Posted in District Office, General

Colchester School District Launches New Blog

The Colchester School District has launched CSD Spotlight (, a blog designed to further enhance outgoing communications from the Colchester School District to the community it serves.

CSD Spotlight was developed in response to requests from the community for more regular communication from the school district. It will serve as the district’s primary source for news and information about important current and upcoming events, decisions, and initiatives taking place in Colchester schools. In addition, CSD Spotlight will provide links to other valuable sources of district information.

We invite you to subscribe to this site in order to receive automatic e-mail notifications containing new updates. Enter your e-mail address into the field located under “E-mail Subscription” on the right-hand side of the page and click “Sign me up!”

For more information, or for comments or questions, please contact Sara Ensey at

Posted in Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, District Office, General, Malletts Bay School, Porters Point School, Union Memorial School

School Day Unlikely to be Lengthened for 2011–2012 School Year

There is no anticipated increase in the length of the school day for the 2011–2012 school year.

In June 2010, the school board voted to extend the school day by thirty minutes—from six and one-half hours to seven hours—per a recommendation by Superintendent Larry Waters. The extension was recommended to help accommodate the sharp increases in educational requirements mandated by the Vermont Department of Education.

After the Teachers Association challenged the extension, the superintendent recommended that the measure be rescinded. While the matter is currently in negotiations, the length of the school day is not expected to be affected for the coming school year.

Posted in Colchester Middle School, District Office, General

Superintendent’s Office Relocates to Colchester Middle School

Superintendent Larry Waters has moved his office to Colchester Middle School.

The purpose of the move is to further enhance the school’s mission of excellence and to develop renewed pathways to success. A number of strategies have been designed to study the school’s overall climate and culture. Some of these strategies include observation, dialogue, and creative planning.

The administration and teachers will work together on these efforts.

Posted in Colchester High School, General

Colchester High School

Colchester High School, which supports grades 9–12, grants students the opportunity to participate in School Choice.

Amy Minor, Principal—e-mail:
Timothy Emery, Assistant Principal—e-mail:
Ryan Parkman, Assistant Principal—e-mail:
Jean Shea, Director of Student Support Services—e-mail:

For more information about Colchester High School, please visit:

Posted in District Office, General

District Office

The Colchester School District provides public education to approximately 2,200 children residing in the town of Colchester, Vermont (USA). Tuition students are accepted from the Islands (Grand Isle, North Hero, and South Hero) and/or other districts.

We currently operate five separate school buildings and an administrative office building. Schools include Colchester High School, Colchester Middle School, Malletts Bay School, Porters Point School, and Union Memorial School.

For more information, please visit: or contact us at (802) 264-5999.