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at Rock Point School

Prom 2022

Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students. It can also be a source of stress and anxiety, a time when some people feel left out or overlooked. At Rock Point School, we want prom to be a celebration of spring and the end of the school year that every student can enjoy. We try to infuse fun and not take things too seriously, which is why the dress code is flexible and often involves costumes and wigs. While it’s unlikely that you’ll see “Prom-posals” in the hallways, our students get excited about our prom traditions, and the prom committee loves creating a fun theme that stays secret from the rest of the school.
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Virtual Open House February 3, 2022

on January 4, 2022 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school public event
You're invited to a Virtual Open House on Thursday, February 3, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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Designer and Engineer Sam Holland Visits RPS

on October 7, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school academics
Sam Holland works to make the imagined real. As a former engineering student of our math tutor, Michael Coleman, Sam took his curiosity about how things were made and became a mechanical engineer. He has worked at places like MakerBot and Vimeo, and now, he owns his own business called informal.cc, where he helps companies of all sizes create hardware. We are thrilled that he decided to visit Rock Point School and work on 3-D design and printing projects with our students.
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Virtual Open House October 28th

on September 29, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school public event
You're invited to a Virtual Open House on Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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It's the End of the Year as We Know It

on June 10, 2021 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school
When people have attempted to describe this school year, we tend to end on one word: gratitude. We are incredibly grateful to have started school in person this fall and end the year with in-person graduation. This, as C.J. our Head of School said during graduation, was not an accident or good luck. This resulted from a year of wearing masks, social distancing, sanitizing, staying home (or at school), getting weekly COVID tests, and finally getting vaccinated. This was hard work, sacrifice, and dedication from students, staff members, and families. The community all worked together to make sure we stayed safe while still enjoying life at Rock Point School.
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Virtual Open House May 13th

Thursday May 13th, 4 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. We're hosting our second Virtual Open House of the year! If you missed the first one, this is your opportunity to learn more about our small, supportive day and boarding high school on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. During this event, you will have the chance to talk to students, alumni, teachers, and staff in small groups ... all from the comfort of your favorite chair! Educational consultants, interested families and students, and other professionals who work with teenagers are encouraged to attend!
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Research Projects: Pandemics and Virology

on February 19, 2021 By Abbey Baker | high school academics
This winter, our English and Science teachers teamed up to guide students through a research and writing unit about the nature of viruses and pandemics. Our students have learned so much first-hand this year about pandemics; we decided to present them with the scientific and historical context and have it culminate in a project of their own creation. In Science classes, students learned the basic science behind how viruses work and some information about historical viruses that have caused pandemics. We studied several types of writing and communication in English class, including narratives, infographics, and persuasive writing. Students then chose a specific topic within virology and pandemics, and dove into a research project. 
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Leisure Books Library Corner

on December 11, 2020 By Molly Huddle Coffey | high school
The Rock Point School library is a hub for all kinds of activities. Musicians practice in the loft, actors rehearse on the main floor, our Dungeons and Dragons group meets there on the weekend, and study groups work together at the big table throughout the week. Of course, it’s also full of classic (and sometimes outdated) books! 
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Prom At Home 2020

Prom is one of our favorite non-traditional traditional events at Rock Point School. While most high schools have a prom, ours is an original event that, in typical RPS fashion, does not take itself too seriously. Staff members and students wear everything from traditional black tie to goofy costumes. Students are treated to a ride in a thematic vehicle dubbed the "lame-o" and served milkshakes and smoothies by staff at the Hydration Station. There's often an ice cream truck, an appreciation of seniors, a fancy dinner, and there is always a lot of dancing.This year, we were challenged to bring together these elements of silliness, celebration, community, and tradition while we are all staying home! 
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Physically Distant, Still Deeply Connected

Like most schools, Rock Point School has temporarily suspended our on-campus activities due to COVID-19. As we made arrangements with families to get students home safely, we also started to make plans with our staff about how we could best support our students and their families at this uncertain time. While we know it is necessary to be physically distant at this time, we also know it is crucially important to stay deeply connected to our community.
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