If you need help or have questions, please contact Joanna Lederer-Barnes, Guidance Director, at 375-2589 x106.
Flexible Pathways: AMHS students have a variety of Flexible Pathways available to them:
● Juniors and seniors can take two free college courses through the Vermont Dual Enrollment Program.
● Seniors can also choose to do the Early College Program at CCV.
● Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can take tech classes at the Career Development Center (CDC) in Bennington.
● Students can earn high school credit by doing unpaid internships in the local community.
● Students may be eligible to do work study in the local community.
For more information about any of these Flexible Pathways, please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes.
VSAC Financial Aid Forms Workshop: This workshop is Monday, November 6 at 6:00 pm in the AMHS Marsh Library Computer Lab. A representative from Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will be here to provide an overview of different types of financial aid and to help families complete their FAFSA (federal financial aid form) and Vermont Grant application (state financial aid form). The earlier you file your FAFSA, the more aid is available! IMPORTANT: If you plan to fill out your FAFSA/Vermont Grant application with the VSAC representative, you will need to bring several important documents with you and apply for an ID number in advance. Please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes for more information.
Castleton University Field Trip: There will be a field trip to Castleton University on Thursday, November 16th. The trip is open to any interested juniors and seniors, and permission slips will be given to students at school. We will tour the campus, participate in an admissions information session, and have lunch in the Castleton dining hall. This trip is FREE and is a great opportunity for students to experience a college campus. Students should sign up with Ms. Lederer-Barnes.
Individual Senior Guidance Meetings: All seniors had individual guidance meetings with Ms. Lederer-Barnes in late September/early October to talk about planning for life after high school. Recently, letters went home describing these meetings. If you did not receive your letter or would like more information, please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes.
Senior Parent Appointments: All families of seniors are invited to make individual appointments with Guidance Director Joanna Lederer-Barnes at any time during the year to discuss planning for their son/daughter's life after high school. Ms. Lederer-Barnes meets regularly with seniors, but it is often helpful to have parents come in to meet as well. Whether your student is planning to attend college or tech school, join the military, enter the workforce, or has other plans, coming in for a meeting ensures that we are all on the same page when it comes to planning for the future. If you would like to schedule an individual senior parent appointment, please contact Ms. Lederer-Barnes at 375-2589 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.