Students who live in towns that don't maintain a school at their grade level have the opportunity to use their status as a resident of a "school choice" town to attend a secular, state-approved, independent school like Riverside. The town will pay tuition expenses, up to the amount that the state has published as the average expenditure per student, to Riverside. The family is responsible for making up any difference between that amount and the amount of Riverside tuition. Financial aid may be applied to that difference. Parents are responsible for making arrangements with the town clerk to ensure tuition payments are received by Riverside's scheduled payment dates.
The following Northeast Kingdom towns provide school choice:
Bloomfield, Brunswick, East Haven, Granby, Guildhall, Kirby, Lemmington, Maidstone, Norton, Peacham, Victory, Westmore.