precollege

Pre-College Program at UVM Helps High School Students Choose a Major

Choosing a college major just got a little easier with the help of Pre-College Programs at the University of Vermont.

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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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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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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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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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Experiencing a Drone Training Course and a Chance to Learn about UVM. Drones Course Goes Online for 2020.

Cedar Zobel-Williams loves flying drones. So, when he learned that UVM offered a Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of its Summer Academy program, he jumped at the chance to participate. The high school senior from Roslindale, Massachusetts, enrolled in the drone training precollege course to get a chance to fly drones in […]

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Pre-College Course Wrestles with the Climate Crisis and How to Build Strategies for the Future

Harlan Morehouse isn’t about to sugarcoat the severity of environmental challenges facing the world today. The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 1800s. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with the five warmest years on record taking place since 2010. But the root causes […]

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