Friday, February 1, 2019

VSAC College & Career Pathways 2019

Join VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation) for a FREE Evening of workshops & a resource fair:

WORKSHOPS are from 5:45 - 6:45 and 7:00 - 8:00 and include:
> The College Search: Finding the Right Fit
> Navigating the Admissions Process
> Financial Aid and Managing Costs
> Scholarships -- Free Money!
> Returning to learning After Time Off

RESOURCE FAIRS are from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Drop in!)
Talk to Vermont experts about:
* Vermont colleges
* Paying for College or Training
* Apprenticeships and careers in skilled trades
* Programs to enhance your high school experience
* Programs to help adults find a better job

Choose for the following four dates and locations:

FEBRUARY 27 (Wed)  @ Castleton University

MARCH 7 (Thurs) @ Southern VT College

MARCH 21 (Thurs) @ St. Michael's College

APRIL 10 (Wed) @ NVU-Johnson

Go on-line to register at

Monday, January 14, 2019

Governor's Institutes of Vermont - SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMS

GIV summer programs offer extreme learning and extreme fun!  Students currently in grades 9 through 11 will pursue their individual academic and creative interests at an accelerated pace and depth beyond what most schools offer. GIV grows students' awareness of their own creative or intellectual talents while growing their resumes.  Students will be surrounded by those with similar interests and will make lasting friendships.   Students should contact their school counselor with questions.  There are ELEVEN institutes offered.  Students currently in grades 9 through 11 can apply on-line starting February 1, 2019, by going to

Summer 2019 GIV Programs

  • Arts (June 23 - July 7 @ Castleton University)
  • Architecture, Design & Building (July 7 - July 13 @ Norwich University)
  • Astronomy (July 21 - July 27 @ Northern VT University -  Lyndon campus)
  • Current Issues & Youth Activism (June 30 - July 9 @ Landmark College)
  • Engineering (June 23 - June 29 @ Norwich University)
  • Entrepreneurship (July 6 - July 12 @ Vermont Technical College)
  • Health & Medicine (July 14 through July 20 @ Norwich University)
  • Environmental Science & Technology (July 21 through July 27 @ University of Vermont)
  • Mathematical Sciences (June 23 through June 28 @ University of Vermont)
  • Young Writers (June 16 through June 22 @ Bennington College)
  • Technology, Design and Coding (June 23 - July 1 @ Champlain College)

Visit GIV.ORG for more information and to apply.  GIV is committed to being affordable for every student.  They use sliding scale tuition so that you pay only what is comfortable.  The remainder is covered by an Agency of Education grant and many generous supporters.  Questions - students should see their school counselor in the Student Services Suite.  To view a copy of the GIV Summer Opportunities catalog, please click HERE, or students can pick a copy up in the Student Services Suite from Mrs. Brown.

Friday, January 4, 2019

MEDQUEST 2019 June 23-28 or August 4-9, 2019

MEDQUEST is a structured, 6-day, residential program for students currently in 10th, 11th and 12th grades.  MedQuest provides students with opportunities to explore various health careers while gaining comfort in a college environment.  Through interactive presentations and job-shadowing experiences at local hospitals and community provider offices, students strengthen their leadership skills and gain a clearer understanding of career options in health care.  Participants have the opportunity to learn from graduate level health professions students who serve as mentors for the week.  Two programs are offered in the Southern Vermont region in summer.

The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019.  Cost is $500.00 (scholarships are available - please complete the scholarship form and submit this with the application).  To apply, please go to

Admission is competitive - Enrollment is limited to 20 students per program!

For a complete copy of the MEDQUEST 2019 flyer, please click HERE.  If students have questions, please have them see their school counselor.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Governor's Institutes of Vermont Winter Weekend!

Governor's Institutes of Vermont is the perfect opportunity for highly motivated students and their GIV Winter Weekends are coming up!
* Winter Weekend I is February 8 - 10, 2019
* Winter Weekend II is February 22 - 24, 2019

The Winter Weekend student application is available on the GIV website:

GIV Winter Weekends are special mini-Institutes packed with learning and fun for 9th - 12th grade students.  The application deadline is Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

This year's Winter Weekend Topics include the following:

Students can apply for reduced tuition as part of their application (all applications are done directly to GIV on-line).  Winter Weekend tuition ranges from $10 to $295 and GIV works directly with families to make sure it is affordable for all students.  For more information on cost, please visit

If you have questions regarding the GIV Winter Weekend, please be sure to visit their website  ( or make an appointment to see your school counselor.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Remaining College Admissions Visits for 2018

Below is a list of remaining college admission counselor visits that will take place here at Windsor High School.   If you are a junior or senior and would like to meet with one of our scheduled admissions counselors, please see Mrs. Brown in the Guidance Office.  All visits take place in the Student Services Suite.

St. Joseph's College of Maine on Tuesday, October 30 @ 10:00
Plymouth State University on Thursday, November 1 @ 10:30
UMaine-Orono on Friday, November 2 @ 12:00
Northern VT University-Lyndon on Monday, November 5 @ 11:00
University of NH on Monday, November 5 @ 1:00
Castleton University on Tuesday, November 6 @ 11:45
Western New England College on Wednesday, November 7 @ 12:00
University of Southern Maine on Wednesday, November 14 @ 11:30
Vermont Technical College on Thursday, November 15 @ 10:00