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Lyndon Institute’s Focus On Flexible Pathways

January 22nd, 2020


At its core, the concept of flexible pathways embodies the idea that each student is progressing along a path toward high school graduation in preparation for entrance into the world and eventually a career. Lyndon Institute understands that the course of action a student takes to attain that career can follow many paths, ranging from technical education certificate programs and on the job training to two or four+ year college degrees.

With multiple pathways in mind and the acknowledgment of an ever-changing world, Lyndon Institute recognizes that the century-old classroom model must be enhanced by alternative paths to learning and customized to meet the unique needs, interests, and aspirations of each student. LI recognizes the potential value in the many experiences through which learning occurs and strives to provide students with engaging learning opportunities as varied as the students themselves. Pathway options include, but are not limited to:

  • applied or work-based learning
  • community-based learning
  • career and technical education
  • virtual and blended learning
  • dual enrollment
  • early college
  • traditional coursework
  • independent study

These experiences all have a common thread tying them together: personalized learning opportunities for every student. With the enactment of Vermont’s Act 77 (Flexible Pathways to Graduation) in 2013, the need to provide high-quality academic and experiential education to secondary school learners has only become more essential. By continuing to create strong programs emphasizing student interest, academic skill proficiency, and transferable skills, students are prepared for postsecondary success in the college and career of their choice.

Photo caption: Lyndon Institute senior, Jaka Starman preps bicycle spokes for a hub rebuild at The Village Sport Shop Trail Side. Starman is a student in the Project Bike Tech program at LI which is a part of their  Career and Technical Education division, an example of one of the many flexible pathways that LI provides its students.

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