College Connections offers Rutland County high school students an option for exploring college prior to high school graduation. In this dual enrollment program, participating students take college courses at CCV or Castleton State College and can earn both high school and college credit.
The College Connections Coordinator, Peg Bolgioni, offers additional counseling on the college process and experience. We also recommend students take the “Intro to College Studies” at Community College of Vermont to take advantage of academic advising, mentoring and financial aid for the academic courses. Prior participants in this College Connections program have graduated high school with up to 9 college credits with little or no expense to their families.
College Connections is offered during after-school hours and is not intended to replace existing high school courses.
Who Does It Benefit?
It is particularly designed to benefit students who fall outside the traditional college bound path, including:
- Students who lack confidence in their ability to succeed in college.
- Students who face economic and social barriers to pursuing a college education.
- Students who are high achievers, ready to move on.
- Students with ability but who need additional support from an experienced advisor.
How to Get Involved:
Students should meet with their Guidance Counselor to discuss how a dual enrollment program can fit with their high school curriculum. If it is a good option, contact the College Connections Coordinator: