Randolph Union High School

Randolph Union High School

Welcome to Randolph Union High School!

We'll be using this page to highlight all the great things that are happening here -- every day -- as our students prepare for life after RU. So check back often and soon!

Check out the latest issue of our Student Newspaper, U Name It...you'll find it in the "documents" box to the left. You can also check out our 2017-18 "School Profile" by clicking on the link just below it.

Want to contact one of our Department Chairs? You can find out who to contact by clicking on the link in the "documents" box to the left.

Also, please take a moment to read an important message from out Superintenent, Layne Millington, about some of the challenges facing our schools today, and how we'll be addressing them. You can read his message by clicking here.

Here are the latest updates on our Workforce Development and Career Pathways Initiatives
Our longest-running “deployed classroom” is our “Intro to Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship,” taught in partnership with GW Plastics, which refers to the program as their “School of Tech.”  This is the one deployed classroom from which we have high school graduates at this point.  Here is some data about those graduates;

  • One is enrolled in a 5-year Bachelor’s to Master’s Program
  • Five are enrolled in mechanical or electro-mechanical four or two-year programs
  • Four students were offered GW Scholarships (3 accepted)
  • Three are currently employed at GW, two of whom intend to pursue night school
  • Two additional grads have worked at GW Plastics

Spring Deployed Classroom

This spring, we will offer the “Introduction to Water Management” course for a second time, with alterations to the curriculum that will enable more deeply applied field science. The course is centered on careers that are affected by Act 64, Vermont’s Clean Water Act. Last year, RUHS partnered with professionals from 27 different careers and all levels of education.

Elder Care and Biogerontology
RUHS is partnering closely with the Randolph Area Community Development Corporation to introduce students to vocations in the health field and in community development. Three students are signed up to partner with our eldercare facilities as volunteers. These students will begin a study in the biology of aging (biogerontology) under the guidance of our ILO-designated science teacher, Ms. Hester-Reyes.

More Deployed Classrooms In the Pipeline!

Our Director of Workforce Development, Ken Cadow, is also working with community and state-level partners to create two more deployed classrooms.

  • Introduction to Careers in Health and Care. How do people discover that a career in health care might speak to them? The Vermont Department of Labor Jobs Forecast anticipates that the already dramatic shortage of nurses and other caregivers will become even more profound. Schools can help to address this by partnering with community organizations to introduce students to health careers with more intention and depth.  This course may serve as a feeder to the RTCC program in Allied Health, and it will also partner with our science department to directly relate academic standards to possible careers for students who wish to continue on through our academic programs. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Regional Hospitals, and the Agency of Education are joining together in a Talent Pipeline Management course of action for the field of healthcare. The Deployed Classroom model is on their radar as one way to provide meaningful exposure to students earlier in their education.
  • Intro to Value-Added Agriculture. What practices can Vermont food producers employ to maintain profitability? Taking advantage of programs and research happening at Vermont Farm to Plate, the Sustainable Jobs Fund, 4-H, and the St. Michael’s College Workforce Development Working Group, we are creating a deployed classroom that will include the study of profitable and sustainable agriculture practices from planting a seed to food product development to distribution. We’ve organized a group of professionals and potential partners to meet at Vermont Law School in early December and will keep you posted!