Monday, May 15, 2017

Standout College Essays -- New York Times

Attention all HU students but especially members of the class of 2018! Here are some great examples of winning colleges essays that address the issues of work, money and class


Thursday, March 30, 2017

VTC Randolph Campus Try a Major Day!

Attention all HU Sophomore and Junior students! Vermont Technical College (VTC) is our only technical college but it is also much more than that! Offering Associate, Bachelor degrees and Technical Certificates in many high skill/high wage careers VTC is an excellent choice for many students.

On Friday May 5 VTC will open its doors to you to "try a major" for a day. This will allow you to meet students, teachers and see the facilities at their Randolph campus. Plus they will feed you! This is a great opportunity to explore one of Vermont's hidden gems.

The following majors (click the link to learn more about each) will be open to try for a day:

Please see Mr. Miller or Michelle Legere in the HU Guidance office for more information on signing up to for this excellent opportunity.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

How Do College's View Proficiency Based Transcripts?

Recently, the New England Secondary School Consortium published a briefing on the impact proficiency based transcripts have on college admissions decisions.  A highlight of what they have learned can been seen in some of our recent work.

All colleges evaluate data from many different sorts of data. High schools communicate most information about student learning through a transcript. Our transcript is in the process of changing to address proficiency based grading however we are not there yet.

The main role of high schools is to present what students are accomplishing in school in the clearest possible way. Through our new school profile we have worked hard to be a clear as possible about or new grading and reporting systems you can find it here:



We are also happy to report as of this posting not one in our Senior class has been denied admission based on our new grading and reporting system!

If you would like to view the complete NESSC brief please follow this link (click on the picture):



We have also blogged about the increasing support for proficiency based transcripts in this blog post from early February.


If you have further questions please contact Chris Miller in the HU School Counseling Department


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Medquest 2017 applications are online!!

Attention 10th graders! Have you considered a career in the health field? If you then you should be considering Medquest! Visit the Medquest website for more information or see Mr. Miller in the HU Guidance Office.

Click the image for a link to the Medquest website!




Monday, February 6, 2017

Vermont Tech Summer Camps Registration is now OPEN!

Vermont Tech Summer Camp 2017 Dates


Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camps: June 19-23 or July 10-14
(Overnight camps - for girls entering 9th - 10th grades with follow-on mentorships - Randolph Center Campus)

Coder Camp for Girls: July 17-21
(Day camps - for girls entering 8th - 10th grades - and mentorships - Williston Campus)

AeroCamp: July 24-28
(Day camp - for boys and girls - ages 12-18 - Williston Campus)

http://www.vtc.edu/academics/summer-courses

If you are interested and would like to register, please follow that link to the application or if you would like more information please stop by the HU Guidance Office and talk to Mr. Miller.

Please note the deadline for all applications are different.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Growing Support for Proficiency Based Transcripts and Diplomas!

As Hazen Union continues to make a shift towards proficiency based learning, transcripts and diplomas we are pleased to announce 5 highly selective New England Colleges and Universities have agreed to support applicants applying with proficiencies. Please read the following article on this important news! (click the pictures to access the articles)



In addition to these five school another 68 have also written statements of support for this important change in teaching and learning. If you click on the individual school name you will be linked to their statement of support for proficiency based transcripts. 


If you have any questions regarding these important changes please contact Hazen Union School. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Governor's Institute of Vermont applications are now open!

Are you interested in specific topics that just aren't offered at Hazen? Do you have a unique skill you'd like to develop more formally with peers from other high schools? If so the Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV) may be an excellent resource for you.

GIV's Summer Institutes are now online and ready for you to apply! Offerings (with links to each description) include:
If you are interested and would like to apply please follow this link to the application or if you would like more information please stop by the HU Guidance Office and talk to Mr. Miller. 

Please note the deadline for all applications is Friday March 17.