Thetford Academy’s Counseling Office helps students reach their personal academic and post-secondary goals, providing assistance with course selection and sequence, college counseling and preparation, study-abroad and dual enrollment opportunities, and social and emotional support.
All students are assigned a counselor to provide individualized support throughout their years at TA. The Counseling Office provides resources and support for study abroad options, dual enrollment and college credit opportunities, technical and apprenticeship programs, the armed services, two- and four-year colleges, interim/gap year programs, summer programs, and scholarship and financial aid opportunities. School counselors work closely with advisors and grade-level teams to collaborate on students’ progress and challenges.
Thetford Academy’s academic program provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge in varied fields of study. As students explore the content, concepts, and modes of thinking in multiple disciplines, they have the chance to cultivate their interests and develop the skills necessary to be successful lifelong learners. Students must earn a total of 26 credits for graduation. Course credits must be distributed as follows:
Honors courses are offered in all core departments in the high school. Some courses, such as Honors American Literature, Calculus, Advanced Biology, and Advanced French or Spanish, are available only in an honors format. Designed to challenge the most advanced learners, these courses prepare students for college-level work.
A number of courses in Humanities are offered with an embedded honors option. In these courses, students who choose to do so may complete a rigorous program of study supplementing the standard curriculum.
Dual enrollment options, in which students may take college-level courses for dual college/high school credit are also available.