A Closer Look

Posting Date: October 07, 2014
Expires 10/25/14

Volunteer for VHCS Strategic Action Teams

More than three dozen representatives from Vestavia Hills City Schools and our community recently collaborated for three consecutive days in the development of our system’s new Strategic Plan. Out of our planning on Sep. 22–24, the following seven strategies were created:

I.We will provide multiple opportunities for students to choose pathways toward achieving their aspirations.
II.We will expose students to an array of opportunities to discover their unique gifts.
III.We will build staff capacity emphasizing individual responsibility.
IV.We will create a dynamic of learning and teaching that provokes questioning and honors academic risk-taking.
V.We will create a culture of inclusivity and respect.
VI.We will customize and create global learning environments to facilitate learning without constraints.
VII.We will intentionally cultivate reciprocal relationships with our community.

We must now turn our attention to taking action on each of these strategies, and we need your help. We will establish Action Teams for each of the seven strategies listed above, and we invite you to let your voice be heard by participating.

To become a member of an Action Team, please click here to complete the volunteer form.

The form must be completed by Oct. 24, 2014. You may indicate the strategies you would like to address on the form, and every effort will be made to assign you to the strategy or strategies of your choice.

Teams will be formed in October and November and will meet starting in October. We look forward to counting on you to help us develop the plans for projects and programs to carry our success forward. Volunteer today!

Meredith Hanson
VHCS Assistant Superintendent

Posting Date: October 07, 2014
Expires 12/21/14

Title - Understanding the ASPIRE Report

For assistance in interpreting the ASPIRE reports please visit Dr. Tyler Burgess' blog, The Pirate Post.

Please also visit our Sara K Goodwin's, couselor, website for additional information.

Testing Information

Posting Date: August 19, 2014
Expires 5/22/15


Partners in Education (PIE) is a program by which individuals and businesses can support VHEC through donations of money, goods or services. These individuals and businesses are recognized throughout the year in many ways including monthly school publications. PIE is supported by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and all donations directly benefit the students of VHEC. Thanks to all of you who have already decided to partner with our wonderful school! Look for a list of our partners in the next Courier and please make an effort to thank them for supporting our students!

You can become a Partner by making a cash or an in-kind donation. The donation levels are:

Bronze (contribution valued between

$250-$499 cash or in-kind donation)

Silver (contribution valued between

$500-$999 cash or in-kind donation)

Gold (contribution valued between

$1000-$1499 cash or in-kind donation)

Platinum (contribution valued over

$1500 cash or in-kind donation)


Sarah Bryan 




Posting Date: July 29, 2014
Expires 5/31/15


Vestavia Hills City Schools is committed to aiding students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. We are beginning our second year of implementing “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD. For purposes of BYOD, “Devices” are personally owned wireless portable electronic equipment used for instructional purposes. Students in BYOD classrooms may be allowed but not be required to bring and use personal, portable, electronic devices starting at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. In order to comply with Federal regulations, all student owned devices will be subject to Internet filtering policies.  VHEC is a 100% BYOD school.


Things to Know

BYOD Policy

FAQ for Parents

FAQs for Students