Personalized Learning

Personalization is “a learning process in which schools help students assess their own talents and aspirations, plan a pathway toward their own purposes, work cooperatively with others in challenging tasks, maintain a record of explorations, and demonstrate their learning against clear standards in a wide variety of media, all with the close support of adult mentors and guides.” (National Association of Secondary School Principals)

The Flexible Pathways Initiative, created by Act 77 of 2013 and found in 16 V.S.A. § 941, has charged Vermont secondary school educators to create personalized learning environments that offer flexible pathways to graduation and a planning process by which students and educators can reflect on and document student learning over time. We encourage all educators to access, modify and adapt these resources to provide a personalized experience for all students.

Learn more about Flexible Pathways in Vermont.

Learn more about all of our resources on student-centered learning with this Roadmap.


What are Flexible Pathways

What is Act 77

What is Personalized Learning

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.

Personalized Learning Grant Opportunities

The Agency of Education is seeking to support SU/SDs in developing, strengthening, and implementing Personalized Learning Processes and Practices. These grant funds are one-time short duration funds for FY20.

Personalization Training

Vermont Personalized Learning on Twitter

Questions or suggestions?

Email Jess DeCarolis, Division Director, Personalization & Flexible Pathways, or call (802) 595-9740.
Email Sigrid Olson, Personalized Learning Coordinator, or call (802) 828-7134. 

Contact Us

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

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Phone: (802) 828-1130 | Fax: (802) 828-6430
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