Category Archives: Pre-College

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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Finding Remote Internships in High School

Remote internships in high school are an effective way to gain work experience in a professional environment, develop and grow a one’s skill set, and establish strong business connections. It’s clear that in the era of Covid-19, the traditional, in-person approach to internships has changed dramatically.  Still, finding online internships is possible. Here are steps […]

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From a Construction Site to College Lectures. GAP Student Lucas Schoen Carves His Path to Higher Education.

Overcoming obstacles is what Lucas Schoen has done all his life. In the last few years, Lucas learned how to manage a learning disability and discovered that UVM’s Guaranteed Admission program was a way to an undergrad degree, when he thought college wasn’t an option. Lucas is pushing himself and tackling challenges to carve out […]

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Transforming Challenge into Opportunity: Preparing for College When High School Is Closed

By Kate Whitney And just like that, our schools were closed. Graduation parties and proms were cancelled, SATs were put on hold, campuses were shut down for prospective student tours, school districts moved classes (sometimes clunkily) to remote learning, and everyone was left wondering how to move forward in this period of nationwide uncertainty and […]

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Early College Program Gives Students Access to Academic Health and Medicine

JeanPaul Habyalimana knows that he wants to study medicine more than anything. Ever since sixth grade, the high school junior from Colchester has been interested in health and science—specifically neuroscience. Last summer, he completed UVM’s Health and Medicine pre-college course to explore his interests. “I’ve always been interested in neuroscience, and I decided I should […]

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