Summer Programs

The Governor’s Institute of Vermont

GIV Summer Instiutes are residential, affordable programs for any Vermont 9th – 11th grader with a passion for or particular interest in the the following:

  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Current Issues & Youth Activism
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Information Technology & Digital Media
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Asian Cultures
  • Young Writers
  • Astronomy

Students who enjoy GIV tend to have a strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, possess academic skills equal to or above their grade level, and function well in a highly independent learning environment.  Most Institutes accepts students based on their application answers and adult referrals, not their grades.  Ability to pay is never a factor.

All students who are interested in applying to the GIV should see the school counselor for further information on the application process. Please visit as well.


MedQuest Health is a 6-day, 5-night residential health careers exploration program for 10th graders.  Students stay at Johnson State College and job shadow at four differcent medical centers. The program goals are to:

  • Explore the variety of careers and opportunities in health care.
  • Gain exposure to profession work environments.
  • Build skills and resources for health career pathways.
  • Experience residential life on a college campus.

Students in Caledonia, Orleans, Essex, Orange, Lamoille, and Washington Counties.