School Counseling Program Rivendell Interstate School District (RISD)

Mission Statement

The mission of the RISD school counseling program is to foster academic, personal and social growth, and to encourage and promote career development and career goals for all students.

Vision Statement

The vision of the RISD school counseling program is to help students:

  • value life-long learning and education;
  • be service-minded and action-oriented;
  • recognize and take advantage of the opportunities and experiences available to them;
  • be resourceful;
  • believe in themselves and have a positive view of self;
  • understand personal strengths and challenges;
  • develop effective coping strategies and problem-solving skills; and
  • embrace life.

Academic Opportunities - supplemental courses

  • Dartmouth College classes - Dartmouth College Classes - Open to juniors (winter/spring) and seniors (fall/winter/spring) - stop in Guidance for more information.  Click here to access details.  An online Program Registration Form must be filled out together with your school counselor (Ms. Hall).  A Permission to Participate Agreement Form will automatically be emailed to the parent/guardian listed on the Program Registration Form.  A copy of the schedule can be accessed here.  To search for available courses on the Dartmouth College Web site, click here.  
  • VLACS - Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (free for NH residents) - online course offerings.
  • E*Start - Through a partnership with VLACS (for NH residents), high school students can take an online class and receive dual credit for high school and college.  The cost is $150.00 plus any required textbooks.
  • Running Start - Through a partnership with River Valley Community College, students can earn college credit for a cost of $150.00 for their coursework in Physics taught at Rivendell Academy. Click here for a video providing an overview.
  • Dual Enrollment - Vermont residents -  Click here to learn more.  Two free vouchers (click here) are available to Vermont students in the junior and/or senior year to receive college credit for a course taken on a college campus or online through one of the following Vermont Colleges:  Bennington College, Burlington College, Castleton State College, Champlain College, College of St. Joseph, Community College of Vermont, Green Mountain College, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Marlboro College, New England Culinary Institute, Norwich University, SIT Graduate Institute, Southern Vermont College, Sterling College, University of Vermont, Vermont Technical College.  Create a voucher account using the link above and then request a voucher for the specific course you want to take.
  • CCV (Community College of Vermont - Upper Valley/Wilder)
    * For a listing of CCV courses click here.
    * To access CCV online application click here.
    * Call (802) 295-8822 for an initial meeting.  You may also need to take the Accuplacer test.  If you took the ACT and your Reading and Math scores were 22 or higher and your English score was 18 or higher you will be exempt from taking the Accuplacer.  Likewise, if you took the SAT and scored a 480 or higher in Reading and Writing, and a 530 or higher in Math you will not need to take the Accuplacer.
  • University of Vermont-For a listing of courses click here.  For a listing of summer programs click here.
  • Dual Enrollment - New Hampshire Residents - NH Governor's STEM Scholarship allows sophomore, junior, or senior New Hampshire students to take up to two dual enrollment STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) courses  for free per academic year.  Click here for more information.
  • EARLY COLLEGE - High school seniors can enroll full-time in an Early College Program offered at a number of institutions and receive high school credit and college credit allowing them to complete their senior year of high school and freshman year of college simultaneously.  For out-of-state programs, there is a cost.  Vermont residents can enroll at institutions in Vermont tuition-free.  Visit for more information.
  • Early College at CCV (Community College of Vermont, located in Wilder, VT). Classes are tuition-free for Vermont residents and New Hampshire residents will only have to pay in-state tuition rates.  For more information click here
  • Goddard College Early College program can be accessed by visiting:
  • Vermont Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) is a competitive program offered at Vermont Technical College (VTC) that gives high school seniors the opportunity to spend their senior year living on the VTC campus as a college student and earning credit to satisfy the senior year of high school requirements for the freshman year of college.  Tuition is free.  The priority deadline to apply is May 1st. Click here to access.  There are four programs that have a recommended earlier deadline of December 1st:  Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technology, and Dental Hygiene.
  • American Exchange Project (AEP) -A free domestic exchange program that sends high school seniors to spend a week in an American community very different from their own.  To learn more, visit:
