Recent legislation and other factors have led us to an exciting time, where education in VT is poised to take a massive step towards transformation.
Through Act 77, the Vermont Agency of Education is rolling out several exciting changes for schools
- Personalized Learning Plans for all students starting in 2015
- Flexible Pathways
- Proficiency-based graduation
At WUHSMS during the 2015-16 academic year, personalized learning plans (or PLP) are developed by students in grades 7-9 as a way to help them achieve short- and long-term learning goals. Through the PLP, students participate in a thoughtful, deliberate process to identify their learning goals and the learning expectations of their school. The purpose of the PLP process at WUHSMS is to engage students in crafting, working towards, and refining future educational and personal goals with the support of parents, teachers, and the community. Two other programs that have significant impact on Woodstock students are the following: On average 11 students per year take advantage of the Dual Enrollment Program and the Early College Program currently has 7 students from the class of 2016 participating in the program.
During the 2015-16 academic year, WUHSMS teachers, counselors and advisers will be actively working with students in grades 7, 8 and 9 to begin work on developing PLPs. Much of this work will be done during school advisory time and using Google Sites and Google Presentations. Ask your student about their PLP.
Vermont Agency of Education - Sample PBGR & Performance Indicators
Vermont Agency of Education - Education Quality Standards (EQS) and Transferable Skills
Education Week: Vermont Prepares for Mandatory Personalized Learning Plan for All
Four Ways Personalized Learning Plans Are Taking Off In Vermont
Education Matters: Personalized Learning Plans