(585) 747-8911 • 21 Humboldt Street • Rochester, NY 14609

Celebrating the Class of 2019

On June 22, 2019, our second graduating class collected diplomas and stepped out into the world to do good work.

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

.5x
Reading scores 

compared to the national expected average from 2017-2018
.2x
Math scores

compared to the national expected average
:1
Student to educator staff ratio
x
Regents pass rate
Compared to the pass rate of RCSD
%
Male Instructional Staff
.6
Average GPA

1.6 GPA at prior school
%
of parents report that their son is safe at Vertus
%
Average Attendance Rate

Why choose Vertus for your young man?

preceptor

PRECEPTORS

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. 

Student

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. 

Team Rowe

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

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. 

Testimony Tuesday

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.

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