Lamoille Union High School
|Lamoille Union High School|
|736 Vermont Route 15
Hyde Park, Vermont, Lamoille County 05655
|School district||Lamoille North Supervisory Union|
|School colour(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Communities served||Belvidere, Cambridge, Eden, Hyde Park, Johnson, and Waterville, Vermont|
Lamoille Union High School (LUHS) is a public secondary school located in Hyde Park, Vermont on RT. 15 West. The school shares its campus with Lamoille Union Middle School and the Green Mountain Technology & Career Center.
In the 2013-2014 school year, 552 students were enrolled at Lamoille Union and the student-to-teacher ratio was 11.59.
In 2005, 70% of seniors reported plans for full-time employment or attending a vocational school or college after graduation. 56% of graduates were enrolled in higher education programs six months after graduation. In 2014, LUHS partnered with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation to increase student aspiration rates to higher education opportunities.
Lamoille Union High School opened in September 1967, with Carl Fortune Jr. serving as its first principal. The building was constructed as part of a consolidation of three smaller middle and high schools: Lamoille Central Academy, Johnson, and Cambridge.
The school opened two weeks late in 1967 because of construction delays. The space used by the Lamoille Area Vocational Center (now Green Mountain Technology and Career Center) was not completed until late fall, and teachers and students from the vocational center were assigned to temporary classrooms in the high school, including storage closets.
In order to graduate, LUHS students must take four years of English, three years of Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science, two years worth of Physical Education and Health, and one year worth of Visual or Performing Arts, as well as eight years worth of elective courses.
In addition to core academic subjects, Lamoille Union offers courses in Business, Design, Music and Dance, Art, and World Languages, as well as Advanced Placement courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages (French, Spanish, and Latin) and Art.
The Library and Media Center serves both the middle and high school, and houses a collection of over 16,000 books.
In 2012, Lamoille Union launched the Lancer ONE initiative, which has the goal of providing students with universal access to computers. Faculty and first- and second-year students were provide an Apple iPad for use in school and at home. The program is scheduled to scale up so that all students will have an iPad in the 2013-2014 school year.
Student activities and athletics
Lamoille Union hosts a range of student- and faculty-organized extracurricular activities, including chorus and band, dance, debate, 4-square, Scholars' Bowl, and Student Council.
Lamoille Union's sports teams include Varsity Boys' and Girls' basketball, Varsity Dance Team, alpine skiing, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and soccer, and Junior Varsity baseball and basketball. Lamoille Union is a Division II school. Their sports teams are named the Lancers.
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- "Community Report" (PDF). Vermont Department of Education. 2007.
- Hyde Park and Its Bicentennial Committee (1976). Hyde Park Vermont: Shire Town of Lamoille County.
- The Town of Hyde Park Historical Book Committee (2007). Hyde Park: Then and Now.
- "Lancer ONE". Lamoille Union High School.
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