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VT Colleges to Offer Programs for High School Students in 2014

Gov. Peter Shumlin and education officials announced 5 colleges will offer programs to high school students in 2014.
WILLISTON, Vt. - Gov. Peter Shumlin and education officials announced 5 colleges will offer programs to high school students in 2014.

A press release says students who participate in these early college programs will attend college during their senior year of high school on a full-time basis.

“Ensuring more Vermont students have exposure to higher education is critical to supporting students and their families in reaching their dreams,” said Shumlin.

Education officials said studies in other states showed access to opportunities improved high school graduation rates, college enrollment rates, college grade point averages, and progress toward college completion.

Vermont Technical College is already offering programs for high school students. Burlington College, Castleton State College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will now offer programs.

The program expansion was proposed by the Governor as part of the Flexible Pathways Act. The law was passed during the last legislative session.
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