MANCHESTER - As a result of the passage of the Flexible Pathways bill, the State of Vermont's agency of education, in partnership with numerous Vermont colleges, has launched the Dual Enrollment program. What this offers is the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors in the state of Vermont to take two college courses, free of any tuition charge, before graduation. Credits earned are not only transferable college credits, but they fulfill high school credits as well (hence the dual enrollment).

Burr and Burton has actively begun the process of talking to neighboring colleges so that BBA can offer a variety of college course options to BBA juniors and seniors right on the BBA campus. This spring, things kick off with a Green Mountain College course offering Environmental Ethics. It is a philosophy course that ventures into environmental issues and policies.

The course is demanding, so interested students will also need to talk with their school and college counselors to see what schedule adjustments can be made in the spring to lighten their load, if necessary. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive three Green Mountain College credits and 1 BBA elective credit. There is no tuition charge, but students can expect to have to purchase 1-2 books for the course.

Feel free to contact the BBA Academic Dean, Jen Hyatt at jhyatt@burrburton.org, with any questions.