TA students Mary Bosco and Eldon Crossett, supported by YATST advisors Kate Owen and Rebecca Walter, recently facilitated a global conversation between youth and adults at a conference session focused on the question: "What should be the purpose of school?" Thetford Academy's YATST team (Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together) spent...

Former Mount Saint Joseph basketball coach Mark Benetato and filmmaker Duane Carleton joined students in Mr. Deffner's Civil Rights Literature class on Monday. Carleton's film "Divided by Diversity" (2016) explores what happened when five students from the Bronx, NY joined the Rutland school's community after fleeing violence in some of...

Dear TA Families & Students, Mark your calendars for the busy final weeks of school. We will continue to share details and updates about events as they develop. Please remember that community participation and audience sizes will be limited this year for all activities.  TA Honors Celebration, May 12: Next Wednesday we will...



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