  • SPLASH at MIT - open to 9-12 grade.  Spend the weekend before Thanksgiving on the MIT campus exploring a variety of classes/workshops with many hands-on activities being offered.  The cost is $40 for the weekend (food and lodging are not included). To learn more, visit:
  • Health Careers Exploration:  MedQuest for freshmen or sophomores living in Orange County Vermont.  This is a 6-day program that runs in July.  The cost is $750 for the entire program.  There are scholarships available.  For more information and to download an application visit
  • CRREL Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) - The US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) offers juniors the opportunity for a paid summer apprenticeship with a practicing scientist or engineer.  Application deadline is in February.  Stop in Guidance for more information.
  • Security, Technology & Society High School Summer Program at Dartmouth College -
    This program, for high school students, will focus on issues of security such as: cryptography, digital forensics, privacy, and security awareness. Lessons will mix in lectures with hands-on and interactive activities, augmented with field trips and guest speakers. There is no charge for this program. Applications, including a teacher recommendation, are due March 30th.  For more information visit
  • Law & Order Cadet Training Program - sponsored by The American Legion Department.  Cadet Training is held for a week at the end of June for a junior or senior, boy or girl, who is sixteen (16) years of age or older.  Stop in the Guidance Office for more information. Deadline to apply is in May.
  • NH Cadet Academy is held for a week at the end of June at NHTI (New Hampshire Technical Institute) and the Police Academy in Concord, NH.  The program is open to students ages 14 - 20. To register, visit Scholarships available to cover the full cost.
  • Advanced Studies Program (ASP) at St. Paul's School for the summer after junior year.  Open to VT or NH residents.  This is a rigorous academic summer program that includes college advising and co-curricular activities.  For more information visit
  • The Mountain School - a semester program for juniors.  The Mountain School is run by Milton Academy and is located in Vershire, VT.  Students follow a rigorous academic program amidst their participation on a working farm.  For more information and an application visit  Deadline to apply is in February.
  • Governor's Institutes of Vermont - open to VT and NH students grades 9-12.  Programs run in the summer with two weekend programs in the Winter (typically in February). Winter Weekend is a 48-hour immersion Institute packed with extreme learning and fun for all motivated 9-12th grade students. Students attending Winter Weekend will try out the intellectual exhilaration of a GIV summer Institute in which they explore, laugh, perform, build, improvise, and more. In just one weekend, students take away more skills and inspiration than they could have ever imagined possible!  More info here - Winter Weekend.
  • New England Youth Leadership Conferences - sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the Military Order of World Wars (MOWW).  Held on the campus of Norwich University students are grouped in teams and involved in both classes and physical challenges, including:  leadership, climbing wall, leadership reaction course, our Constitution, free enterprise, effective communication, personal finance, situational leadership, cyber security, the Bill of Rights, honor & loyalty.  Weekends are offered four times a year.  For more information visit
  • Lyndon State College is held at Lyndon State College for a week at the end of June for junior boys living in Vermont.  Students participate in a working model of town and state government including electing a state government and a Boys' State Governor with a cabinet who is sworn in. Students go to Montpelier to debate issues identified by delegates. Deadline is May 1st.
  • NH Boys State is held on the campus of Rivier University for a week at the end of June for junior boys living in New Hampshire.  Students learn practical application of duties, responsibilities and privileges of American Citizenship through a six-day training in self-government.  Deadline is June 1st
  • Vermont Girls State is open to junior girls interested in citizenship and Vermont's local and state government.  Girls spend five days on the Vermont Technical College campus for a week in mid-June.  Applications can be be found at  Deadline to apply is in March.
  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership - for sophomores.  Visit for more information.
  • GAP Year and Summer Programs - Stop in Guidance to learn more about these opportunities.  
  • Study Abroad - scholarships sponsored through the Department of the State for U.S. high school students.  These merit-based scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites and gap year students are encouraged to apply as long as they meet the age requirements. Application deadlines vary from late October through early January. Visit  for more information and application deadlines. 


