Mission: Otter Valley Union High School is a place where reflective teaching and learning lead to high expectations for all students and enthusiasm for knowledge encourages success in the global community. To implement this mission, we believe students meet academic expectations when they are able to: Achieve the standards in the Vermont Framework. Accept responsibility for their own education. Demonstrate knowledge in a variety of content areas and understand its relevance. Demonstrate critical thinking and learning skills which enable them to become creative problem solvers and life-long learners. Practice academic integrity and value academic success in themselves and others. We believe students meet civic expectations when they are able to: Exercise the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of being a Citizen of the United States. Exhibit an awareness of diversity through open communication. Contribute to the community in positive ways. We believe students meet social expectations when they are able to: Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for their actions. Work effectively in diverse groups and settings. Demonstrate respect for themselves, others, and their surroundings.