Registration is open for the annual College Pathways program presented by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). This is a free conference for students and families that consists of a variety of helpful workshops about the college application process and financial aid. The conference is held at three locations: St. Michael's College on March 17, Northern Vermont University at Johnson on March 24, and Castleton University on April 7. To register for the conference, go to vsac.org/plan/college-career-pathways.
For Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
9th-11th graders! Are you looking for something amazing to do this summer? Consider being part of the week-long Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV), an incredibly fun immersive learning experience just for Vermont high school students. You'll choose your topic, meet students from all over the state who share that interest, gain skills, and get to practice what college-level study on a college campus is like. Topics include Architecture, Design & Building, Arts, Astronomy, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Health & Medicine, Information Technology & Digital Media, Mathematical Sciences, and Young Writers. The fee for these programs is on a sliding scale based on family income. The application process is competitive. Applications are available at www.giv.org and the AMHS deadline is March 15. Please see Ms. Lederer-Barnes for more information.
For Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
MedQuest is a six-day residential summer program that is sponsored by the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Centers. It gives students the opportunity to engage in hands-on exploration of medical careers and experience life on a college campus. The program includes a hospital job shadow. The tuition for the program is $500, but some scholarships are available. Admission is competitive. The application deadline is March 2. For more information, go to svahec.org or the AMHS Guidance Office.