Tutoring Services

(Links to all organizations are provided as a courtesy and are not maintained or monitored by RISD).

If you need help getting in touch with any area assistance programs, please contact your school counselor and/or school nurse.

Dean of Students

  • Stephanie Chesnut (603) 353-4321 at Rivendell Academy

Homeless Liaison

  • Emily Cousens (603) 353-4321 at Rivendell Academy

504 Coordinator

  • Lisa Burbach 603-353-2170 Rivendell Interstate School District Office

School Counselors

  • Emily Cousens (grades 6-8) 603-353-4321 Rivendell Academy
  • Nancy Hall (grades 9 -12) 603-353-4321 Rivendell Academy
  • Ann O'Hearn 802-333-9755 Samuel Morey Elementary School
  • Karen Ward 802-333-4668 Westshire Elementary School

School Nurses

  • Creigh Moffatt  603-353-4321 x5 Rivendell Academy
  • Melissa Storms 802-333-4668 Westshire Elementary School
  • Melissa Storms 802-333-9755 Samuel Morey Elementary School

If you need legal help, Legal Services Legal Advice and Referral Center

  • New Hampshire 1-800-639-5920
  • Vermont Legal Aid at 1-800-747-5022.

If you do not have a doctor or health insurance:

  • Good Neighbor Health Clinic: 802-295-1868 (for 18+, free for uninsured or underinsured)
  • Red Logan Dental Clinic: 802-295-7573 (for 18+, free for uninsured or underinsured)
  • Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD): 603-653-9663
  • Alice Peck Day Hospital: 603-448-3121
  • Vermont Health Connect: 855-899-9600
  • New Hampshire: or 877-464-2447
  • Lions Club for Vision Needs: Henry McKee

Area Food Shelves:

  • Bradford Churches Food Shelf:  Town Hall, Bradford Academy
  • Fairlee Community Church (also serves Orford residents)
  • United Church of Chelsea:  North Common, Chelsea. Please contact the church at 802-685-4874 to confirm days and times
  • Town of Thetford Food Shelf:  Town Hall, Route 113
  • West Fairlee Community Food Shelf:  West Fairlee Community Building. Please contact Jen at 802-333-9937
  • Upper Valley Haven Food Shelf is open daily 8:00 - 4:30

Community Resources:

  • Kiwanis Club of the Upper Valley has donated some backpacks and school supplies for students.  Please contact your school counselor if your child could use one.

Fuel and Electric Assistance

  • Tri-County Community Action Program: 603-968-3560
  • Fairlee:  Georgette Wolf-Ludwig: 802-333-4363
  • Orford:  Deborah Hadlock, Town Clerk, or Susan Hinchliffe, Deputy Town Clerk:


  • Vershire: Gene Craft: 802-685-2227
  • West Fairlee: Rhonda Cook: 802-333-9696


Mental Health

  • Initial Eligibility Presentation for Student-Athletes, click here.
  • Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center for a complete overview of the process at  Register at the beginning of your sophomore year.
  • For a resource guide: Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete.
  • Check out this link for recruitment information

The NCAA requires SAT/ACT scores.  The NCAA reporting code is 9999.  To SEND scores visit:

Career Connect is a virtual career exploration program that will help you to think about the future and explore new possibilities.

College Information

College Fairs

  • NEACAC College Fairs - For a listing of in-person and virtual fairs, click here
  • NACAC Virtual College Fairs -  For a listing of virtual fairs, click here


College Planning Workshops

  • Destination College by NHHEAF.  Click here for more information and to register.


College Representatives Visiting Rivendell (2022-2023)

  • University of New England (Biddeford, ME) - Wednesday, November 2nd, 8:30 am.
  • University of Maine @ Farmington (Maine) - Friday, November 4rth at 12:00 pm noon.
  • Nichols College (Dudley, MA) - Wednesday, November 9th, 12:00pm noon.
  • Bishop's University (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) - Friday, April 7th, 9:30 am.

    Military Representatives

    • Please call Guidance at 603-353-4321 x3 if you would like to talk with a representative from any one of the military branches or if you would like to take the ASVAB.

