Community Based Learning (CBL) is a popular course at Montpelier High School that affords students the opportunity to access community based resources and experiences to enhance learning. CBL students typically spend between 25 to 50 hours exploring interests, vocational or avocational, in a community based setting. Along with participation at their community site, students meet regularly with their school advisor and their peers to reflect on their experience and the knowledge, understandings, and skills they are developing through it. Depending on students’ and community partners’ schedules, CBL experiences can take place during and/or outside of the regular school day.


Students will utilize their CBL experience to work towards answering the following essential question:

  • What can I learn about myself and others through actively involving myself in professional / community based experiences?