Category Archives: Pre-College

Pre-College Programs Can Ease Anxiety for High School Students

It might come as a surprise that taking a college English class as a high school junior would ease anxiety about college, but for one Vermont high school student, that’s exactly what happened.  When South Burlington High School junior Julia Sides reviewed her course load with her school counselor, she explored how to satisfy credits […]

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Summer Academy Storytelling with Photography Course Gave Mish Wilson a Jump on Her College Experience

Summer Academy course at the University of Vermont gave Jamaican born Mish Wilson a jump start on her college experience at UVM.

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Brag-worthy: Pre-College Courses Help Your College Application Shine

High school student can learn how to use pre-college courses to build a brag sheet for their college applications.

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More than Medicine. Summer Academy Course Teaches High School Students Skills Beyond Academics

For Harwood Union High School junior Jeswin Antony taking a Summer Academy medicine course at the University of Vermont taught him more than just the workings of the medical laboratory field; he also learned a lot about himself. “I gained not just health and medicine skills, I gained time management, organization, and communication skills,” said Antony. “I could learn […]

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Students Turn Climate Change Anxiety into a Course of Action

From climate change to social inequality, it’s daunting to think about the list of issues facing our society. Perhaps more so if you’re a high school student wondering, ‘what will my future look like?’ or ‘how can I possibly change the world I’m inheriting?’ As today’s youth increasingly become the face of movements to drive […]

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Building Community Online in the UVM Summer High School Program

Even in a remote learning environment, Arai Lubas felt connected to students, faculty, and the UVM campus. Lubas, of Reading, Pennsylvania, enrolled in the UVM Summer Academy program’s Biomedical Science and Human Disease course in 2020. Her initial plan was to take the course in the UVM summer high school program for two weeks on […]

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UVM Summer Academy Health and Medicine Course Takes In-depth Look at COVID-19

For high school students interested in exploring health care, this summer’s Health and Medicine course will be more timely than ever, with a specific focus on COVID-19. The Health and Medicine course offers high school students access to public health experts, global health, genomics, general medicine, and nursing who have been on the front lines of […]

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Students Learn from Medical Experts in High School Summer College Course

Hannah Sher is setting her sights on becoming a pediatrician someday. The New York City-based high school senior got a head start on her medical studies in UVM’s Summer Academy program, a four-week virtual program for students who want to explore areas of study and earn transferable college credit. The program is for high school […]

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Study Tips for High School Students (and the Rest of Us)

Show of hands: how many of us have procrastinated, stayed up super late the night before an exam or presentation, attempted to absorb several weeks’-worth of information, and gotten through the event… only to promptly forget everything we thought we had “learned” very soon afterwards. This isn’t unusual. In fact, a 2014 survey of 1,500 […]

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Advantage: Sweet. Starting College Ahead of the Game with Pre-College Courses

This February, Camille Sweet will start the spring semester of what would’ve been her first year at the University of Vermont with 61 credits under her belt – more than half of the credits required to graduate. Sweet, a Public Communication major, has been taking college-level courses through UVM’s Pre-college Program since the summer following […]

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