    Post-secondary Technical Education Programs

    • For a listing of schools, click here to visit the River Bend Career & Technical Center Guidance Web site.  Select from the list of programs in the right-hand column.


    College Transfer Credits

    • New Hampshire - for information on transferring from the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) to the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and to the participating private universities visit
    • Vermont - for information on articulation agreements between Community College of Vermont (CCV) and four-year degree programs, click here.

    Financial Aid Information


    Net Price Calculator - find out what sort of financial aid package you might be able to expect from individual colleges/Universities.  Visit to search for the Net Price Calculator on specific college/University Web sites.

    Financial Aid forms

    • FAFSA - ALL students should complete this form.  It can be completed starting October 1st.  Students and parents/guardians must set up an FSA ID (electronic signature) and can do so ahead of time at
    • CSS Profile - Some colleges/Universities require the CSS Profile in additon to the FAFSA .  Visit PROFILE Participating Instutions for a complete listing or visit the college/University Web site directly.  The CSS Profile can be completed anytime after October 1st at
    • VSAC Scholarship Booklet (for VT & NH residents) - the front part of the booklet with the black tabs is for Vermont residents.  The back part of the booklet with the gray tabs is for in- and out-of-state residents as specified.  Click here to download.
    • Vermont Incentive Grant (for VT residents) - accessible through the FAFSA (above).  There will be a link you can click on once you have completed the FAFSA. For more information and to access or set up your "myvsac" account, click here.
    • Unified Scholarship Application (USA) (for VT residents)  - for more information and to apply, click here.
    • New Hampshire Charitable Fund (scholarships open to both VT & NH residents) - In particular, this is the site to apply for the Frank & Olive Gilman Foundation scholarship (NOT through the VSAC Scholarship Booklet).  To create a new account, visit

    Loan Forgiveness

    If you are considering a career in education, you could be eligible to receive loan forgiveness aid through government funding.  You would need to teach in one of the following high-need areas for as little as five years:  English as a Second Language (ESL), Special Education , Math or Science.  Contact Lifetime Learning at 888-413-1940 to learn more about accredited programs through universities across the nation.

    Scholarship search sites


    Local Scholarships

     Click here for listing.


    Scholarship Opportunities for Homeless/Undocumented/Foster Youth

    Scholarships for foster youth -

    Testing Information

    Students who receive free or reduced lunch are eligible for a registration fee waiver. The waiver can be used with paper or online registration for either the SAT or ACT. Stop in the School Counseling office for more information.

    For a listing of colleges/Universities that do not require the SAT or ACT, please visit

    For a listing of colleges that "superscore" the ACT, click here.

    SAT Prep:


    Free sites to practice for the SAT and/or ACT include:


    SAT Dates (2023-2024):

    Register online at

    Test dateRegistration deadlineLate registration
    October 7September 8

    September 26

    November 4October 6

    October 24

    December 2November 3

    November 21

    March 9February 23

    February 27

    May 4April 19

    April 23

    June 1May 17May 21


    Free SAT Study Plan for students who have taken the PSAT. Access your individualized practice tests by linking your scores with Khan Academy - the College Board and Khan Academy have developed a partnership. Enter the access code found on the bottom of your PSAT Score Report. Contact the School Counseling office if you can’t find your code.

    For additional practice, subscribe to the free app: Official SAT Question of the Day.


    ACT Dates (2022-2023):

    Register online at

    Test dateRegistration deadlineLate registration
    October 28September 22October 6
    December 9November 3November 17
    February 10January 5January 19
    April 13March 8March 22
    June 8May 3May 17
    July 13June 7June 21


    For additional practice, visit the free ACT Academy.

    ASVAB testing for interested students - stop in Guidance for more information.

