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Extended Learning Opportunities

Open to juniors and seniors who meet eligibility criteria. The following fields of study are offered: Automotive Technology, Construction Academy and Residential Energy, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Diversified Agriculture and Natural Resources, Emergency Services, Health Sciences, Heavy Equipment, Teacher Education, and 21st Century Media and Design.


Upward Bound has been on the campus of Lyndon State College for the past 25 years. Our program is committed to ensuring that first generation, low - moderate income high school students receive the support, encouragement, and preparation to obtain the most appropriate post secondary degree.

Programs at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center that are not offered at River Bend Career and Technical Center are open to juniors and seniors who meet eligibility criteria. The following fields of study are available: Business Administration, Collision Repair & Refinishing, Computer Science, Design Illustration & Media Arts, Industrial Mechanics & Welding, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Governors’ Institutes provide an opportunity to study with the State’s finest professionals on the campuses of Vermont colleges. Students in 9-11th grade with a strong interest in Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences or Science and Technology are invited to apply.