HALO is a five-day pre-orientation program for incoming St. Johnsbury Academy first-year students, is an integral part of our bridge programming. Rising 9th graders will participate in a week filled with community-building activities and reflection, meet with students who serve as current leaders at the Academy, participate with them in activities such as The Amazing Race, Scavenger Hunts, Community Service Programming, Challenge Courses, and much more. The acronym HALO stands for Hilltopper Aspiring Leadership Program. HALO is designed to be a fun and transformative experience that builds confidence while forming important relationships with peers, students, and staff.


In addition to the community-building opportunities, students will be introduced to many of the Academy traditions, as well as gain an understanding of our commitment to the development of one’s individual character and responsibilities in a learning community. Students will also have  the opportunity to gain exposure to our Academic Expectations and engage with our staff to help get a head start in understanding our Canvas (Learning Management System).


If interested, please contact our Campus Life Office at sjacampuslife@stjacademy.org.

HALO Students outdoors