SOUTH BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
"BUILDING A PROUD TRADITION"
THE COMMUNITY (Link)
South Burlington is a city of approximately 18,000 residents located near Lake Champlain in the northwestern part of the state. The city is a suburban community situated in the state’s urban core.
South Burlington High School is a comprehensive high school with an enrollment of approximately 935 students in grades 9-12. The school presently offers accelerated and honors programs in English, social studies, mathematics, world language, technology and science. Approximately 5% of SBHS students are currently enrolled in courses at area technical centers.
South Burlington High School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and by the Vermont State Department of Education.
Approximately 79% of our students will continue their education immediately following graduation. Click here for the list of schools to which students in the class of 2017 were accepted.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS (For more information on clubs visit our Athletics and Activities website)
South Burlington High School offers a wide range of co-curricular activities: Art Club, Back Country Club, Athletic Leadership Council, Broadcasting Club, Chess Club, Coalition for Community Service, Class Activities, Cybersecurity Club, Dance Club, Dartmouth Model U.N., D.E.C.A., Drama, Freerunning (Parkour) Club, French Club, Future Educators of America, Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club, Green Team, Key Club, Knitting Club, Math League, Medical Club, Music Club, National Honor Society, Neuroscience Club, PACTeens Club, Ping Pong Club, Podcast Club, Real World Design Challenge, Rebel Roots, Refugee Outreach Club, Robotics Club, Rowing Club, Rugby Club, SB School Newspaper), Scholars’ Bowl, Speech and Debate Club, Strength & Conditioning Club, Student Council, Student Diversity Union, Technology for Tomorrow, Trebel a Cappella, Unified Sports, and Young Democrats Club.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS (Some links embedded)
- The Career Development Center (CDC) places students in work settings for shadowing, mentoring and internships, and in peer tutoring and other volunteer opportunities.
- An active student exchange program (TIE) is held with students from France, Germany, Japan, and Spain, and there are service-learning trips (e.g. Habitat for Humanity) throughout the year.
- High School Completion Program (HC) - promotes community and competency based learning in coordination with Vermont Adult Learning.
- Big Picture South Burlington (BPSB) -Big Picture South Burlington (BPSB) is a proficiency-based school within SBHS that supports student learning through hands-on, student directed opportunities. The program is interest-based, individualized, and seeks to engage and motivate students through independent learning & student driven curriculum. Students learn to work independently while simultaneously connecting within a community. This program is part of the national Big Picture Learning Network of schools built around the Big Picture Learning Model.
- Progressive Program/LEAP - These two programs offer more small group and individual support.
- ELL – support for beginning and intermediate level learners of English as a second language. Most course work for students in these levels is provided in core courses team taught by core area teachers and an ELL teacher.
- VTVLC - SBHS is part of the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC) which allows students to sign up for online courses to broaden their studies or to meet graduation requirements. VTVLC courses are taught by certified teachers from cooperating schools.
- Early College Program (EC) - The state of Vermont offers students the opportunity to enroll in select colleges full-time during their senior year.
- Dual Enrollment-The state of Vermont offers all Vermont junior and senior high school students the opportunity to take two free college classes.