precollege

Summer Drone Course Gives High School Students a Close-up View of UVM

A drone course at UVM propelled Griffin Bohan’s college dreams to new heights. The Brooklyn Technical High School senior enrolled in the Drones for Environmental Mapping course last summer as part of UVM’s Summer Academy program. The experience not only opened his eyes to campus life but also allowed him to envision what the future […]

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How High School Students Can Afford Summer Courses at UVM

By Kate Whitney College can be expensive enough for those who are fortunate enough to attend, and student loans are no joke. So why on earth should you sign up for a course and take on the financial burden before you’re even through high school? (Hint: because you may be able to take up to […]

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Summer Academy Course Inspires Mount Mansfield Union High School Student to Create Neuroscience Club

One morning a week, about a dozen students gather for a neuroscience club meeting at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho. The club, which includes students in grades 9-12, explores everyday things in the study of neuroscience, such as sleep, memory and behavior. The club is the brainchild of Theresa Christiansen, a junior from […]

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Meet UVM’s Pre-College and Summer Academy Advisor: Kristen Kilbashian

By Kate Whitney Kristen Kilbashian, a pre-college academic advisor for UVM Continuing and Distance Education, has the unique role of assisting high school students and recent high school graduates. She acknowledges that not nearly enough people are aware of the incredible programs available through UVM CDE for that particular age group. “If you consider ‘Continuing […]

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College Prep: Encourage Your Student to Earn College Credits in High School

College prep can start well before your high schooler starts filling out their college applications. This is especially true for students who would like to experience college first-hand and alleviate some of the questions they may have about school. For example, if your child is unsure of the major they would like to pursue, there […]

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5 Benefits Summer College Provides for High School Students

Kristen Kilbashian an enrollment coach for UVM’s Pre-College programs talks about what high school students can gain by taking college courses in a summer college program.   Q: Can you first explain the basics of a summer college program for high school students? A: Summer pre-college (high school) programs give students the opportunity to find out what college-level […]

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High School Students Use Summer Academy Program for College Prep

Updated May 11, 2022 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 […]

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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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