At TA, we encourage students to go beyond the core curriculum to dive deep into the topics that interest, challenge, and inspire them.

When a student feels inspired, the sky is the limit. That’s why we work hard to understand how our students learn and what they are passionate about. Across the school community, we encourage students to stretch toward their dreams and work toward their goals.

TA students are encouraged to go above and beyond. Our honors program includes both embedded honors–where students can complete rigorous coursework to supplement the standard curriculum–and honors-only course options in a wide variety of subject areas.

Students can take college courses through dual enrollment, pursue interests outside TA’s curriculum with a “Challenge Course” or independent study, and take advantage of internship, technology, and semester programs off-campus.

Our faculty advisors work hard to connect students to experiences and academic opportunities that light the spark of inspiration and keep them engaged in and excited about learning.

Academic News

  • The Thetford Academy Drama Department is proud to present the hit musical, Godspell, May 19-21.  Originally written and performed in the 1970’s, Godspell has been updated for a modern audience with contemporary references and exciting new musical arrangements.   Godspell was the first major musical theater work from three-time Grammy and......

  • Although it feels like spring has just arrived, it’s already time to start planning ahead for next school year! The Counseling Department has been hosting sessions for each of the grades to guide students through the planning process and provide instruction on the high school course registration steps. We invite......

  • Engineers from the Vermont Agency of Transportation were on campus this month to lend their expertise to TA students embarking on a bridge-building unit. AOT’s Fianna Barrows PE, Structures Design Engineer, joined Tony Strat-Cortez’s Physics class to present on different design techniques for building strong bridges and the variables that......

  • Dear TA Families, Here is a list of events & opportunities coming up this spring – for students, for parents, and for everyone: Quick state testing re-cap: I want to thank our 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students for their patience and participation with the English/Language Arts testing on Wednesday......

  • Each spring, Thetford Academy sends students out to put in a “day’s work” in their community and earn money for a cause. This tradition, called Operation Day’s Work, or ODW Day, takes place in schools across the country and the world. Over the years, Thetford Academy students have helped to......

  • On Thursday, April 6, Margaret Smallwood was one of two youth in the state of Vermont to receive Prevention WorksVT!’s Prevention Champion Award at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. Margaret received the award for being a youth empowerment leader who has contributed to substance misuse prevention efforts at Thetford Academy......



We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.