**There is an exciting opportunity available! The American Legion Law Cadet Training Program will be held this summer. You must be at least 16 years old to participate. Please see Guidance for details. The deadline for application is April 15, 2017.
The Otter Valley Guidance and Counseling Department provides a variety of services in three areas: personal/social, career/college, and academic counseling. Within these three areas are specific services: counseling, teacher consultation, resource coordination, information delivery, parent education/consultation, placement, course registrations, and scheduling. Students are the primary focus of these activities. Counselors also work closely with parents, teachers, and administrators.
Otter Valley counselors spend the majority of their day working directly with students. Through individual counseling and classroom presentations, counselors address the developmental needs of students and provide crisis intervention. They are also in frequent communication with faculty, staff, and parents in order to coordinate services and provide an optimum school experience for all students.
Any student who wishes to meet with his/her counselor individually should make an appointment. In emergencies, however, a student should come in to see his/her counselor without advance notice. Parents are encouraged to use the guidance services, calling (802) 247-6833 with questions or concerns regarding their child's academic/social/emotional needs.
Seniors, please pay close attention to how the scholarship committee would like to receive your application. Deadline dates can be labeled postmarked by or received by, which will make a difference in timing when you send them out.
Scholarship Name - Deadline
NROTC Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps - Rolling deadline
Clarence F. Birchmore Memorial Scholarship Award-3/30
Italian-American Club of Rutland-3/31
American Legion of VT Scholarships-4/1
Vermont Association of Education Office Professionals-4/1
Eugenia T. LaDam Memorial Scholarship-4/1
The Alan James McCartney Memorial Scholarship-4/3
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship-4/3
VT EPScoR CWDD Scholarship-4/3
Booth Memorial Scholarship-4/15
Sons of the American Legion-4/15
Frederic Duclos Barstow Memorial School Scholarship-4/15
Fletcher "Buster" Brush Memorial Scholarship-4/17
Heritage Family Credit Union-4/28
Brandon/Forestdale Lion's Club(Michael J. Pfenning)-5/1
Adaptive Martial Arts Association Scholarship-5/1
Vermont Golf Association Scholarship-5/1
Pittsford Masonic Assoc. Scholarship-5/1
Otter Valley Football Club-5/1
Brendan R. Shea Memorial Scholarship-5/1
Rutland PEGTV Courcelle Scholarship-5/1
John Brutkoski OV Scholarship-5/1
Ashley M. Quenneville Memorial Scholarship-5/1
Friends of the Auxiliary Scholarship-5/2
The St. Andrew's Society of VT Cultural Grant-5/3
Mary C. Force Scholarship-5/10
Addison County 4-H Foundation Scholarship-5/10
Brandon Artist Guild-5/10
Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce-5/12
Jacob Billings Memorial Fund for Agriculture Scholarship-5/16
B. Davis Scholarship-5/22
Pittsford Fire Dept. Scholarship (Nickwackett)-5/31
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship-6/12
Not sure if taking an AP course is for you? Click here for more information regarding AP courses and the benefits of participating in them.
Links to our additional education programs:
Stafford Technical Center - Stafford Technical Center has been providing technical education since 1974. Over the past ten years, many things have changed in technical education and the programs that Stafford Technical Center provides. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with personal goals ranging from college, immediate workplace, or apprenticeship. Please check out all of our exciting and new changes through this web site or a visit to the center.
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center - Our mission is to provide high quality technical, workplace and continuing educational opportunities for the secondary and adult learners of Addison County. The Hannaford Career Center is located in Middlebury, Vermont.
Moosalamoo - Students at Moosalamoo are engaged, inspired and informed. The curriculum is unit-based, linking traditional academics with real life applications and real life rewards. We put extensive emphasis on not only fact-based knowledge, but interpersonal skills, stewardship, self-direction, and personal investment.
School Choice Options
Are you interested in attending another high school?
The legislature passed a law in 2012 (Title 16, Section 822a) allowing students at Vermont’s 61 public high schools to apply to attend any other high school in grades 9 ‐12. Before the new law was passed, students could apply for school choice only within a region of which their high school was a member.
Students interested in applying for School Choice to area high schools need to complete and submit to the Guidance office a School Choice Application by February 26, 2017 (no later than 4:00 p.m.) Limited slots are available. A lottery will be held if more applications are received than slots available. Students will be informed by April 1 of school choice decisions or thereafter as slots are available.
Please contact the Otter Valley UHS Guidance Department at 247-6833 ext. 208.
For more information please see:
Application: Click Here
Juniors and Seniors: We have many college and military representatives that visit throughout the year to visit with you! If you are interested in speaking with one of these representatives, please see Ms. Bishop for a pass.
National Honor Society Induction - April, 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Night of Excellence (Separate from Senior awards night) - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7 pm
Middle School Transition Night - June 1, 2017 at 6-8 pm
Senior Awards Night- Thursday, June 8, 2017
Graduation - June 10, 2017
Middle School Guidance
Transition Article #2
A Parent's Guide to Facebook
A Parent's Guide to Google+
What Parent's Need to know about Instagram
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