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)

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. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hazen Link January 20 Edition!

Please check out our Hazen Link. Huge thank you to our Work Based Learning Coordinator Jen Olson and our Aspirations Coordinator Michelle Legere on putting this excellent resource together!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PSAT Scores and What They Mean

Attention students who took the PSAT in November. I will be providing a general presentation during TSA on Thursday January 19. 

PSAT is an important college readiness tool that allows you to take an assessment that is similar to the SAT. In addition PSAT and Khan Academy have partnered to offer you specific SAT study modules that are linked directly to YOUR PSAT scores. A very cool study tool!

However, this is one measure of your college readiness. You are much more than this assessment says that you are! Please do not compare your scores with anyone else and set up a meeting with Mr. Miller to discuss next steps.

Here is the presentation: