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
Request for Applications, CLOSED : Act 67 Community Schools Act Competitive Grant Opportunity
With the passage of Act 67 – The Community Schools Act in June, the Agency of Education developed a competitive grant opportunity for eligible applicants to develop and pilot Community School models. Community Schools serve as resource hubs that provide a broad range of easily accessed, well-coordinated supports and services that help students and families with increasingly complex needs. This grant program supports Vermont schools and community partners to develop, expand, and sustain a community school model that demonstrates five pillars: integrated student supports, expanded and enriched learning time and opportunities, active family and community engagement, collaborative leadership and practices, and safe, inclusive, and equitable learning environments. The following Supervisory Unions/Supervisory Districts (SU/SDs) are recipients of the three-year Community Schools Programs grant award: Addison Northwest Supervisory District, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union, North Country Supervisory Union, Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, and White River Valley Supervisory Union. Funding for the implementation of Community School models will be provided annually for a period of three years to successful applicants.
Act 67 - Community Schools Grant Summaries
Act 67 – Community Schools Grant Summaries (PDF, printable version)
Community Schools Act Request for Application
Equitable Education Systems Grant
The Agency of Education awarded competitive grants to six SU/SDs to engage their school systems in activities that facilitate the development and implementation of policies, practices, and strategies that support culturally responsive and inclusive school communities. Projects include developing hiring policies, drafting/refining inclusive coordinated curriculum, outreach and community engagement, and other related activities that support closing equity gaps for Vermont learners.
Equitable Education Systems Grant Application
Equitable Education Systems Grant Summaries
Civic Education Grant - We the People
The Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) awarded competitive grants to two SUs/SDs to provide students with resources and support to participate in the state and national Center for Civic Education’s We the People program during the 2019-2020 school year. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, Vermont schools did not participate in the national competition. The AOE is currently gaging interest for a 2022 state competition.
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
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: