About Us

THE COMMUNITIES:
Middle to upper income; 13 miles west of New London off Exit 70 of I-95; on the shore where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound; year-round population approximately 6,700—Old Lyme; 1,970—Lyme.

Most families commute to work in Hartford or nearby Groton and New London.  The largest employers in the area are Pfizer, Electric Boat and the U.S. Submarine Base.  The population includes a number of residents who have retired from careers in government, public service, business and the arts.

 

THE SCHOOL:
Lyme-Old Lyme High School is a regional high school with approximately 428 students in grades 9-12 from the towns of Old Lyme and Lyme. The school district provides bus transportation for 98% of the student population. Students also have the option of enrolling in either a regional vocational-technical school or a vocational-agricultural school. Program offerings include the University of Connecticut Early College Experience, courses offered as part of the College Board Advanced Placement Program, enrollment in a partnership agreement with Middlesex Community College and Three Rivers Community College, and Connecticut College’s New London Scholars Program. Also offered are: an interscholastic sports program, including fencing and crew; close collaboration with the Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau; adult education; and summer school.

 

THE STAFF:
A faculty of 57 includes three School Counselors, one Librarian, four Special Education Teachers, a School Psychologist, a Registered Nurse, and two Administrators.        

Instructional Contacts:  860-434-1651
E-mail contact:  last name + first letter of first name @region18.org

 

SCHOOL ACCREDITATION: New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Connecticut State Department of Education.

 

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT AFFILIATIONS: ASCA, CSCA, ACA, CCA, NACAC, NEACAC, College Board

 

ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: CAS, CIAC, Shoreline Conference

 

CLASS SIZE: Approximately 17 (average)    

 

SCHOOL DAY: 7:45 AM - 2:24 PM;   Schedule: Six 57-minute class periods

 

NEIGHBORING SCHOOLS:
East (I-95): East Lyme, Waterford, New London
West (I-95): Old Saybrook, Westbrook
North (Route 9): Valley Regional

 

MARKING SYSTEM:
A= 90+   B=80+   C=70+   D=60+   F=Below 60   P=Passing   I=Incomplete    WP=Withdraw Pass
WF=Withdraw Fail        N= No Mark        X=Excused

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
23 credits, including: English (4), Social Studies (3, including U.S. History & Civics), Math (3), Science (3), Vocational/Fine Arts (1), Physical Education (2). All students must carry 6.5 credits; all seniors must pass 4.5 credits in their senior year to graduate. The majority of students carry 7 or more credits. 

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA):
Lyme-Old Lyme High School does not utilize a class ranking system. GPA is cumulative and includes all courses. GPA will be determined on a modified weighted basis. (Courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Languages only). For GPA purposes, AP courses are weighted by 1.1 (i.e. 80=88);  Level I classes are weighted by 1.05 (i.e. 80=84). Cumulative (8 semesters) GPA deciles for the Class of 2006 are: 1st decile: 99.26—95.33, 2nd: 95.08—93.74, 3rd: 93.71—91.81, 4th: 91.68—89.85, 5th: 89.83—86.92, 6th: 86.84—84.53, 7th: 84.37—81.87, 8th: 81.20—78.02, 9th: 78.23—74.85, 10th: 74.60—65.45.  Mid-point GPA= 87.62. 

 

COURSE LEVELS:
Courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and advanced World Languages are labeled to indicate level of difficulty and academic demands and responsibilities. AP=Advanced Placement; L1=Honors; L2=College-Preparatory; L3=Standard; all other courses not leveled.

 


LOLHS Calendar

    • MonOct27 8th Grade and High School Chorus Rehearsal 6:30 PMLOLHS
    • MonOct27 Friends of Music Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Library/Media Center
    • TueOct28 Meet the Choirs Concert (Grade 8 and LOLHS students) 7:30 PMLOLHS auditorium
    • MonNov03 Safe Graduation Committee Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMLOLHS Commons
    • TueNov04 Professional Development Day - No School for Students
    • TueNov04 Community Action for Substance Free Youth (CASFY) Meeting 7:00 PMLymes' Youth Service Bureau
    • TueNov11 Veterans' Day Activities 10:30 AM to 11:15 AMLOLHS10:30 am   Assembly followed by refreshments
    • WedNov12 Parent Advisory Board Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • FriNov14 Fall Play Production 7:30 PMLOLHS auditorium
    • SatNov15 Fall Play Production 7:30 PMLOLHS auditorium
    • MonNov17 Winter Sports Meeting for Athletes and Parents 6:30 PMLOLHS Auditorium
    • TueNov18 ASBDA Honor Band 9:00 AMBacon Academy
    • WedNov19 Wildcat Booster Club Meeting 7:00 PMLOLHS Media Center
    • SatNov22 Eastern Region Auditions 9:00 AMPlainfield High School
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