2010 3rd Highest Academic Achieving High School in Vermont
2009 Named a "Top School" by The Johns Hopkins University for academic achievement
2009 3rd Highest State Scores for NECAP Reading & Writing
2009 5th Highest State Scores for NECAP Science
2009 AP Scores Above State & National Average
2008-09 Named a “Best High School in America” by U.S.News & World Report (Bronze Medal)
2007-08 Named a “Best High School in America” by U.S.News & World Report (Silver Medal)
Located in southwestern Vermont, the Arlington School District is comprised of Arlington Memorial High School & Middle School and Fisher Elementary School. The district provides educational services primarily to the towns of Arlington and Sandgate as well as several other sending towns which have a high school choice option for residents. The two school buildings, superintendent’s office, playing fields and the town’s public library are situated on the 10-acre campus.
Arlington Memorial High School is a comprehensive, four-year public school enrolling 109 students in grades 9-12 with an additional 100 students in Arlington Middle School/Arlington Accelerated Academy. The Accelerated Academy is a program within our Middle School for students who wish to take classes at an advanced level. Accelerated students can earn up to 8 high school credits and then contiunue to take advanced classes in high school. The school graduated its first class in 1925, and 24 students will graduate in 2013. AMHS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges.
At Arlington Memorial, we have separate academic schedules for middle and high school students. The middle school uses block scheduling in core classes which are 67 minutes each, while the high school uses the traditional eight-period format, with each class 42 minutes in length. AP courses are scheduled as double periods. Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, Calculus, English Language, English Literature, 2D Studio Art, Statistics and U.S History. Honors classes are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, English, French, Geometry, Physics, Pre-calculus, Spanish and U.S. History. Technical Education curriculum is a full-year block schedule in woodworking/small engine repair or culinary arts. Students receive math, science and English credits. In addition, area vocational and college programs allow participating students to earn high school and college credits respectively. We have affiliation agreements with Bennington College, Community College of Vermont, Southern Vermont College, Williams College, and the Career Development Center.
Students must complete a minimum of 26 credits, including 16 in required subject areas to be eligible for graduation. Thirty-two community service hours and successful completion of nine computer competencies are also required.
Arlington Memorial High School students participate in a number of standardized tests including ACT, NECAP, PSAT, SAT, and SAT-10.
Typically 80 percent of AMHS students are college bound. Of that 80 percent, 60 percent enroll at four-year colleges and 20 percent attend two-year colleges. The non-college bound students begin military service, enroll in specialized employment programs (e.g., trade schools) or enter the world of work.
In the past, students have been accepted to myriad fine colleges and universities including:
Allegheny College, Art Institute of Boston, Boston College, Boston Architectural College, Bowdoin College, Bryant University, Colby College, Connecticut College, Clarkson University, Drew University, Elms College Endicott College, Fairfield University, Florida International University, Hartwick College, Holy Cross College, Ithaca College, John Jay College, Johnson & Wales University, Keene State College, Landmark College,
Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Mount Ida College, Northwestern University,
Providence College, New England Culinary Institute, Pace University, Parsons School of Design,
Paul Smith College, Quinnipiac University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sacred Heart University,
Salve Regina University, Savannah College of Art & Design, Seton Hall University, Siena College,
St. John’s University, St. Lawrence University, St. Michael’s College, Sterling College, Suffolk University, Towson University, University of Alaska, University of Hartford, University of Vermont, Ursinus College,
Virginia Wesleyan College,West Texas A&M University, Winthrop College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute