Flexible Pathways

The Flexible Pathways Initiative, created by Act 77 of 2013 and found in statute under 16 V.S.A. § 941, encourages and supports the creativity of school districts as they develop and expand high-quality educational experiences that are an integral part of secondary education in the evolving 21st-century classroom. Flexible pathways also promote opportunities for Vermont students to achieve postsecondary readiness through high-quality educational experiences that acknowledge individual goals, learning styles, and abilities; and increase the rates of secondary school completion and postsecondary continuation in Vermont. Flexible Pathways provides for:




Flexible Pathways Implementation Kit

These resources have been developed for schools, supervisory unions, and school districts to use with students, colleagues, families, and community to support the development, expansion, and implementation of flexible pathway opportunities.

Facilitation Guide: Developing Flexible Pathway Profiles at the Local Level

VT Flexible Pathways Profile: A Tool to Evaluate Flexible Pathways at the Local Level

Facilitation Guide: Considerations for Student Participation in a Flexible Pathway

VT Flexible Pathways Tool: Considerations for Student Participation in a Flexible Pathway

Research Review of Flexible Pathway Opportunities

Equity Lens Tool

Personalized Learning and Flexible Pathways Communications Tools

These flyers have been designed for schools to use with their students, families, colleagues and community to support schools in the communication of the components and prospects of Act 77.


Current Grant Initiatives

Equitable Education Systems Grant

The Agency of Education is providing a competitive grant opportunity to encourage school systems to engage in activities that facilitate the development and implementation of policies, practices and strategies that support culturally-responsive and inclusive school communities. This can include developing hiring policies, drafting/refining inclusive coordinated curriculum, and outreach and community engagement or other related activities that support closing equity gaps for Vermont learners. Competitive awards will be granted to SU/SDs or consortia of SU/SDs that show the greatest promise for positive change

Equitable Education Systems Grant Application

Equitable Education Systems Grant Application Fillable Appendices

Civic Education Grant - We the People

The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) invites SUs/SDs the opportunity to complement the regular high school curriculum by providing students an innovative course of instruction on the history and principles of U.S. constitutional democracy through the Center for Civic Education’s We the People program.

Civic Education Grant Application

Equity Literacy Grant

The Agency of Education awarded competitive grants to school systems for providing professional learning opportunities that lay the foundation for educators to develop and implement strategies aimed at improving equity literacy in their systems. Competitive awards were granted to SU/SDs that showed the greatest promise for positive change. Those that created partnerships regionally and through collaboration with other organizations were prioritized.

Equity Literacy Resources:

Equity Literacy Resources, Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2019 Equity Grant Application

  • Total funds allocated for the Equity Literacy Grants is $100,000.

Equity Literacy Grant Application - Now Closed

  • Total funds allocated for the Equity Literacy Grants is $200,000.
  • The Equity Literacy Grants were awarded to thirteen Vermont school districts and supervisory unions across the state and total nearly $200,000.

2019-2020 Equity Literacy Grant Awardees

Press Release: AOE Awards Equity Literacy Grants to Vermont School Districts

Using Flexible Pathways for Personalized Learning

In the spring 2018 the Agency of Education awarded Flexible Pathways Expansion Grants to four supervisory unions and school districts throughout Vermont. These awards will be used to support high-quality, well-rounded, out-of-school time learning opportunities for Vermont learners. These grants represent the continued commitment to support schools and communities in their efforts to implement the Flexible Pathways Initiative – Act 77. Learn more about these Flexible Pathways for Personalized Learning projects.

Previous Grant Opportunities

Three competitive grant opportunities were awarded in April 2017 for the purpose of preparing students for post-secondary success through flexible pathways. Learn more about these Flexible Pathways projects.

Grant opportunity descriptions:

Contact Us

Vermont Agency of Education
Secretary Daniel M. French
1 National Life Drive, Davis 5
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

Web and Document Accessibility Policy​
Public Records Requests

Phone: (802) 828-1130 | Fax: (802) 828-6430
Staff Directory | Division Phone Numbers







Connect with Us

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Instagram icon
Google+ icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon