Flexible Pathways to Graduation

The course of a youth through the Hazen Union School should be one that is learner-centered, flexible, and responsive to the goals and needs of the young person. Learning is done best when the experiences are relevant to the needs of the student. Youth at Hazen Union School may earn credits through virtual/blended learning, dual enrollment or early college, independent-based learning (IBL), participation in tech center programming, or another program. For more complete descriptions of each program listed here, view the Hazen Union Programs of Study.


  • Virtual/Blended Learning Hazen Union School works with Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative to offer a full array of courses that can enrich the high school experience for our students, and give our students access to courses we are not able to offer. Up to date offerings can be found on their website at www.vtvlc.org.

  • Traditional Courses are taught by Hazen faculty, either in-person or online.  Each course has an identified set of course competencies that build toward our graduation proficiencies, and students earn credit toward graduation upon completion.

  • Dual Enrollment courses are college level courses that allow students to earn both high school and college credit. Hazen students have enrolled in courses online and on-site with the University of Vermont, the Vermont State College system and other Vermont Colleges.

  • Early College enables students to simultaneously complete 12th grade, earn a secondary diploma and complete the first year of college.

  • Pathways provides opportunities to obtain credit through more personalized and individualized learning opportunities. Working with Hazen faculty, students will identify essential learning outcomes and develop a plan for their learning. Learn more on the Pathways Program webpage.

Pathways Opportunities

Pathways opportunities include:

  • Reset Curriculum
  • Dare To Be Me
  • Recipe for Human Connection
  • Makerspace and Innovation Lab
  • Hazen Arts Collaborative
  • Arts and Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Independent Based Learning (IBL) offers students an avenue to research, experiment, collect evidence, and document learning through Independent Studies or Work Based Learning (WBL)