2015-16 includes 11 new courses in English, mathematics, social studies, art, and technology, including dual enrollment (college) credits. For the full course catalogue, click here. Student signups begin in February. Please contact school counselor Sarah Grasso to learn more about academic opportunities and progress.
Unleashing the Power of Partnerships for Learning
Winter 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
All for one and one for all! Three Vermont school principals who got together last spring didn’t chant the adventurers’ rallying cry—but their intention was in the same spirit. The three leaders made a unique commitment: they would work as partners to assess teaching and learning at their schools, creating the state's first collaborative peer review with youth-adult teams.
They already had data from sources such as YATST surveys and the Global Best Practices framework, but they wanted more evidence. To get a full picture of teaching and learning, they felt, there’s nothing like actually watching students and teachers at work. Inspired by Margery Ginsberg’s Data-in-a-Day model, they decided to collect observation data from every classroom. To do that, they would need each other’s help. In a series of reciprocal site visits, each school would host an observation team and send its own team to the other two schools. There would be no need to bring in an outside accreditation group (such as NEASC); they could rely on each other, as Vermont school peers.
An information session for students interested in participating in the 2016 Asian Studies Academy and month-long performance tour of China will be held in the music room at Leland and Gray from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, January 26. A second session, for those unable to attend on the 26th, will be held on January 29 in the school library at 6:30. Come meet the teachers and view excerpts from “Finding Your Place,” the student-produced documentary on the program
The Journey East Program was created at Leland and Gray in 2000. Over 250 students from Leland and Gray and area schools have participated. Students from schools such as BUHS, Twin Valley and Green Mountain have brought their energy and talents to the high school in previous years, enriching the program and their home schools and becoming valued members of the Journey East community.
Journey East, welcomes participation by students who do not normally attend Leland and Gray.