Hampshire Regional High School
Hampshire Regional High School is a regional secondary school in western
Massachusettsfor students in grades 7–12. The school has approximately 1000 students from the towns of Southampton, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Goshen, and Chesterfield. Dr. James Connolly is the principal.
Hampshire Regional aims to give students a solid education in arts, academics, and fitness. This is accomplished through a standard, roughly six hour school day, for 180 days every year. At the end of each grade, students participate in the
MCAS[http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/about1.html] , the Massachusetts aptitude test used for both Elementary, Middle, and High School.
"The mission of Hampshire Regional High School is to empower students to be capable and confident and prepared to meet the challenges of life. In partnership with our five towns, we create a supportive and respectful environment that fosters cooperation, critical thinking, and creativity. We encourage our students to explore opportunities that develop the knowledge and skills needed to be life-long learners and responsible participants in society." [http://www.hrhs.net/]
Hampshire Regional has long been a safe place for students, and the school faculty make sure it stays that way. Hampshire Regional has multiple Zero-Tolerance rules against all forms of harassment, drugs, alcohol, etc. and holds students to high standards of morality. [http://www.hrhs.net/content/administrative/studentfamilyhb.pdf] . Hampshire Regional also institutes 30 hours of community service as a requirement for graduation. Within the member towns, this requirement is occasionally disputed. The student handbook also details other, more specific rules. [http://www.hrhs.net/content/administrative/studentfamilyhb.pdf]
Hampshire Regional, like many secondary schools, hosts dances and promenades for the students. In addition, students may choose to participate in
extracurricular activitiessuch as band & theater... [http://www.hrhs.net/content/administrative/HRHS0607Calendar.pdf]
Hampshire Regional is known as a local sports power. The Raiders have won numerous Western Massachusetts championships in Basketball, Soccer and softball. In 2007, the Raiders Boys Soccer Team brought home a State Championship, the first for a Division 2 Western Mass team in over 25 years.
* [http://www.hrhs.net Hampshire Regional Website]
* [http://skipper.mecnet.net/%7ehrhspage/superoffice/ Superintendent's Office & Primary Schools]
* [http://web.mac.com/ktetrault/iWeb/Site/web%201-07.html Student Art Gallery]
* [http://www.hrhs.net/content/administrative/HRHS0607Calendar.pdf Academic Calendar]
* [http://www.hrhs.net/content/administrative/studentfamilyhb.pdf Student Handbook & School Policy]
* [http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/about1.html The MCAS Test]
Hampshire Regional has been named the "most pretentious school"
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