilience in a safe school environment, we commit to developing skills and tools to become civic-minded citizens.

21st Century Learning Expectations:

  • Resilient Learner 
  • Effective Communicator
  • Collaborative Team Member 
  • Informed Civic Contributor

Daily Schedule

Courses are offered on a four-by-four block schedule. Daily classes are held for eighty minutes. One forty-three minute flexible time block in the middle of the school day — TASC (Teachers in Academic Support Centers) — provides opportunities for interventions, enrichments, and extensions.

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 AP exam. Exam scores are reviewed by colleges and may be accepted as college credit. AP Courses are weighted on the grading scale and are indicated by a 010 course number.

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

ConVal students may also participate in Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) with a variety of course options.

Academic Competencies 

ConVal is involved in an ongoing curriculum mapping process to review, reflect, and revise the curriculum as well as design appropriate 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. These courses are 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. These courses are 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. These courses are 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. These courses are weighted at 1.00 points.

Both 012- and 123-designated courses are courses are heterogeneously grouped. Teachers may individualize course weight based on a student’s current skill level.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 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 who complete a sequence of related courses in a concentrated area are eligible for certificates/credentials. In some cases, college credits can be earned through dual enrollment and Project Running Start.

The Region 14 Applied Technology Center offers the following programs:

  • Automotive Technician @Mascenic
    • Industry Certification:  Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certifications available
    • Work Based Learning (WBL): student enterprise operating a working garage
  • Business @ConVal
    • Industry Certification: Microsoft Excel
    • WBL: student enterprise operating school store
  • Careers in Education @ConVal
    • College Credits: 12 though NCC
    • Industry Certification: First Aid, CPR, and AED and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Associate Credential
    • WBL: Twice weekly student teaching practicum at area preschools and elementary/middle schools
  • Computer & Information Technology @ConVal
    • College Credits: 6 through NCC
    • Industry Certification:  CISCO
  • Construction Trades @Conant
    • Industry Certification: OSHA10
  • Digital Photo and Video @ConVal
    • College Credits: 6 through NCC
  • Engineering @ConVal
    • College Credits: 19 through MCC
    • Industry Certification:  SolidWorks
  • Firefighting I & EMT @ConVal
    • College Credits: 14 through Mount Wachusett Community College
    • Industry Certification:  Level I Firefighting and EMT license
  • Graphic Design @ConVal
    • Industry Certification:  InDesign and PhotoShop
  • Manufacturing with a welding component @ConVal
    • Industry Certification: OSHA 10 & Six Sigma Yellow Belt