College & Career Advising

The Sharon Academy expects all of our students to pursue post-secondary training — whether it is college, university, tech/trade school or other training. As such, we provide extensive assistance throughout the application process for college and other post-secondary education programs. We also provide support for career research and planning so that students can best determine what college or training would be appropriate. These supports happen through PATH, Advisory, and the College/Career Advising Office.

For further information, please contact our Director of Career and College Advising, Ellen Bagnato, at or call (802) 763-2500 x116.

There are a variety of resources available for college and career planning, with numerous links below. Please note that this section is revised annually in the spring, as the process evolves. We try to keep it as updated as possible. However, please let us know if you find any errors or omissions.



Career Planning

Please visit our Career Planning page for information and resources. Many of these resources are explored through the PATH classes at the high school.

College Advising

To help you in the post-secondary education application process, we provide extensive information on our College Search page. This page contains information and resources that we use in our PATH classes and advisory.  Most of this will be used in PATH class throughout 2nd semester junior year and 1st semester senior year.

Younger students will work with their advisors to develop community service and other opportunities that fit their goals and interests. See the Opportunities page for suggestions.

Other Opportunities for Life After High School

For students who are unsure about attending college there are several opportunities to explore.

Americorps is a national program that works at the state and national level, providing a wide range of opportunities for Americans to serve other Americans while receiving a living allowance and health care. Upon completion of the program, participants become eligible for an educational award. Learn more at:

The Job Corps is a great way for students ages 16 through 24 to get FREE career technical training and hands on experience in their chosen field. For more information, call (800) 733-JOBS or visit This career training is available through The Vermont center, located in Vergennes, and its website is: Training is available in Auto Technology, Carpentry, Collision Repair, Culinary Arts, Facilities Maintenance, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Office Administration, Urban Forestry and Welding.

Early Entry College

Sharon Academy students have completed their senior year of high school and their first year of college through the following programs. Interested students should contact Florence Tolbert.

Post High School Plans

Former graduates have earned acceptance to the following colleges and universities:

Acadia University
American University
Amherst College
Art Institute of Boston
Barnard University
Barry University
Bates College
Beloit College
Bentley College
Bowdoin College
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College
Burlington College
Castleton State College
Carleton College
Champlain College
Clark University
Clarkson University
Claremont College
Colby College
Colby-Sawyer College
College of St. Joseph
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dalhousie University
Daniel Webster College
Dartmouth College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Drew University
East Carolina University
Eckerd College
Elmira College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Endicott College
Florida Institute of Technology
Georgetown University

George Washington University
Goucher College
Green Mountain College
Grinnell College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
Hartford Conservatory
Hardwick College
Haverford College
Hobart & William Smith College
Hofstra University
Howard University
Ithaca College
Johnston State College
Juniata College
Lewis and Clark College
Lyndon State College
Marlboro College
Middlebury College
Montana State University
Mount Allison University
Mount Holyoke College
N.E. School of Communication
Northeastern University
Norwich University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Ohio University
Penn State University
Pomona College
Prescott College
Providence College
Purdue University
Queen’s University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Roanoke College
Rochester Institure of Technology
Rollins College

Sage College of Albany
Tufts University
Saint Lawrence University
Saint Mary’s of Maryland
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Skidmore College
Smith College
Spelman College
St. Joseph’s College of Maine
Stanford University
Sterling College
Syracuse University
Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas More College
Touro College
Trinity College
UC Santa Clara
University of Chile
University of Edinburgh
University of King’s College
University of Liverpool
University of Maine
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Vermont
Ursinus College
Vassar College
Vermont Technical College
Washington and Jefferson College
Wesleyan University
Westminster College
Wheaton College (in MA)
Wheelock College
Whitman College
Willamette University