NOTICE: Deadlines are very similar from year to year-
Please look over the opportunities below and plan accordingly. VSAC’s College Pathways
is a free event on a college campus (and over VIT) to help students and parents plan for college. The event is targeted to juniors and sophomores and their parents, but all are welcome. This year, College Pathways will be held on:
Saturday, March 18 at Saint Michael’s College, April 1 at Castleton University and April 29 at Johnson State College
Applying to college, step by step
Your college search
Tackling the admissions essay
Strategies for the SAT and ACT
College Costs and Financial Aid
Registration is preferred, to allow people to select the workshops they want (approx. 800 people attend the Saint Michael’s site, so it’s pretty big; more than 300 attend at Castleton; 150 or so in the Northeast Kingdom) and for us to plan space and lunch in advance. However, we are also very happy to welcome walk-ins who find out about it or simply make the decision to attend at the last minute. Agenda details and registration at www.vsac.org/CP17
Shadow Day at Northwester Medical Center:
Late September DeadlineEvent Date: Mid November
Located at the hospital in St. Albans, students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are invited to apply for participation in the annual shadow day. The cost is $25 which includes lunch. Students will experience firsthand what it is like to have a career as a healthcare professional.
Governor's Institutes of Vermont
Vermont's flagship summer program for talented teens, the Governor's Institutes offers 8 summer Institutes that gather teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth on the topics of their choice, such as Arts, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology, Entrepreneurship, Current Issues and more. All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets. Applications online at http://www.giv.org
Governor’s Institutes of Winter Weekend is a 48-hour immersion Institute packed with extreme learning and fun for all motivated 9-12th grade students. Students attending Winter Weekend will try out the intellectual exhilaration of a GIV summer Institute in which they explore, laugh, perform, build, improvise, and more. In just one weekend, students take away more skills and inspiration than they could have ever imagined possible! More info here: GIV.org:Winter Weekend
VSAC Outreach: Opportunities Year-round
VSAC outreach counselor, Michelle LeGault (firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must apply and qualify. In order to qualify students must show
an interest in attending college, show academic ability, demonstrate
financial need and not have parents who have completed a college degree.
Franklin County Internship Program
: (Rolling Admissions)
This program is unique to Franklin County 12th grade students.
It is geared at students who are not planning on attending
college and want to pursue a quality job in the area.
The program is run by Kathy LaVoie, contact your school counselor.
Vermont Works for Women:
This group has a number of different programs available to
girls from around Vermont. The group specializes in providing
career exploration for young women and girls. http://www.vtworksforwomen.org/girls/Autumn College Fair
Juniors and Seniors are can register to attend the annual college fair.
EFHS sends a few buses to the fair where hundreds of colleges and
universities have representatives there to answer questions.
Focus on Health Careers Conference: Deadline: Early October
Event: Late October
Located at UVM's College of Medicine in Burlington, registered students will
have the opportunity to learn more about healthcare professions from
professionals. Students can explore various exhibits. The conference is open
to all aged high school students.
Paying for College Night: October 21, 2016
Location: EFHS Auditorium
The VSAC outreach counselor provides an explanation to parents and students
about how to get post-secondary schooling paid for. A must for seniors
planning on attending school after high school.
VT Tech Jam: Late October
This annual event invites employers and students from around the area
to an exhibition highlight the technology jobs available in Vermont.
The 2011 exhibition had over 2,000 people attend.http://www.techjamvt.com/
EFHS College Fair
Event Date: November 10, 2016 5pm-7pm during open house
Come to the EFHS gym to be a part of our very own college fair. Over 15 colleges from around New England will be in attendance this year. Schools from University of Vermont to Community College of Vermont and Paul Smith's will be represented
HOBY, Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program
: Deadline: Mid-November
days in late May
10th grade Students can inquire in guidance about this leadership camp held at
VTC annually. Each high school is allowed to send up to two ambassadors to the
the leadership camp. Interested sophomores should inquire in guidance.http://www.hobyvt.org/index.php
Forms Night: Early January
Location: EFHS library
The VSAC outreach counselor provides an evening for families to come in and
complete their state and federal financial aid applications with expert assistance.
