The primary focus of Mount Greylock Regional School is to support each student in the exploration of new ideas as they prepare to graduate, pursue further education, and enter an ever-changing global community.
Mount Greylock calculates a weighted GPA as shown below.
Mount Greylock does not individually rank students. The school provides a grade point average distribution with the school profile for the purpose of college and scholarship applications.
There are several requirements for graduation from Mount Greylock:
- Accumulation of two hundred and thirty-four (234) credits (a student must attain at least a D- in a course to receive credit)
- Students must take the following course distribution requirements
|30 credits (with 10 credits U.S. History)
|15 credits (with 3 credits in Health)
- Passing the MCAS standardized test at the level set by the state
- Students must be in attendance for at least two successive semesters prior to graduation unless prior approval of the Principal is given.
All students must be fully scheduled. A year-long course meeting daily earns 10 credits. A one-semester course earns 5 credits. Physical education credits accrue at 3 per semester.
In order to pursue a more extensive academic program in either junior or senior year, students may appeal to the Principal for special consideration in meeting the requirement of wellness each year.
Under selected circumstances, students may apply for a senior year waiver.
Course Selection and Registration Documents.
Course Selection Process
The Principal and school counselors schedule class meetings to review the Program of Study and review the online course selection form with all students. In these meetings, students have the opportunity to ask questions about electives and other matters pertaining to the course selection process. Students are encouraged to discuss course offerings with their parent/guardian prior to registration day. Further, an evening session is scheduled for parents and guardians of new and current students to provide information so that students can make better scheduling decisions.
Teachers are asked to make recommendations electronically, prior to students gaining access to their online course selection form. Students are encouraged to meet with their teacher if they wish to discuss these recommendations.
Students will access the online registration form through their PowerSchool account on a designated date. The Counseling Department reviews student requests to ensure selections are in the student’s best interest and consistent with graduation requirements. School counselors then meet individually with all students to review course selections. Students will receive their final schedule in August prior to the start of the school year.
National Honor Society
National Honor Society is a service organization for Juniors and Seniors. Membership is a highly sought after honor, but it requires commitment to the ideals of the organization. The organization has 4 foundational pillars, Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.
The Application Process
An invitation to apply will be sent out to all Juniors and Seniors that have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8.
Students will need to turn in all parts of the application by the required deadline.
We gather additional information from the faculty and staff regarding your engagement and conduct in the school. Note, all information stated by faculty and staff will remain confidential.
All applications are scored on a rubric by a confidential faculty council to determine acceptance.
Revised: March 2022
Advisor: Patrick O'Connell
Mount Greylock Regional School District Policy Regarding School Choice:
School Choice for the 2023-2024 school year is complete.
It is the policy of this School District to admit non-resident students under the terms and conditions of the Interdistrict School Choice Law and under the following local conditions:
1. That by May 1 of every school year, the administration will determine the number of spaces in each school available to choice students.
2. That by June 1 of every school year, if consideration is being given to withdraw from the provisions of the choice law, a public meeting will be held to review this decision.
3. That resident students be given priority placement in any classes or programs within the District.
4. That the selection of non-resident students for admission be in the form of a random drawing when the number of requests exceeds the number of available spaces. There will be two drawings for this purpose. The first will take place during the last week of the current school year but no later than July 1st. The second will be conducted during the week immediately preceding the opening of the next school year and will be based on the possibility of unexpected additional openings.
5. Any student who is accepted for admission under the provisions of this policy is entitled to remain in the District until graduation from high school except if there is a lack of funding of the program.
6. The School Committee affirms its position that it shall not discriminate in the admission of any child on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, homelessness, sexual orientation, ancestry, athletic performance, physical handicap, special need, academic performance or proficiency in the English language.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact the Superintendent’s office at 458-9582, ext 4000.
**Please note that students selected to participate in School Choice are not provided transportation by the District.**
Mail completed applications to: Mt,.Greylock Regional School District, Attn: District Office - School Choice, 1781 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA 01267
Your request to educate your child at home will be approved upon submission by you of a plan providing the information requested below. (Please note, it is Mount Greylock School Policy to also require parents of students in grades 7 – 12 to complete the Request for Home Education Form.) As you know, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gives parents the right to educate children at home, provided that a plan for homeschooling is submitted to and approved by a local Superintendent.
Homeschooling should not begin until approval is granted in writing from the Superintendent. It is the intention of the Mount Greylock Regional School District to work with you in the support of your desire to educate your child/ren at home and we will make every effort to facilitate such a program.
Please provide the District office with the following information:
- A written statement that you intend to educate your child/ren at home.
- A clear description of your proposed curriculum including a list of textbooks and or materials you intend to use. (The Superintendent may request to see these prior to approval.)
- The approximate amount of time that will be devoted to each course per day and per week and the number of days of instruction to be provided between September 1 and June 30. These must meet statutory requirements.
- Parents, or the persons teaching your child/ren, must “demonstrate/indicate” competency to teach, by providing a list of relevant credentials—such as graduation from high school and/or any advanced college degree or graduate work.
- The Superintendent may require periodic standardized testing. The Superintendent may decide where and the type of testing to be done, “in consultation with the parents.” Other means of evaluating the progress of the child, such as progress reports or home visits may be substituted for the formal testing process but only subject to the approval of the parents and the Superintendent.
- Parents must re-apply annually. It is recommended that testing/progress reports be provided at that time.