precollege

High School Students Use Summer Academy Program for College Prep

While most students have to wait until their first year of college to experience program-specific material and the campus community, high-school students enrolled in Summer Academy can gain that experience much earlier. In fact, every year colleges and universities across the U.S. host students in a number of different summer programs that are unique to their […]

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A Summer Academy Student Sets Her Sights on Medicine

Makenzie Detch wants to be a surgeon someday. So when the Champlain Valley Union High School senior learned about the UVM Summer Academy course, Biomedical Science & Human Disease, she jumped at the chance to participate. “Ever since I was in fourth grade, I’ve wanted to be a major organ surgeon, focusing on the heart, […]

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College Prep Class for High School Students Shares the Power of Journalism

To be a person is to have a story to tell. — Isak Dinesen For thousands of years, storytelling has been a way for humans to engage, share feelings, and convey personal experiences. Sharing stories with words and images helps us connect with the world around us and better understand one another. This summer, high school […]

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Summer Programs for High School Students Draw More Undergraduates to UVM

Nearly 15 years after UVM established its precollege program, more high school students are enrolling in the program to get a head start on their college degree. UVM’s precollege program is offered to high school juniors and seniors who want to explore areas of study and earn transferable college credit. Since 2004, 3,709 high school students […]

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UVM Drone Training Gives High School Students an Opportunity to Soar

Jaron Cummings first became curious about drones when he was in elementary school. In fifth grade, he was given his first toy drone, and his interest only flourished from there. These days, the Essex High School junior owns a professional drone he uses for taking photos and videos. Last summer, Cummings enrolled in the Natural Resources: […]

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Study the Latest Advances in Medicine at UVM’s Summer Academy

High school senior Carter Visicaro is setting his sights on becoming a pathologist. The Vergennes High School student has always wanted to work in medicine, and participating in UVM’s Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course helped him decide what he really wants for a career. “I’ve always wanted to be in the medical field, and Summer Academy […]

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Adventures in Neuroscience: Understanding the Human Brain and Nervous System

The brain is the human body’s most complex organ. Weighing about 3 pounds in adulthood and consisting of billions of tiny cells, the brain—the central organ of our nervous system— holds the secrets to our personality, use of language, memories, and the way our body operates. In July, UVM Associate Professor Alicia Ebert will teach Summer Academy’s Adventures in […]

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A Summer College Prep Course Confirms a Passion for Health and Medicine

Becca Bingham, a junior at South Salem High School in Salem, Oregon, knows in her heart that she wants to work in medicine. A summer college prep course at UVM made her absolutely sure. Last summer, Becca attended the four-week UVM Summer Academy program, which is offered to high school juniors and seniors who want […]

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Vermont Dual Enrollment Makes College More Accessible for Students

By Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D. Dean, UVM Continuing and Distance Education Vermont is known for having one of the best high school graduation rates in the country. But when it comes to college enrollment, it’s a very different story. In fact, college enrollment still hovers at 52 percent in Vermont, the lowest in New England, according […]

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UVM Is: Jenny Wilkinson Shares the Powerful Connection Between Humans and Horses in Summer University Course

Updated March 27, 2019 “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” –John Lubbock/Winston Churchill If dogs are man’s best friend, then horses are man’s oldest friend. At UVM’s Summer University, students can gain a basic understanding of one of our most beloved domestic animals […]

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