"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."

Governor's Institutes of Vermont Summer Program Application Open

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers.

While each Institute is unique, they share some similarities: they’re all residential, so you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides, from state-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field; and they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!



GIV offers the following programs:

  • (New) Health & Medicine, St. Mikes, July 22-28
  • Environmental Science & Technology, UVM, July 22-28
  • Young Writers, bennington College, June 18-24
  • Current Issues & Youth Activism, School for International Training, July 1-10
  • Mathematical Sciences, UVM, June 25-30
  • Astronomy, Lyndon State College, July 15-21
  • Arts, Castleton University, June 24-July 8
  • Information Technology & Digital Media, Champlain College, June 23-July1
  • Architecture, Design & Building, Norwich University, July 15-21
  • Engineering, Norwich University, July 8-14
  • Entrepreneurship, VTC, July 5-12