Collaborative Diploma Program

The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC) is excited to announce the availability of the new Collaborative Diploma Program (CDP) offered as a flexible pathway toward graduation. This new program allows students in tuition towns the option of earning their high school diploma from a geographically distant Vermont public high school.

CDP is a virtual learning pathway as outlined in Act 77 and supports students in gaining proficiency to meet high school proficiency-based graduation requirements while working from a distance. Supported by VTVLC, students can work with their CDP school of choice and enroll in core academic courses, electives, project-based learning, and even health and personal fitness courses entirely online.

Students will work with an advisor/mentor from their CDP school, and be supported by VTVLC teachers holding both Vermont content area endorsements and the additional Online Teaching Specialist (OTS) endorsement. In addition, a student success coach and a team of VTVLC staff will be available to assist students with everything from technical questions to time management.

In addition to the program coursework, students will also be required to submit status reports on the 1st and 15th of each month that they are enrolled. These reports help students set learning goals, reflect on what is working for them, and help them develop proficiency with self-direction.

Although the ability to choose a CDP school is limited to students from tuition towns, all other students may request they be allowed to develop a personalized learning plan that includes either supplemental online courses or, with evidence demonstrating online is their preferred learning style, a fully online program managed by their home school and supported by VTVLC.

For students from towns where no public school option exists, or where the pathway of a fully online program meets the student’s preferred learning style.

VTVLC works collaboratively with a variety of VT public schools to support a student to meet graduation requirements.

Allows maximum flexibility for students to choose from all VTVLC course offerings and enrollment options.