Summer Academy

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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Experiencing the Rigors of Academic Medicine in UVM’s Precollege High School Program

Mia Lobel is attending UVM in the fall and setting her sights on working in orthopedic medicine. Last summer, the high school senior from New Albany, Ohio, completed UVM’s Health and Medicine pre-college course to get a better sense of college life and the University’s rigorous academic expectations. The Health and Medicine course is part […]

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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 […]

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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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UVM High School Summer Program Helps Students Explore Health and Medicine

Shaye Squillante wants to study science and medicine in college. So when she learned about UVM Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course, the high school student jumped at the chance to enroll. Summer Academy’s Health and Medicine course exposes students to the world of medicine and bioscience through active learning in labs, lectures, demonstrations, and […]

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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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