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:

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Upward Bound is coming back to Hazen Union!

Hazen Union is proud to announce a new partnership with Lyndon State College's Upward Bound!

The Lyndon State College Upward Bound Program will host an informational meeting on Friday January 13th. This meeting is for all high school students in 9th and 10th grade who are interested in finding out more about the opportunities this program offers. 

Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S Department of Eduction. It is committed to providing modest income, first generation college bound students the academic background, college preparatory experiences and support needed to succeed in college immediately after high school.

Upward Bound works with eligible students who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • They will be the firs tin their family to obtain a 4 year college degree
  • They are from a modest income family (approximately $35,000 for a family of 4)
LSC's Upward Bound works with 75 students from 9 area high schools in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Northern New Hampshire including: Canaan Memorial, Craftsbury Academy, Danville, Hazen Union, Lake Region, Lyndon Institute, St. Johnsbury Academy, Woodsville and Rivendell Academy. 

While in the program students have the opportunity to participate in:
  • Community Service 
  • Attend leadership events
  • College tours
  • Financial Aid and college planning workshops
  • Academic guidance, support and other opportunities to students throughout the school year
Additionally, students spend six weeks of their summers on the campus of Lyndon State College where they:
  • Take college preparatory courses including SAT prep
  • Hold volunteer and work study positions in the local community to explore careers
  • Participate in fun activities while experiencing life on campus. 
Upward Bound is FREE for any eligible participating student!

For more information please contact Rick Williams in the Upward Bound office at 802 626-5000 or make an appointment to meet with Chris Miller in the HU Guidance Office. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Dual Enrollment Workshop!

Want to learn about your college options – while you’re in high school? Come to VSAC and CCV’s Dual Enrollment Workshop! • Vermont’s Dual Enrollment Program

• Vermont’s Dual Enrollment program offers Vermont high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn up to six college credits. That means your credits help you finish high school and start college, all at the same time!

• Introduction to College Studies • CCV offers a free, non-credit Introduction to College Studies (ICS) course for high school students each semester. ICS prepares you for college by helping you set goals, problem-solve, manage time and stress, improve communication skills, take better notes, reduce test anxiety, and plan financially.

• Fast Forward Program for Technical Center Students • The Fast Forward program helps students in technical center programs earn college credit while they are still in high school and prepares them to enroll in college degree programs. Students earn credit toward their technical center program and college credit at the same time.

• Early College • The Early College Program allows you to spend your senior year earning college credits that help you graduate and get a jump on your college degree, tuition free. Students in this program enroll fulltime by taking 4 – 5 college level classes during the fall and spring of their senior year for a total of 8 – 10 classes (24+ credits).

To register for this free event please email Michelle Legere, VSAC Aspirations Coordinator, at or Francinne Valcour, CCV Academic Coordinator, at