• Enrichment and Leadership Opportunities

    Governor’s Institutes: Summer programs of intensive study at Vermont colleges for high school students. Also have weekend programs during the school year.

    Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference (HOBY):   

    The Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) Conference in Vermont is a chance to develop your leadership skills as you meet with other 10th grade students from around Vermont to discuss social, business and political issues. The Vermont Conference will be held at Saint Michael's College on May 23rd - May 26th (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to Memorial Day). If you are interested in an exciting opportunity to interact with other involved 10th grade students, please stop by the Guidance Office to pick up an application!

    Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA): A leadership development program run by Rotary.  RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including: Leadership fundamentals and ethics, communication skills, problem solving and conflict management, community and global citizenship.

    Green Mountain Boy’s State and Green Mountain Girls’ State Program:  American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State are the premier programs for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.

    Outward Bound: Outdoor programs that develop self awareness through challenge and adventure.

    Study Abroad: Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (C.S.I.E.T.): a non profit organization that recognizes reputable international exchange programs for youth. Also please visit our annual Study Abroad Fair to gain further information on various opportunities. See additional links: FAQ and Guide to Financial Aid.

    Gap Year: Opportunities for high school graduates planning to take time off for travel or community service prior to attending college.

    Educational Opportunities:

    Private boarding schools: https://www.boardingschoolreview.com/

    Semester Schools - These schools offer credit bearing semester long academic programs for students who seek an alternative to a traditional high school setting.  Students from all across the United States and the world participate in these programs.  

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