Student Services

Student Services


Welcome to Student Services at Randolph Union Middle and High School.

RU Student Services is here to support students and families as we all navigate these challenging times. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with questions, concerns, or for support.

Kara Merrill, Middle School and half of 11th and 12th grade, Advisor for 12th Grade Academy
Contact Information:  Phone: 728-3397 ext. 1143   -   Email: kmerrill@orangesouthwest.org

Beverly Taft, Grade 9 & 10 and half of the 11th and 12th grade, Advisor for 11th Grade Academy. Contact Information:  Phone: 728-3397 ext. 1146   -   Email: btaft@orangesouthwest.org

Martha Gold, RU School Based Mental Health Clinician. Contact Information: mgold@orangesouthwest.org  802-728-3397, ext 1146

Colin Andrzejczyk, Student Assistance Professional. Contact Information: candrzejczky@orangesouthwest.org

Opportunities for Juniors and Seniors

PSAT at RU - October 26th 8-12pm, RUHS Middle School Gym

We will be holding the school day offering of the PSAT on Oct. 26th, 8:00am until 11:45am. There is still time to sign-up. Although many colleges are still test optional, due to the pandemic, this is still a worthwhile opportunity to have a practice run for the SAT. If you have signed up to take the PSAT, during advisory on Friday, 10/15, we will have breakout groups to discuss navigating the test and overall preparatory recommendations. If you would like to familiarize yourself in advance, these are links to test preparation sites below.

NEACAC College Fair, St. Michaels College - Oct. 12th

The NEACAC college fair is going to be in-person this fall. This year it will take place on October 12th at St. MIchael's College (more details can be found in the post from earlier this week). To attend in-person, you must register. You can register by clicking on this link. As there is no school, this will be an on your own event. It is also possible to attend virtually at any time. This is typically the college fair that seniors attend, however, if you are able to go, take advantage of this opportunity. In the Spring, we will be attending the annual college fair that is held at NU/VTC.


College Admissions Workshop - Oct 14, 7 - 8 pm

Middlebury College is sponsoring/presenting a “College Admissions Workshop for Vermonters.” The date of the event is Thursday, October 14 from 7 until 8 pm. The link for students/families to register is here. Admission directors from Champlain, UVM and St. Michael's will serve as key presenters, along with Sarah Soule, postsecondary planning counselor from Middlebury UHS and a VSAC counselor.

Upcoming College Admission Visits

University of New England: Friday, 10/15, 1pm, Student Services

Northern Vermont University: Monday, 10/18, 1pm, Student Services

Champlain College: Tuesday, 10/19, 1pm, Student Services

University of Southern Maine: Monday, 10/25, 1pm, Student Services

2021-22 School Choice Lottering Information and Application

To learn more about school choice and attending Randolph Union Middle and High School for the 2021-22 school year, please click on the following links:

2021-2022 Lottery Application

2021-2022 School Choice Lottery Letter

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For a list of scholarships and financial aid available to assist families with college tuition and expenses,please click here: 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

VSAC Vermont Career Connect

Have you ever wondered about a job or career and what it would be like to do that work? Check out Vermont Career Connect to take the first step in discovering your future. During the first hour of this virtual event, students will work with Kathi Terami of Careers CLiC to explore their interests and think about how those interests might match up with promising careers. The second hour will provide students the opportunity to attend one of over a dozen breakout Q&A panels based on their career interests. Find more information and register at https://www.vsac.org/vermont-career-connect

RU 11th and 12th grade - Dual Enrollment

Interested in taking a dual enrollment college course? Now is the time to sign up for 2nd semester...don't leave it until the last minute!!! If you don't have an account you can create one by clicking on this link.  We strongly recommend that you sign before December break. Reach out to your school counselor if you have questions.