BHS juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take two free college-level courses while enrolled at BHS through the Agency of Education’s Dual Enrollment program.
Vermont’s Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students to take two college courses prior to their high school graduation. Participating students earn high school and college credits, reducing the time it takes to get a college degree, potentially reducing the cost associated with college, while challenging themselves through college level curriculum.
Students are encouraged to email Kate Stein, Flexible Pathways Coordinator at email@example.com or stop by room 209a to set up an appointment.
- Every junior and senior at Burlington High School is eligible for two free college courses prior to graduation. (Students must have at least 12 high school credits to be eligible.) Please note the class of 2025 will be eligible register for classes the day after graduation.
How It Works
- Explore course options at the college’s website.
- Complete the BHS Dual Enrollment Flyer below and return to Ms. Stein.
- Apply for a Dual Enrollment voucher dualenrollment.vermont.gov/vtde
- The voucher covers the cost of tuition for up to a 4-credit course at any of the participating colleges. The voucher does not cover the costs of materials and textbooks. Some funding is available through VSAC to help cover these additional costs for students who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch.
- Vouchers are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis, and unused vouchers expire every semester.
- Complete College Registration paperwork (Each student will be walked through this process because it is different at each participating college).
- Some schools may require a placement test or copy of the BHS transcript.
- Vouchers only cover tuition. All materials and fees are the responsibility of the student.
- Courses taken through the Dual Enrollment Program will be recorded on the student’s high school transcript.
- Dual enrollment courses must be represented in the student’s Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).
- It is the responsibility of the student to share their 504 or IEP with the college if they would like to explore having accommodations.
- Once the student is enrolled in the dual enrollment class the student is responsible for all communication with the college.
Participating Vermont Colleges and Universities
- Bennington College
- Castleton University
- Champlain College
- Community College of Vermont
- Landmark College
- Northern Vermont University (Johnson Campus & Lyndon Campus)
- Norwich University
- Saint Michael’s College
- Sterling College
- University of Vermont
- Vermont Technical College
Introduction to College and Career
Great option for Sophomores and Juniors
CCV offers a free, non-credit Introduction to College & Careers (ICC) course for high school students each semester. ICC prepares you for college by helping you set goals and problem-solve; manage time and stress; improve communication skills; take better notes and reduce test anxiety; plan finances for college; and explore career options. Follow this link to enroll in this class as a new CCV student, apply online and select a specific ICC course section. The skills assessment is not required, as it will be completed during the class.
Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org for support with the registration process.
Priority Applications due by May 1st of junior year. (CCV final deadline 8/9/23)
The Early College Program allows you to spend your senior year at a college earning college credits that help you graduate high school and get a jump on your college degree, tuition free. (Students are responsible for fees, textbooks, materials, etc. Students in this program enroll full-time, taking 4 – 5 college level classes during the fall and spring semesters of their senior year for a total of 8 – 10 classes. Additionally there may be, 30-40 hours of school work outside of the classroom. As an early college student you are responsible for managing your own time and schedule.
Early College applications may include the following items
- Educator Recommendation form
- Graduation Requirements form
- Principal Assurance form
- Official copies of all high school transcripts
- Accuplacer Assessment or SAT or ACT score reports
Early College at CCV flyer.
Vermont Agency of Education Early College website.