Guidance Department Resources and Links to Important Information
Governor's Institutes of Vermont Summer Program YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION BY 3 pm MARCH 22nd (so we can do our paperwork and submit names to GIV by their 4/1 deadline). Preference may be given to 10th and 11th graders, depending on space. See Peg in guidance if you have questions.
The Governor's Institutes offers 10 summer Institutes that gather teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth on the topics of their choice, such as Arts, Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Technology, Design & Coding, Entrepreneurship, Health & Medicine, Young Writers, Astronomy, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Architectural Design & Building, and Environmental Science & Technology. All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets. Please visit: www.giv.org
Governor’s Institutes of Winter Weekend
Any Vermont 9th-12th grader can join us for a fun and intensive Winter Weekend – two hands-on, residential academic/creative weekends in February. At Winter Weekend you live with a group of high schoolers on a college campus, make new friends, complete a mentored, in-depth study challenge in the topic you choose, and gain exciting new skills and ideas. It’s the perfect way to try out a Governor’s Institute and jump into something new!
VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)-for financial aid, scholarships, career planning, help with the FAFSA
Some Helpful Links for College Planning
Affordable Colleges Foundation -Vermont
Edudemic - affordable online colleges
FairTest finds that over 830 four-year colleges do not use the SAT I or ACT to admit substantial numbers of bachelor degree applicants. Click on the link to learn more and to see the listing of schools
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Guide to International University Admission
The Other Paper - South Burlington's hometown newspaper
Transition Resources - This is an excellent resource connected with Virginia Commonwealth University for students with disabilities who are thinking about college. It is comprehensive, with video clips, activities, and opportunities to explore self advocacy, learning style, and college life