UVM Summer Academy is an outstanding, academically challenging 4-week online program for high school students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are interested in exploring a specific field of study.

Our program affords high school students the incredible opportunity to earn transferable credits, interact with peers from across the globe in a one-of-kind immersive experience, and, as the college application process becomes increasingly competitive, allows them to showcase their potential to higher education recruiters.

Summer Academy Online Enrichment Learning Community Experience

The Online Enrichment Community is designed to prepare high school students for life in college and beyond by, providing best practices in online teaching and learning, building study skills, and learning about the college admissions process.  Students also gain an introduction to the University of Vermont community.

The Enrichment Learning Community supports the academic success of Summer Academy students as they engage with college course work in an online environment.

Students participate in workshops and seminars designed to support their in classroom success as well as life skills beyond.


UVM Summer Academy Course Dates 2021

UVM Summer Academy is a 4 week online program

Dates: July 6 – 30, 2021

UVM Summer Academy students are evaluated by the same academic standards and procedures as UVM undergraduate students. Completed college credit courses will result in an official college grade and will be added to the student’s University of Vermont transcript.

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I was able to learn so much in short amount of time. It expanded my idea of what this field really was and showed me yet another career option. While of course it was tiring and a lot of work, I would not trade it for anything!”
-Alanna Nash – Drones for Environmental Mapping

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in Summer Academy at UVM. By the end of the program, I had met a lovely group of people whom I still keep in contact with, I gained a much clearer understanding of what I want to do, and I feel like I could go to college tomorrow, which I feel puts me ahead of a lot of other students. It was an experience I will absolutely never forget. Now, as a senior, I am applying to UVM as one of my top choices!”
-Kate Ciesielski – Health and Medicine

I would strongly encourage anyone and everyone to attend the UVM Summer Academy if they have a class that meets what they are interested in. It’s a really good experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
-Morgan Burnham – Health and Medicine

UVM Summer Academy was a great experience. I got to meet lots of new people and friends. To get the full experience I would strongly encourage staying on campus. Going to UVM Summer Academy for two weeks made me so excited to go to four years of college.”
-Mckenzie McNall – Health and Medicine

I am so glad I did this program. Being residential really made the experience a thousand times better. I made many new friends from all around the country and talked to almost everybody! The community we created was so welcoming and after three days it felt like we had known each other for three months. I have never bonded with a group of people so quickly. This, by far, has been one of the best experiences of my life.”
-Meika Shuman – Health and Medicine