New Teacher Position

Attn Parents and Students:

This letter is to inform you that Amherst Regional High School has been granted one full-time teacher (Full Year) and one half-time teacher (Second Semester) to support our large class sizes. This year is the first year that the Department of Education and Early Child Development has implemented a maximum number of students permitted in high school courses (32 students per high school class).  At present, we have many classes that exceed that amount due to a spike in our school enrollment. Although we are very happy that our attendance has increased, as it suggests an influx of families to the Amherst area, it has created these high class sizes. These new hires will allow our class sizes to remain at or under the provincial class cap. 

Starting the week of September 25th, ARHS administration, guidance and our registrar will be working to make smooth transitions for additional courses and sections where students may have to move.  We will do our best to ensure that these changes are as smooth as possible for students and teachers, while still fulfilling our obligations to the legislative responsibility of class sizes.

I appreciate your attention and any concerns that might arise, but we are excited to provide smaller classes at ARHS to support a positive and supportive learning environment. 

Aaron Stubbert