2016 MedQuest Program: Applications Due March 11, 2016
Program Dates: Therapeutic Services 6/20-6/23, Diagnostic Services 6/27-6/29, Counseling
& Mental Health Services 7/6-7/9
It is a co-ed, four day residential program at UVM providing students the
opportunity to explore a variety of healthcare related careers.http://www.cvahec.org/medquest.htm
Partners in Adventure Winter Vacation Camp: 02/01/2017
Offers a full week of adaptive seasonal activities for young people with disabilities ages 7 and up.
2016 CollegeQuest to Health Careers Summer Camp:
Applications Due Early March
Program Dates: Late June to Early August
Students accepted into the program experience a free six week summer camp
hosted at the College of St. Joseph campus. It is a "well structured & socially
enriching program, supported by experienced and faculty and staff."http://www.cvahec.org/Quest.htm
VSAC College Pathways:
Registration now open
Event Date: Mid-March
Location: Saint Michael's College
Workshops include: writing standout essays, strategies
for the SAT/ACT, creating college lists that fit and more!www.vsac.org/collegepathways
Application Deadline: March
Johnson State College
Event Dates: Summer
Students can apply to attend a month long camp of classes and preparation for college at JSC as apart of the national TRIO program. Students must show interest and ability in going to college and have financial need and parents who have NOT completed a four-year college degree. See Ms. Perry, Ms. Ullrich, or your guidance counselor to apply.Follow this link for more information
Vermont Works for Women
VT Works for Women Summer Boot Camp
: Start Date Late June 2016 - See Contacts below for More Information ASAP
Event: Late June
Vermont Works for Women is excited to announce an all new, four-day intensive Boot Camp for women interested in careers in policing or corrections. Spanning two weekends in late June, participants will come together to get the inside scoop on the multi-stage application process for these challenging careers, participate in a mock physical fitness test which exactly mirrors the policing entrance exam, begin preparation and practice for the written aptitude test, tour a corrections facility and meet and learn from over a dozen career professionals in various stages of their careers. Course fee is $300 and limited scholarships are available.
Visit our website: http://www.vtworksforwomen.org/sule
or contact Nance Nahmiasat email@example.com
or 655-8900 x507 for more information!
The American Legion Law and Order Cadet Training Program
: Deadline Early May
Program Dates: Late June
Location: Police Academy, Pittsford VT
Students have the opportunity to learn all about working as a law enforcement
officer during a one week camp during the summer. Must be at least 16 years old.http://vtlegion.org/
Vermont Summer Academy: Green Mountain College
: July and August Dates
Students grades 8-11th are invited to week-long
summer camp sessions on writing, forensic science, veterinary science,
environmental studies, adventure education, creative arts, design, and culinary arts.http://vermontsummeracademy.org
STARTALK: A Chinese Language Program
: Application Deadline: Mid-May
Event: Late July-Early August
This is a FREE granted funded week-long overnight language camp
offered at UVM for Vermont High School students interested in starting
to learn Mandarin Chinese. For more information contact Mr. McRaith
Online Application: www.uvm.edu/~startalk/
National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)
: Application Deadline: Early May
Event Date: Late July to Early August
This is a FREE camp offered at UVM for students interested
in pursuing or learning more about transportation careers.
This program is for students going into 10th, 11th, 12th grade.
Online application: http://www.uvm.edu/~transctr/
Northwoods Conservation Corps: Crew Leader Deadline is 02/24/2017
Crew Member Deadline is 04/14/2017
Summer work season is 4-6 weeks from mid-June to early August
Online application: www.northwoodscenter.orgAmerican Legion Law Cadet Training Program
For anyone interested in all facets of the criminal justice system
Camp Knock Knock: Weekend Family Bereavement Camp happens June 2-4
Contact Ally Parker, Clinical Director at 860-4499
Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camp: June19-23 or July 10-14
Coder Camp for Girls: July 17-21
Aero Camp: July 24-28