Our Mission

We are dedicated to the academic excellence of every student by empowering them with the means for the successful completion of district, state, and national educational standards and by challenging them to be productive members of society. We are committed to a comprehensive system of support to assure this outcome with the belief that failure is not an option.

Vermont is a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium which is developing a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11.

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Vermont school districts provide publicly funded prekindergarten (preK) education for three, four, and five year old children not attending kindergarten by establishing partnerships with prequalified early care and education programs, by operating a prequalified preK program, or by doing both.

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Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs) are the locally-delineated set of content knowledge and skills connected to state standards that, when supplemented with any additional locally-developed requirements, have been determined to qualify a student for earning a high school diploma.

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