Thank you to student Julia Hondal for adding important information in the section below to our College and Career Planning Important Links webpage!
24 credits are required for graduation, which must include
- 4 English
- 3 Math
- 3 Social Studies (1 of which is American History)
- 3 Science
- 1.5 PE (up to .5 can be interscholastic sports)
- 0.5 Health
- 1 Fine Art (music or art)
- 2 World Language or the equivalent
- 6 electives
- 1.0 credit Year End Studies (YES) (0.5 for the classes of 2021 and 2022 due to YES not running in 2020 and 2021)
- 40 hours Community Service (20 hours for the classes of 2021 and 2022 due to hours being waived during COVID)
- Completion of a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)
Note: to walk in graduation, a student must be short no more than 1 credit and have a plan in place to finish that is approved by their counselor. Students who have been approved to walk in the graduation ceremony but not completed all graduation requirements will receive a diploma cover; the diploma will be issued upon completion.
Most colleges prefer
- 4 English Credits
- 4 Math Credits
- 4 Science Credits
- 4 Social Studies Credits
- 4 Foreign Language Credits
See what courses you want to take next year, and whether you have met the prerequisites for those courses here: Program of Studies
AP classes can earn you college credits by achieving a 3-5 on the exam depending on the college you attend.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Requirements for student-athletes for Division 1 & 2 Download PDF free page 24 of PDF for requirements
BHS works with UVM, CCV, Champlain College, St. Michael’s College, and Vermont Technical College. Students can take two free college classes using Dual Enrollment Vouchers to earn college and high school credits.
Early College through CCV is for Seniors only. Seniors in the Early College program take ALL their classes at CCV. Seniors can still play BHS sports and participate in clubs.
Thank you to Soren at VSAC for providing this link to the College and Career Pathways page. Check it out for great information.
Glossary of College Application Terms
VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation)-for financial aid, scholarships, career planning, help with the FAFSA
Service Academy Nomination Fact Sheet / Service Academy Nomination Fact Sheet
Affordable Colleges Foundation -Vermont
Edudemic – affordable online colleges
FairTest finds that over 830 four-year colleges do not use the SAT I or ACT to admit substantial numbers of bachelor degree applicants. Click on the link to learn more and to see the listing of schools
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Private Student Loan Information
Road to College
Thinking about joining a sports team in college? Here is a website to help you to balance school and sports. https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/student-athletes-and-academics/
Parents/Guardians if you would like access to your student(s) Naviance account contact your school counselor to activate your account. Once you have that you can access the Naviance page at the following link.
Transitioning Accommodations to Postsecondary
Please click on this link to view the slide show entitled, “Transitioning Accommodations to Postsecondary” by Jean Sanchez, BHS 504 Coordinator
Link to the video recording is here.