    Fast Facts for 2022/2023

    • School code (CEEB): 300480
    • Faculty: 28 teaching, 5 academic learning coaches
    • Teacher student ratio 1:9
    • Academy (6-12) 242
    • Honors Challenge offered in all content areas
    • Eligible Juniors and Seniors have the option to take courses at Dartmouth and at Community College of Vermont (CCV)

    Summer Opportunities/Employment

    Please note that while some of the opportunities listed below only show up under a particular year, they typically run every year and should be considered.  Opportunities are added as they are received.  With COVID pausing many activities, the listings go back in time and will be slowly updated in the coming months.  In the meantime, they should provide a starting place.

    Summer 2018

    Hartford Area Career & Technical Center - Summer Tech Camp open to students entering 7, 8, and 9th grades. June 18-22, 2018. Camp Schedule Monday 8 - 12:30 PM, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:45 - 12:30 PM, and Friday 8:45 - 1:00 PM. Past program activities have included: basic welding, forces of flight; potography, basic engine operation, basic direct current circuits; community serice, electric drag cars, animations. Enrollment is limited and fee is $30.00. See office for applications.

     UPPER VALLEY TEEN WELLNESS RETREAT - Teens 13 - 17, join us Saturday, June 30th 8 - 5 PM and Sunday, July 1st 8 - 5pm. Retreat held at Milldale Farm Center for Wellness, 1461 Bloodbrook Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045. Teens delve into emotional health, support and well-being thrrough the practice of self awareness, anxiety education and coping strategies through empowerment activities for self regulation and self esteem utilizing yoga, meditation, physicl activity, are or equine therapy, etc. For more information email or call 802-440-1428.

    DARTMOUTH COLLEGE'S LEARNING STRATEGIES COURSE - Dartmouth is hosting the twenty-fourth annual course this summer. The course is designed to provide high school students with skills for success in higher education. The program will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays,a nd Fridays, July 6, 9, 11, 16, and 18th from 10 AM - 11:30 AM on the Dartmouth campus. For more information please contact

    VERMONT TECH SUMMER PROGRAMS - Entrepreneurship Institute - Randolph Center Campus - July 6 - 12th for students entering 10th - 12th grade. Innovative, fun filled hand on program where students lwarn tod evelop an entrepreneurial mindset and what it take s to create a business or be more successful in their career pathway. Sliding scale tuition (some pay as little as $10 for the entire week) Contact: Laurel Butler at

    Rosie's Girls STEM Leadership Camp & Mentorship Program - Randolph Center Campus - July 8 - 12th for girls entering 9th and 10th grade. Fun filled hand on exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math plus some arts). Skilled trades to help young women become strong, powerful and more confident. All-inclusive $225 and scholarships available. Contact: Zoe McDonald at

    Coder Camp for Girls - Williston Campus - Day Camp July 16 - 20th for girls ages 11 - 17. An experiential hands on day camp offering girls the chance to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH and other software programs plus visit innovative software development companies. $150 (includes field trip, 2 lunches, snacks) Many scholarships available. Contact Zoe MacDonald at

    Summer 2017

    National Summer Transportation Institute - Interested in transportation? Free camp at Vermont Technical College for students entering 10th, 11th and 12th grades (July 16 - 21). Learn about mass transit systems: ferries, planes, buses, trains and more. 

    NH or VT Police Cadet Training Academy - Interested in police work? Spend a week this summer at either the NH or VT Police Cadet Training Academy. The cost is covered by scholarship and the week usually runs at the end of July. Open to ages 14 - 20.

    Ogontz Camp and Event Center, Lyman, NH - Become part of a culinary team working in the kitchen and the bakery at an upscale summer camp.  Deadline to apply is March 31st.  For more information contact Emma Haney at (401) 742-6521 or  Positions available:

    Interns:  Ages 15+  Receive a stipend and room and board

    Core Crew:  Ages 16+  Paid a weekly salary and room and board

    Managers:  Ages 18+  Paid a weekly salary and room and board

    Volunteer:  Ages 14 +  Provided room and board.


    Vermont Youth Conservation Corps - Like the outdoors? Are you a Vermont resident between the ages of 15 - 18 looking for a job this summer? Check out the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps at Work on a crew spending time in the woods or working on a farm. Call 800-639-8922 for more information and to apply.


