Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
The VYCC School Program exists to inspire individuals to take personal responsibility for their education. The VYCC School Program is an alternative education program. Corps Members participate in work projects to gain hands-on experience and valuable work skills, as well as applied academic skills. Each project has educational components where Corps Members learn how to interpret and explain their projects. All of the projects completed by our Corps Members are both real and relevant to the communities in which our crews are based. Learning comes from the work we do, the place where we do the work and the people with whom we do the work. Students can apply at https://apply.vycc.org/login.html?application=member Students should choose 'School" for their first, second, and third choice.
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps School Program is built on a work-based learning curriculum that is rooted in the land, traditions, and communities of Vermont. Students are assigned to crews of 10-12 Corps Members and two School Instructors, and spend the majority of their time in the field. Through the VYCC School Program, students will: learn the values of personal responsibility, learn effective communication and leadership skills, learn the essential skills of work, make connections between the real world and the importance of their own education, and leave with a solid foundation to move forward with. Learning through work projects such as trail maintenance, construction, agriculture and natural resources management, students will study an integrated curriculum that is assessed on a regular basis and through individual presentations each quarter. The program supports individuals to take responsibility for their own actions while learning in a work-based environment.
- Grades 9 - 11
- Class slots 4-8 at U-32
- Credits: 5 per year
- 1 credit of English
- 1 credit of Science
- 1 credit of Physical Education
- 2 credits of electives