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Join the BCL team! We’re looking for an energetic and passionate person who’s excited to work with a diverse group of high school students in our unique, award-winning experiential program. This will be an Americorps position on the Education Team at Shelburne Farms with teaching and mentoring roles in BCL and other excellent teen programs. Learn more here.

The Burlington City & Lake Semester is an award-winning semester program for Burlington High School students. We use the city as our classroom, exploring the people, places, problems and possibilities of our community. We ask big questions, learn a lot about the real world, and have fun together. Students find their voice and their power as they work with leaders in city government, business, nonprofits and the arts on a variety of projects. We focus on five core themes:

Sense of Place
Community and Identity
Civic Engagement
Social Justice

Interested students may also contact us with questions here.


Burlington City & Lake Semester is a partnership between Burlington High School and Shelburne Farms.

Special thanks to Sean Beckett and Burlington Geographic for many of the images on our website.