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Academic/Enrichment

 

Academic Opportunities - supplemental courses

Dartmouth College classes (open to juniors and seniors) - stop in Guidance for more information.  Click here to access details and links to forms.  Scroll down the page to find the Course Application Form, Program Registration Form, Hold Harmless Agreement, and Permission to Release Education Record Form.  To search for available courses on the Dartmouth College Web site, click here.

VLACS - Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (free for NH residents) - online course offerings.

E*Start - Through a partnership with VLACS (for NH residents), high school students can take an online class and receive dual credit for high school and college.  The cost is $150.00 plus any required textbooks.

Running Start - Through a partnership with River Valley Community College, students can earn college credit for a cost of $150.00 for their coursework in two courses taught at Rivendell Academy:  Calculus and Physics. Click here for a video providing an overview.

Dual Enrollment - two free vouchers (click here) are available to Vermont students in the junior and/or senior year to receive college credit for a course taken on a college campus or online through one of the following Vermont Colleges:  Bennington College, Burlington College, Castleton State College, Champlain College, College of St. Joseph, Community College of Vermont, Green Mountain College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Marlboro College, New England Culinary Institute, Norwich University, SIT Graduate Institute, Southern Vermont College, Sterling College, Universit of Vermont, Vermont Technical College.

CCV (Community College of Vermont - Upper Valley/Wilder)

              For a listing of CCV courses click here.

              To access CCV online application click here.

              Call (802) 295-8822 for an inital meeting and to take the Accuplacer test.

University of Vermont-For a listing of courses click here.  For a listing of summer programs click here.

EARLY COLLEGE - High school seniors can enroll full-time in an Early College Program offered at a number of institutions and receive high school credit and college credit allowing them to complete their senior year of high school and freshman year of college simultaneously.  For out-of-state programs there is a cost.  Vermont residents can enroll at institutions in Vermont tuition-free.  Visit www.vsc.edu for more information.

Early College at CCV (Community College of Vermont, located in Wilder, VT). Classes are tuition-free for Vermont residents and New Hampshire residents will only have to pay in-state tuition rates.  For more information, contact Katie Mobley or click here.

Goddard College Early College program can be accessed by visiting: http://www.goddard.edu/academics/early-college-program/

Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) is a competitive program offered at Vermont Technical College (VTC) that gives high school seniors the opportunity to spend their senior year living on the VTC campus as a college student and earning credit to satisfy the senior year of high school requirements for the freshman year of college.  Tuition is free.  The priority deadline to apply is May 1st. Click here to access.  There are four programs that have a recommended earlier deadline of December 1st:  Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technology, and Dental Hygiene.

 

Enrichment Opportunities

Health Careers Exploration

  • MedQuest for freshman or sophomore living in Orange County Vermont.  This is a 6-day program that runs in July.  The cost is $500 for the entire program.  There are scholarships available.  For more information and to download an application visit www.nevahec.org/health.
  • CollegeQuest for juniors who are Vermont residents.  This is a 6-week program that begins at the end of June and runs through August for students who are either first in their family to attend college OR come from a family of modest-income.  Costs, housing and food are covered and there is the opportunity to earn money for college.  An application and information can be downloaded at www.nevahec.org/health

CRREL Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) - The US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) offers juniors the opportunity for a paid summer apprenticeship with a practicing scientist or engineer.  Application deadline is in February.  Stop in Guidance for more information.

Security, Technology & Society High School Summer Program at Dartmouth College -
This program, for high school students, will focus on issues of security such as: cryptography, digital forensics, privacy, and security awareness. Lessons will mix in lectures with hands-on and interactive activities, augmented with field trips and guest speakers. There is no charge for this program. Applications, including a teacher recommendation, are due March 30th.  For more information visit http://www.ists.dartmouth.edu/events/summercamp.html

Law & Order Cadet Training Program - sponsored by The American Legion Department.  Cadet Training is held for a week at the end of June for a junior or senior, boy or girl, who is sixteen (16) years of age or older.  Stop in the Guidance Office for more information. Deadline to apply is in May.

NH Cadet Academy is held for a week at the end of June at NHTI (New Hampshire Technical Institute) and the Police Academy in Concord, NH.  The program is open to students ages 14 - 20.  An application can be downloaded at nhchiefsofpolice.com/calevents/cadetacademy.  Scholarships available to cover the cost of $200 fee.

Advanced Studies Program (ASP) at St. Paul's School for the summer after junior year.  Open to VT or NH residents.  This is a rigorous academic summer program that includes college advising and co-curricular activities.  For more information visit http://www.sps.edu/asp .

The Mountain School - a semester program for juniors.  The Mountain School is run by Milton Academy and is located in Vershire, VT.  Students follow a rigorous academic program admist their participation on a working farm.  For more information and an application visit http://www.mountainschool.org/page.  Deadline to apply is in February.

Governor's Institutes of Vermont - open to VT and NH students grades 9-12.  Programs run in the summer with two weekend programs in the Winter (typically in February). Winter Weekend is a 48-hour immersion Institute packed with extreme learning and fun for all motivated 9-12th grade students. Students attending Winter Weekend will try out the intellectual exhilaration of a GIV summer Institute in which they explore, laugh, perform, build, improvise, and more. In just one weekend, students take away more skills and inspiration than they could have ever imagined possible!  More info here - Winter Weekend.

New England Youth Leadership Conferences - sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW).  Held on the campus of Norwich University students are grouped in teams and involved in both classes and physical challenges, including:  leadership, climbing wall, leadership reaction course, our Constitution, free enterprise, effective communication, personal finance, situational leadership, cyber security, the Bill of Rights, honor & loyalty.  Weekends are offered four times a year.  For more information visit http://bit.ly/NorwichYLCW

Green Mountain Boys State is held at Lyndon State College for a week at the end of June for junior boys living in Vermont.  Students participate in a working model of town and state government including electing a state government and a Boys' State Governor with a cabinet who is sworn in. Students go to Montpelier to debate issues identified by delegates. Deadline is May 1st.

NH Boys State is held on the campus of Rivier University for a week at the end of June for junior boys living in New Hampshire.  Students learn practical application of duties, responsibilities and privileges of American Citizenship through a six-day training in self-government.  Deadline is June 1st

Vermont Girls State is open to junior girls interested in citizenship and Vermont's local and state government.  Girls spend five days on the Vermont Technical College campus for a week in mid-June.  Applications can be be found at www.vtalauxiliary.org.  Deadline to apply is in March.

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership - for sophomores.  Visit www.hoby.org for more information.

GAP Year and Summer Programs - Stop in Guidance to learn more about these opportunities.  Also visit NHHEAF regarding the GAP year click here.

Gap Year Fair on January 14rth, 2017 from 1:00 - 1:30 PM at Lebanon High School.

Study Abroad - scholarships sponsored through the Department of the State for U.S. high school students for school year 2016/2017 to participate in:  National Security Language, Initiative for Youth, Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad and Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange with Germany. These merit-based scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites and gap year students are encouraged to apply as long as they meet the age requirements. Application deadlines vary from late October through early January. Visit www.exchanges.state.gov the program website or for more information and application deadlines. 

Tutoring Services

Academic Support and Resource Tutoring Guide

Tutoring services are available in the Upper Valley area.  For information on cost and tutors visit 

http://www.e2educationalservicellc.com/tutors.html

Assistive Technology

Talk to Text is available in Google Drive.  To learn how to use it, click here.