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Thursday, February 25, 2021


Annual Meeting Information

ANNUAL MEETING: Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no in-person meeting this year.

ANNUAL REPORT: This year’s annual report will be created to be more user friendly, economical, and practical. Our hope is that most community members will be able to access the report electronically on the local listservs and website. We will provide each town office with hard copies and mail hard copies to anyone who emails a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 4th.

VOTING: Voting on the budget and officers will be by Australian ballot. In the interest of keeping our poll-workers safe, we are once again encouraging everyone to vote by mail. Ballots will be mailed to each registered voter in an envelope labeled “Official Rivendell Ballot Enclosed.” If you do not receive your ballot by March 1st, please contact your Town Clerk. Voted ballots must be received at your town office by 3PM March 16th. For those desiring to vote in person or to drop off a ballot, polls will be open at Rivendell Academy 5-7PM on March 16th.

INFORMATION MEETINGS: There will be two information meetings held remotely via Zoom. This is your chance to learn about the budget, ask questions and offer comments. You can dial in on your phone or connect through the internet. 

  • 6:30PM Tuesday, March 9 


Rivendell Academy runs a trimester schedule with a six period day for grades 7-8 and five period day for grades 9-12. Each block is sixty-two (62) minutes for grades 9-12, fifty-five (55) for grades 7-8. Core courses in grades 7-10 meet for the entire year.  All other courses meet for one or two trimesters.

Our Program of Studies is under revision. Please check back soon.

Core Courses (7th Grade/8th Grade)

Humanities - Language Arts

  • Exploring Early Literature
  • World Literature and Culture

Humanities - Social Studies

  • Early Civilizations
  • World History and Culture


  • Science in Nature
  • Earth Science


  • Pre-algebra
  • Algebra


  • Health & Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • French or Spanish
  • Band
  • Social/Emotional Learning

Core Courses (9th and 10th grade)

  • Humanities 9 - Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Humanities 10 - Integrated Language Arts and Social Studies
  • Mathematics - Algebra I/Geometry, Geometry/Trigonometry
  • Science - Physical Science

Other required courses include:

  • Art Skills
  • Social/Emotional Health
  • Fitness/Nutritional Health
  • French I & II or Spanish 1 & II
  • Performing Arts

Core Courses (11th and 12th Grade)

  • Junior English
  • Global Studies - Students choose from one of the following: Canadian Studies, Global Studies/Environment, Global Studies/Posters, India, Middle East Cultures, Germany, Global Studies/Cycling, or French Cultures
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry

Other required courses include:

  • Upper House Project or Career Internship
  • Career Exploration

Electives (11th and 12th grade)

Language Arts

  • Analysis of Film
  • Classic Literature
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Dystopian Fiction
  • Environmental Literature
  • Lyrical Poetry
  • News/Media Literature
  • Philosophy through Literature
  • Science Fiction
  • Shakespeare
  • Short Stories
  • Writers Cafe

World Languages and Culture

  • French III, IV, V
  • Spanish III, IV, V
  • Canadian Studies
  • French Cultures

History and Social Sciences

  • Germany
  • Global Studies/Posters
  • Global Studies/Environment
  • Global Studies/Cycling
  • Holocaust and Human Behavior
  • India
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Middle East Cultures
  • National Issues and Public Policy


  • Precalculus
  • Calculus 
  • Statistics I,II


  • Astronomy
  • Engineering Design
  • Human Physiology I, II
  • Intro to Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics (taught at Rivendell for credit through River Valley Community College)
  • Weather/Climate

Physical Education 

Visual Arts

  • Art Exploration
  • Ceramics I, II
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print Making
  • Public Art
  • Studio Art

Performing Arts

  • Chorus
  • Music Studio
  • Performance Skills
  • Rock Band
  • Theater Musical
  • Theater Production
  • Theater Tech
  • Voice Lessons