Merrimack Valley High School
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (December 2013)|
|Merrimack Valley High School|
|Motto||Veritas Est Potentia|
|Type||Public High School|
|Location||Penacook, NH, USA|
|Colors||Navy Blue and White|
|Mascot||Victor E. Lion|
The entrance to the school
Coordinates: Merrimack Valley is a four-year high school located in Penacook, a village in the northern part of Concord, New Hampshire. The school has approximately 900 students and serves the communities of Andover, Boscawen, Loudon, Penacook, Salisbury, and Webster. Two years of construction and remodeling were completed in 2007, resulting in a completely new facility.
The school was initially accredited by the New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC) in 1967. The faculty, staff, students, and community began self-study for reaccreditation in 2009; the next visiting team came in 2011. In 2003, the school was recognized by the New Hampshire Excellence in Education award (EDies) for being the best high school in the state of New Hampshire.
Advanced Placement courses
There are three Advanced Placement courses currently available at Merrimack Valley:
In addition, the school offers several Project Running Start courses through New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. These courses are taught by teachers credentialed by NHTI and follow the curriculum of courses that are offered on the college campus. Students earn dual credit (both high school and college credit).
Merrimack Valley High School has previously used a seven-point grading system (that is, an A corresponds to a 93 or above rather than a 90 or above) instead of the traditional ten-point grading system. In the 2011/2012 school year, the grading system changed from seven-point to ten-point and student GPAs are now measured on a traditional 4.0 scale.
- Scott Drapeau (class of 1991), former basketball player at the University of New Hampshire
- Bob Tewksbury (class of 1978), former pitcher for several Major League Baseball teams, most notably the St. Louis Cardinals, current sports psychology coach for the Boston Red Sox
- "Drapeau longs for good old days; UNH hero weighs in on coaching search". Concord Monitor. Retrieved December 20, 2013.
- "Bob Tewksbury Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 12, 2013.