Below are a list of enrichment opportunities that connect students with other young people who enjoy similar academics areas. These opportunities allow students to continue to build their leadership ability while at the same time offering them the chance to learn with peers from a multitude of different schools. If there are any questions regarding the application process to any of these opportunities students should see their school counselor.
Governor’s Institute of Vermont:
Winter Weekend: GIV Winter Weekends are exhilarating, academic/creative weekend events for any Vermont 9th-12th grade student. At Winter Weekend you will spend the weekend on a college campus, make new friends, take on an intensive study challenge and gain exciting new skills and ideas. It’s the perfect time to test out the Governor’s Institutes and try something new! Winter Weekend applications will be available online in December.
Summer Institute: GIV creates fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for Vermont teens. In prior years institutes focused on Arts, Engineering, Info Technology, Environmental Science and Technology, Mathematics, Asian Cultures, and Current Issues and Youth Activism. Ninth through 11th grade students are welcome to apply. For more information on dates and deadlines, go to www.giv.org.
MedQuest: Health Career Exploration: This is a rigorously structured, educational, week-long, and residential program that is held on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus, providing 10th or 11th grade students with the opportunity to explore a variety of careers in health care while gaining comfort in a college environment. Students will receive confidentiality and infection control training. Through interactive presentations and a job shadowing experience at each of the three local hospitals or within the communities, students strengthen their leadership skills, learn about community and continuing education resources, and develop a clearer understanding of the health care field and how they can enter into such a career. Dates and deadline TBD.
How to apply: Apply electronically by emailing Jocie Mueller, Health Careers Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- First and Last Name
- High School and County
- Grade Level
- Name of the program you are applying for (MedQuest)
- Email address (This is how we identify you, so it is very important that you use the same email address for ALL communication with Champlain Valley AHEC, or your application could get lost.)
CCV Intro to College Studies: Community College of Vermont offers an “Introduction to College Studies” class in both the fall and spring semesters. This is a free 13-week class that helps prepare students for the college experience. It is offered at all twelve CCV locations statewide. It’s a risk free pass/fail class with no strings attached. Visit their website at www.ccv.org for more information.
Explore Your Passion: Pre-College Summer Programs @ Champlain College: Champlain College offers opportunities for high school students to not only visit the College, but to also explore interests in a variety of fields through summer programs. For additional information about any of the programs below go to champlain.edu/summer
Summer Academy: Pre-College @ The University of Vermont: UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding academically challenging program for 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school students complete with world-class faculty and a vibrant campus community. Commuter and residential options are available.
Successful students receive 3 UVM college credits, a greater understanding of what college life is like first-hand and a head start on their college career. On Campus dates for 2016 have not yet been released. Students are required to complete both the on campus and online portions of the program to be successful. This is separate and should not be confused with dual enrollment.