What Makes Vertus Unique?
Vertus High School is a free public high school for young men. We provide unprecedented individual support and consistent high expectations for academic success and character growth. Since we opened in 2014, our students have exceeded national expectations for student growth and performance. Look at our results or watch this video to learn more.
Vertus High School Fast Facts
compared to the national expected average from 2018-2019
compared to the national expected average
1.6 GPA at prior school
Compared to the pass rate of RCSD
Why choose Vertus for your young man?
Each student is part of a small learning team of 16-18 students led by a full-time mentor and guide called a preceptor. Preceptors have our students' backs 24/7/365. They create a safe and supportive environment in which each young man has an adult who is responsible for his success.
PERSONALIZED YEAR-ROUND ACADEMICS
We combine high-tech, online learning with traditional classroom experiences meeting each student where he is academically and supporting him to accelerate his growth. Our year round calendar provides more learning time so that students can meet all the requirements for graduation and prepare for college and careers.
Students explore our three virtues of courage, leadership, and responsibility in our daily character curriculum. Weekly awards recognize academic achievement and character growth. Sports, field trips, extracurricular activities, college courses, and work opportunities help students understand the world and grow as leaders.
This week we bring you an encore presentation from our Head Dean, Joe Carter. Listen as he discusses the importance of the close personal relationships he develops with our students.