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 18,700.
Specialized programs are offered for students with learning disabilities and special needs (15%).
Over 50% of ConVal’s student body participates in athletics and/or extracurricular activities.
The ConVal High School community is dedicated to learning, thinking, and growing.
Beliefs and Core Values
ConVal Regional High School 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
The learning expectations are measured through the use of school-wide rubrics that cover each student’s skills as:
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.
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.
- AB Calculus
- BC Calculus
- English Language
- English Literature
- Studio Art
- US History
- World History
ConVal students may also participate in Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) with a variety of course options.
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.
- Automotive Service Technology
- Building Construction
- Business Management
- Careers in Education
- Computer Engineering
- Digital Photo and Video Arts
- Electronics and Robotics
- Fire Fighting
- Graphic Design
- Licensed Practical Nursing
- Website Design
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.