Student Opportunities

GIV Winter Weekends

February 9, 2018 – February 11, 2018

February 23, 2018 – February 25, 2018

Goddard College

Plainfield, Vermont

Winter Weekends are two-day intensive learning experiences for Vermont 9th-12th graders. You’ll live on a college campus all weekend and explore a topic you’re interested in in-depth with professional mentors and new friends who love the same things you do. Winter Weekends are jam-packed with fun, learning, and community-building, and are a great way to get a taste of GIV.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018


Winter Weekend I 

Winter Weekend II

February 9-11, 2018

February 23-25, 2018

Social Entrepreneurship AstroPhotography
Global Education and Youth Voice Debate and National Issues
Disaster Health and Epidemiology Directing Theatre
Design/Build Engineering World Musicology
Creative Writing Workshop Intermediate Robotics

The American Legion - Vermont Law Cadet Training Program

The purpose of The Cadet Training Program is to help young people gain knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers. Hopefully they will better understand and have greater respect and appreciation of law enforcement officials at all levels.

Training Program will be held from June 17 - June 22, 2018

Please link below for more information and application.


Bezos Scholars Programs

Leadership Program for High School Juniors and educators.

Applications due by: February 9, 2018

Visit the website below for details:

Bezos Scholars Program

UVM Pre-College Programs

Click Here for more Info

U.S. Coast Guard

Seniors - "Are you interested in a challenging career with the U.S. Coast Guard, The World's Premier Military Maritime Law Enforcement Agency? If so, please contact us today through our website or contact us here in the office at 207-761-4307."

Contact name is MK1 Jason H. Hahn

CCV - Introduction to College and Careers

Otter Valley is offering an after school learning opportunity this spring! Take a free CCV course at OV.

Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm

Beginning in January 2018

Get Ready for College and Careers!

Introduction to College and Careers (ICC)

As a Vermont high school sophomore, junior or senior, you can take a free 13-week course that helps you get ready for life after high school.

ICC helps high school sophomores, juniors and seniors:

  • Set goals and problem-solve
  • Manage time and stress
  • Improve communication skills
  • Take better notes and reduce test anxiety
  • Plan finances for college
  • Explore life’s options

More cool things about ICC are that it’s a risk-free pass/fail class and Otter Valley will award .5 high school elective credit to students who successfully complete the course. ICC also gives you study skills that you can use right away in your high school classes.

Contact your Guidance Counselor to assist you in signing up. 

2017/2018 Pittsford Fire Department’s Cadet Program Enrollment Announcement

The Pittsford Fire Department’s cadet program is currently accepting applications. If you’re a high school student 14 to 17, live in Pittsford, want to serve your community and are interested in learning the skills to become a firefighter, we want to talk to you.  For more information about the program, pick up an application in the guidance office or contact cadet program advisor Jason Davis at 747-8184.