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