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Extended Learning Opportunities 

Dual Enrollment

Rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for a voucher from the State of Vermont to enroll in a college course at one of several Vermont colleges. These courses can be taken on the college campus or online. There is no fee for the course, however, students are responsible for textbook and lab fees associated with the course.

Students must meet with their school counselor prior to applying for the voucher. Upon successful completion of the course and the college transcript is received by Oxbow, the appropriate credit will be applied to the student’s high school transcript.

 

Independent Study

Teachers and students may work together to develop an Independent Study course that meets the needs of both.

Students must have an approved independent study contract, available from a school counselor, before enrolling in an independent study class. Students must have at least a 2.50 GPA and must be registered for at least 5 other daily classes. The teacher supervising the independent study must be qualified to teach the independent study course discipline. Independent study may not replace any courses offered at Oxbow. Credit will be awarded by using this formula: 55 hours of study = ½ credit. Independent study teachers must meet with their student at least weekly for credit to be awarded. Independent study classes will carry the designation “IS” on the transcript.

 

Online Courses

As a member of the Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative (VTVLC) Oxbow students have access to a wide range of online courses. To access the Course Catalog for VTVLC click here. Students must meet with their school counselor prior to signing up for an online course. Upon successful completion of the course and a VTVLC transcript is received by Oxbow, the appropriate credit will be applied to the student’s high school transcript.

Running Start

Oxbow offers a limited number of courses as Dual-Enrollment through a partnership with the New Hampshire State College system. Students must meet with their school counselor prior to applying for a Running Start course. Upon successful completion of the course and the college transcript is received by Oxbow, the appropriate credit will be applied to the student’s high school transcript.