Introduction to College Studies at Community College of Vermont
This free 13 week pass/fail class will help students develop strategies for success well beyond graduation. Check the Community College of Vermont Rutland campus course schedule and enroll through the CCV website. https://apply.ccv.edu/dualenroll/
Vermont Dual Enrollment Programs
Dual enrollment vouchers allow Vermont high school students to take two college courses at any of 17 Vermont colleges or universities tuition-free. Students can use two vouchers in their junior or senior years of high school.
- Students must get approval from Rutland High School, then when approved can apply for a voucher on the dual enrollment website: vtdualenrollment.org. Check with the college you are interested in taking the course from for details on how to get enrolled as a dual enrollment student. Please see your counselor for information.
- High school juniors interested in early college options at CCV or Castleton State please see your guidance counselor.
Please check with the guidance office for updates on Enrichment Program Opportunities. Please note that enrichment programs have applications and specific deadlines! Here is a list of some of the options:
Governor’s Institute of Vermont: Study on the campuses of Vermont colleges; for students with a strong interest in arts, sciences & technology, information technology, engineering, mathematics, current issues & youth activism, or Asian cultures. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline. For more information: www.giv.org
CollegeQuest to Health Care Careers: A six-week summer residential program for current Vermont 11th graders who are interested in health careers. Qualified students live in the residence halls, eat on campus, have access to university resources, and job-shadow health professionals. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline. For more information: www.nevahec.org
MedQuest Health Careers Exploration Program: A week of career development and asset-building activities on a college campus and in the surrounding healthcare community. Students live in the residence halls, eat on campus, have access to university resources, and job-shadow health professionals. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline. For more information: www.svahec.org
American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls’ State: Girls who are juniors are eligible to apply to become an American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls State delegate. Selected students spend an intensive 5 days of study working together as self-governing citizens learning how to participate in the functioning of Vermont’s local and state government. This program typically is held on a Vermont State college campus in mid-June. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline. For more information: www.vtalauxiliary.org
Green Mountain Boys’ State: Boys who are juniors are eligible to apply. Suited for boys with leadership potential, selected students will focus on Vermont town, county, and state government including its organization, policies and procedures. This program is typically held on a Vermont State college campus in mid-June. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline. For more information: https://vtlegion.org
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference: Tenth graders who are interested in building leadership skills should apply for this program. HOBY Vermont is typically held over Memorial Day weekend on a Vermont college campus. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline, typically in the Fall. For more information: www.hobyvt.org
Upward Bound: Upward Bound is based at Castleton State College and includes academic instruction and individual tutoring and counseling for low-income high school students or high school students who are the first in their families to consider postsecondary education. Upward Bound representatives speak to 9th graders about their program in the Fall and provide applications. For more information: https://www.castleton.edu/directory/offices-services-directory/upward-bound/
UVM Summer Academy: UVM Summer Academy is open to high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are capable of successfully completing a 3 credit college level course taught by one of UVM’s distinguished faculty. Local, out of state, and international students participate and UVM offers residential and commuter options. Note: This program requires an application and has a deadline. Please see the UVM website and search for “summer academy” for more information. *Students may be able to use a dual enrollment voucher to help with the cost of this program.
Other Enrichment Program Opportunities:
- Many colleges offer summer programs that may be of interest to students. Please check the website of the college to see if any programs for high school students are available. Students can check in the guidance office for information we receive from colleges and organizations about summer programs being offered.
- The VSAC website is a good resource for Enrichment Opportunities. Please visit: VSAC.org and click on “Career and Educational Pathfinders” under the “Quick Links” section of the VSAC website.
Gap Year Programs:
USA Gap Year Fair: The fair consists of a number of diverse programs who have representatives and information to help you decide if a gap year program is right for you. Please visit www.usagapyearfairs.org/events-schedule/south-burlington
Additional Gap Year Resources: Visit the VSAC website for additional information regarding Gap Year programs. www.VSAC.org and click on “Career and Educational Pathfinders” under the “quick links” section of the VSAC website.