Thetford Academy supports students interested in pursuing off-campus learning opportunities from semester programs to study abroad, from online coursework to dual enrollment options. Academic coursework may be transferred to TA for high school credit with approval from the Counseling Office.
Dual enrollment enables juniors and seniors who are Vermont residents to access up to two college courses (including online courses) with participating colleges and universities at no charge. Students are responsible for paying for textbooks, lab fees, and other materials and supplies associated with the course. Dual enrollment classes earn elective credits at Thetford Academy and need to be approved before vouchers are issued. Students should see their school counselor for more information.
The STEM Internship is available by application process to all Thetford Academy juniors and seniors. This unique and innovative learning experience takes place on both Fujifilm and Hypertherm campuses. Participating students will receive one Math credit, one-half Science credit, and one-half Elective credit. Students gain competency in industry safety standards and an understanding of the skills needed for successful employment. Students acquire hands-on experience in all aspects of business, including history, marketing, assembly, accounting, engineering, and research and development. Interested students should see their school counselor for more information.
Dartmouth Special Community Student Program
Dartmouth College’s Special Community Student High School Program is open to area high school seniors (during fall, winter, and spring terms) and juniors (during winter and spring terms) who have exhausted all possible classes within their field of interest at their high school. All students are recommended by a high school principal, guidance counselor, or other school official with responsibility for the program at their school one additional science elective; no grade below A-.
Thetford Academy encourages students to consider study abroad opportunities. This requires that students manage their regular coursework on campus efficiently in order to leave for one or more semesters. While it is often difficult to obtain materials for pre-approval prior to departure, it is helpful to do as much advance planning as possible. Students wishing to pursue study abroad must consult with the Counseling Office.