Recent Announcements

  • Convocation 2015 Convocation will take place at North Country Union High School on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
    Posted Aug 3, 2015, 7:39 AM by Elizabeth Butterfield
  • Returning Student Registration North Country Supervisory Union has partnered with InfoSnap to perform Returning Student Registrations online.  A Returning Student is defined as a student who has attended any North Country Supervisory Union ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2015, 5:42 PM by John Peters
  • New Student Registrations North Country Supervisory Union has partnered with InfoSnap to perform New Student Registrations online.  To register a new student (one who has never attended a NCSU school*) with InfoSnap please ...
    Posted Jul 21, 2015, 10:42 AM by Elizabeth Butterfield
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About Northern Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom(NEK)

Nestled between the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River in northern Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom comprises the three northeastern-most counties of the state -- Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties. Vermont's largest and least populated region, the Northeast Kingdom is treasured by residents and visitors alike for its natural resources, traditional landscapes and lifestyles that have made the Vermont experience one to be cherished. It is a region that resonates with those who seek personal growth and development. 

About North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU)

North Country Supervisory Union is responsible for the education of students in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont towns of Brighton, Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Ferdinand, Holland, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, Troy and Westfield.  There are ten elementary schools in the Supervisory Union, as well as preschool programs and the Encore After-School and Summer Program. The North Country Union Junior High School in Derby is home to approximately 275 seventh through eighth grade students from seven of those towns, while North Country Union High School and the North Country Career Center host more than 800 ninth through twelfth grade students from all twelve member districts. 

Formerly Orleans Essex North Supervisory Union (OENSU) which goes back to the 1960’s, the name was changed to North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) July 1, 2008 and approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to enable us to better identify with our North Country Union High and Junior High Schools.  The change also lessened confusion among the other supervisory unions.  NCSU is SU31, geographically the largest Supervisory Union in Vermont with 520 Square miles, of which the inclusive schools are encompassed by two counties, Orleans and Essex.

North Country Supervisory Union is comprised of the following schools:

  • Brighton Elementary School
  • Charleston Elementary School
  • Coventry Village School
  • Derby Elementary School
  • Holland Elementary School
  • Jay Westfield Joint Elementary School
  • Lowell Graded School
  • Newport City Elementary School
  • Newport Town School
  • North Country Career Center
  • North Country Schools Alternative Program 
  • North Country Union High School
  • North Country Union Junior High School
  • Troy School
Please refer to the Vermont map at the right for the locations of NCSU Schools.  North Country Supervisory Union SU31 is highlighted in green.

School Closings and Inclement Weather

During times of inclement weather school closings will be communicated first through area radio and television stations.  The radio station that will be notified is:  92.1 MOO FM.
Major television stations in Vermont will include:  
WCAX 3 and  

Click on the links to see the list of school closings.

The decision to close schools is determined by the ability for buses to navigate roads and safely distribute students throughout the district.  School days missed must be made up.  

Parents and teachers will be notified of school closings or delays 
by their school or the Superintendent using the SchoolReach system.
Please be sure to share any changes in your contact information with your child's school.