Off-Campus Learning

Thetford Academy supports students interested in pursuing off-campus learning opportunities. Such study may be presented to the Counseling Office for high school credit at Thetford Academy.

In general, for students taking courses in an approved and accredited summer program, semester program, or year-long program and then returning to Thetford Academy, the Academy will accept any Carnegie Unit credits earned as elective credit. The Academy reserves the right to determine whether such credits meet the Academy’s departmental graduation requirements and, if the course is part of a sequence, the Academy will determine the placement of the student in that course sequence. The Director of Counseling Services will make this determination with input from the departments involved.

Online Courses

If students take online courses through other educational institutions or are pursuing some other form of independent off-campus study and are seeking credit for the course, the students must submit materials outlining the course content, objectives, and assessment procedures prior to beginning the course. The Counseling Office will review those materials to determine whether credit will be awarded.

Study Abroad

Thetford Academy encourages students to consider study abroad. This requires that students manage their regular coursework on campus efficiently in order to leave for one or more semesters. While it is often difficult to obtain materials for pre-approval prior to departure, it is helpful to do as much advance planning as possible. Students wishing to pursue study abroad must consult with the Counseling Office.

STEM Internship with Hypertherm and Fujifilm Dimatix

The STEM Internship is available by application process to all Thetford Academy juniors and seniors. This course explores career readiness and employment opportunities in the Upper Valley. This unique and innovative learning experience takes place on both Fujifilm and Hypertherm campuses. Participating students will receive one Math credit, one-half Science credit, and one-half Elective credit. Students gain competency in industry safety standards and an understanding of the skills needed for successful employment. Students acquire hands-on experience in all aspects of business, including history, marketing, assembly, accounting, engineering, and research and development. Through this diverse experience, students develop perspective and have the opportunity to discover the benefits and challenges faced by businesses. Interested students should see their school counselor for more information.



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 carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.