    Summer 2016

    Girls State for junior girls - interested in citizenship, and local and state government?  Spend five days on the Vermont Technical College campus from June 18tth - June 23rd.  Deadline to apply is March 26th at

    Governor's Institutes of Vermont Summer Opportunities isopen to NH and VT students entering sophomore, junior or senior year.  There are nine summer Institutes offered gathering teenagers from every high school in Vermont to study in-depth the topics of their choice including:  Arts, Astronomy, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Enviromental Science & Technology, Information Technology & Digital Media, Mathetical Sciences, Young Writers. All Institutes are residential, take place on college campuses, and offer sliding scale tuition to meet all family budgets.  Please visit or for more information.  Deadine to apply is April 1st.

    NH Cadet Academy will be held at the end of June at NHTI (New Hampshire Technical Institute) and the Police Academy in Concord, NH.  The program is open to students ages 14 - 20.  An application can be downloaded at  Scholarships available to cover the cost of $200 fee.

    Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Overnight Camp for girls entering 9th and 10th grades on the Vermont Tech –Randolph Center Campus.  Summer residential camp presented by Vermont Tech that helps build strong, powerful, confident young women through hands-on exploration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and the skilled trades; followed by a six month/year-long mentorship program.  June 20th – 24th   or   July 11th - 15th 2016 (Mondays – Fridays).  For more information click here



    Boston University Summer Term introduces six programs: High School Honors, RISE Internship/Practicum, Academic Immersion: Intro to Medicine, Summer Challenge, Pre-College Online Learning. For more information call 617-353-1378 .
    Gettysburg College is offering several summer programs for high school juniors and sophomores covering subjects in psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. For more information visit:

    Harvard Summer School

    Pre-College Program runs three summer sessions. For more information call (617) 495-4024 or visit

    Secondary School Program runs one program for seven weeks to earn college credit with an online option. For more information contact or call (617) 495-4024 or visit

    Marist College on the NY campus - Pre-College Summer program in business, creative writing, criminal justice, digital movie making, entrepreneurship, environmental science, fashion design/portfolio/merchandising/retailing, game design, history, pre-law, psychology, theatre OR on the Italy campus, fashion, interior design, italian language, studio art.

    Smith College Summer Precollege Programs for high school girls in science and engineering, writing, history, sustainability, and college admissions. Visit for more information.

    University of New England Early College Summer Residential program open to juniors and seniors. Available programs include: Coastal Marine Ecology, Creative Poetry Writing, Neuroscience, Outdoor Environmental Studies, Discrete Math and Gaming, Pre-Law. Earn three college credits. For more information: (207) 602-2050,


    Summer 2014

    Adelphi University is running a summer pre-college program for Juniors and Sophomores.  Earn 3 college credits in one of the following programs:  nursing, business, creative writing, gaming, musical theatre or physics.  The program runs from July 20th - August 2nd.  For more information visit or contact Alison Tempestilli at 845-471-3348 x8116.

    Brown University is offering a pre-college summer program.  For more information visit

    CollegeQuest is a 6-week residential program running from June 22 - August 1st for juniors living in VT whose parents have not earned a 4-year degree OR who qualify for Free/Reduced lunch.  Food and housing are free.  Students will stay on the campus of the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT and learn about health care jobs, visit other college campuses, get practical experience, and earn money toward college.  Deadline to apply is March 27th. 

    Emory Pre-College An academic program for high school students with options to choose from including three sessions or a three-week institute.  For more information visit

    Governor's Institutes (GIV)  programs for this summer include:  arts, engineering, current issues, Asian Cultures, entrepreneurship, math, science technology, leadership, or food systems. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors in VT and NH are eligible to apply. Deadline is April 1st. For more information visit or contact Valerie Russell at 802-865-4448.

    Green Mountain Boys' State is being held at Lyndon State College from June 15th - June 20th for junior boys living in Vermont.  Students will participate in a working model of town and state government including electing a state government and a Boys' State Governor with a cabinet who will be sworn in.  There will be a Boys' State Band who will treat parents and Legion members to a concert.  Students will go to Montpelier on Thursday to debate issues identified by delegates. Deadline is May 1st. 

