Thursday, March 1, 2018

Flexible Pathways v.3: Dual Enrollment & Early College


Dual Enrollment

As a current Vermont high school junior or senior, students across Vermont are eligible for two Vermont Dual Enrollment Vouchers, allowing you to take one free college course in your junior year of high school and one in your senior year of high school.
It’s called Dual Enrollment because your free college courses will also earn you credit towards graduation from high school.
Students must meet the following requirements to participate in dual enrollment:  
  • Students must get approval for their participation from their high school principal or designee
  • Students wanting to participate in dual enrollment must include it in their Personalized Learning Plan
Dual enrollment is offered through all VT public colleges/universities and some private colleges too. Go to http://www.vtdualenrollment.org/ for a list of participating colleges and to request a dual enrollment voucher.
There are rumors of other opportunities for using dual enrollment vouchers toward learning.  For example, you may be able to use your dual enrollment voucher for an LNA program offered by Tender Loving Care (TLC) Nursing at Central Vermont Career Center or toward the Stone Arts School at the Vermont Granite museum in Barre, VT.  If either of these are confirmed, the information will be shared.

Early College 

Vermont's Early College Program (ECP) allows students who are accepted into full-time college programs in one of the Vermont State Colleges or an accredited private college in Vermont (must be approved by the Vermont Secretary of Education) to attend their first year of college and complete their final year of high school concurrently.
Students must meet the following requirements to participate in early college:
  • Students must get approval for their participation from their high school principal or designee in order to assure that the student is academically ready for college courses and to ensure that the high school graduation requirements will be met through college courses.
  • Students wanting to participate in the Early College program must have the program documented in their Personalized Learning Plan.
High School Seniors are also eligible for Early College- go to http://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/early-college for more information

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