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Verona High School Recognized as #2 High School in New Jersey by College Board

Verona High School Recognized as #2 High School in New Jersey by College Board
A Message From Our Superintendent
"Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out,
is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline." Jim Collins
We are proud to share that Verona High School was recently recognized by College Board as a top performing high school in New Jersey. VHS is ranked #2 in New Jersey in participation in Advanced Placement exams in grades 9-12. Even more impressive, as our student participation has increased, so have our student performance outcomes. Our school district is among the top performing high schools in the entire nation. This ranking is the second independent recognition, most recently being acknowledged by NJ Monthly as the #24 top high school in New Jersey. We have much to be proud of.
The Verona Public Schools first focused on eliminating barriers to higher level coursework and increasing Advance Placement (AP) opportunities in 2009. Since that time, our high school has made tremendous strides in the evolution of increasing rigor and enhancing the academic culture in Verona. Our progress is possible because of the support of our dedicated Board of Education, the visionary leadership of our administrative and supervisory teams, the talent and dedication of our amazing staff, the incredible efforts of our highly motivated and intellectually curious students, and our supportive parental community.
The concerted efforts of our leadership team and teachers enables us to sustain the development and revision of robust curriculum, a focused effort on staff development, and personalized attention for our students where our counselors and teachers help guide the course selection process. Our persistence is deeply rooted in enhancing opportunities for our students to achieve their full potential. This is one example of what is possible in the pursuit of academic excellence with constant focus and long-term commitment.
We remain steadfast in our belief that all students can achieve at a high level and maximize their individual potential. All of our success is the result of the collective efforts of all of our staff Pre-K through grade 12. Our accomplishments are the fruits of our labor, the dedication of our staff, beginning at the elementary level, progressing through critical transition years in our middle school, and culminating in high school with the commitment and effort of our Verona High School staff.
We continue to pave the way forward to establish a culture of learning that is purposeful and rooted in the idea that with hard work, good strategies, and perseverance, students will achieve greatness. With a highly committed school district and community we can ensure that all students become successful. When we do all of this well in a constructive and productive fashion, the results speak for themselves.
All my best,
Dr. Rui Dionisio
Superintendent of Schools