    Green Mountain College - Vermont Summer Academy.  This is a two-week session for students who will be entering the 8th grade - 12th grade in the fall.  For more information visit

    Green Mountain Conservation Camp (GMCC), located in Castleton & Woodbury-for boys and girls ages 12-14. At GMCC youth participate in activities that enhance their knowledge and skills in the outdoors.  Activities include hunter’s education, camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, forestry, orienteering and much more. Campers who have completed the basic camp can attend an advanced week for ages 12-16. For more information visit

    Law & Order Cadet Training Program - sponsored by The American Legion Department.  Cadet Training is held June 22 - June 27th for a junior or senior, boy or girl, who is sixteen (16) years of age or older.  Stop in the Guidance Office for more information. Deadline to apply is May 9th.

    Marist College on the NY campus - Pre-College Summer program in business, creative writing, criminal justice, digital movie-making, environmental science, fashion design, fashion merchandising, game design, sports communication, theater performance or in Italy in fashion, interior design or studio art.

    Medquest is a one week residential program running from July 13th - July 18th for freshmen and sophomores living in VT.  The cost is $500 and there are some scholarships available.  Student will stay on the campus of Lyndon State College and will job-shadow with health professionals, get certified in CPR and First Aid, and get some practical experience.  Deadline to apply is March 12th.  

    National Summer Transportation Institute is a two week intensive program sponsored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration.  The Institute seeks to develop a diverse and robust workforce for the transportation industry by providing tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade high students with exposure to transportation careers.  Students stay in residence at dormitories on a University campus.  For more information, click here

    NYU High School Academy is offering one-week professionally oriented intensive programs of study to allow students to explore career options while experiencing university life living in a New York University dorm.  Application deadline is June 1st.  For more information visit

    Phillips Exeter Academy is running a summer school for five weeks from July 6th - August 14th for academic study, athletics, exploration, leadership, SAT/ACT test prep, performing arts and more.  The Upper School is open to students entering grade 10 and above.  For more information visit

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is running a two-week summer experience(called Preface) for rising sophomores and juniors who have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in the fields of science, engineering and technology.  For more information click here.  The deadline to apply is March 31st.

    Security, Technology & Society High School Summer Program at Dartmouth College, July 7-11, 2014, 9 am to 3 pm.  This program for high school students will focus on issues of security such as: cryptography, digital forensics, privacy, and security awareness. Lessons will mix in lectures with hands-on and interactive activities, augmented with field trips and guest speakers. There is no charge for this program. Applications, including a teacher recommendation, are due April 22nd.For more information on the program and how to apply, visit

    University of New England - Early College Summer programs in Coastal Marine Ecology, Neuroscience, Creative Writing or Pre-Law/Trial Advocacy.

    Vermont Girls State is taking applications from junior girls interested in citizenship and Vermont's local and state government.  Spend five days on the Vermont Technical College campus from June 15th - June 19th.  Applications can be found at  Deadline to apply is March 26th.

    YWCA of Vermont Camp Hochelaga - for girls ages 6-17 as a camper, Counselor in Training, or Assistant Counselor.  Located in South Hero on the shores of Lake Champlain a wide range of activities are available along with full and partial scholarships.  Deadline to apply is March 15.

    Youth Leadership Conferences - Congressional Youth Leadership Conference, Global Young Leaders Conference, and the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine - open to students grades 9-12.  Visit,, and respectively.

    We have copies of transcripts from Orford High School and Rivendell Academy graduates. Unfortunately, if you did not complete your high school education and/or graduate from either Orford High School or Rivendell Academy, we do not have a copy of your partial transcript.
    To request a transcript, please complete the form and fax, mail or email it to Rivendell Academy:

    Transcript Request Form

    School Choice offers high school students in Vermont the opportunity to study and evaluate public school choice, and provides optional learning opportunities.

    School Choice Agreement