High school students who have post-secondary aspirations by subgroup in Vermont

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Definitions: The percent of students in grades 9-12 who say they will probably or definitely complete a post high school program such as enrolling in a vocational training program, military service, or college.  

Data Source: Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Footnotes: The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a biennial, voluntary survey of students attending middle and high schools in Vermont.  The survey seeks to monitor trends in student health and risk behaviors.  The indicators as a whole reflect a broad definition of youth well-being.  Not only do the indicators monitor behaviors associated with negative health and psychological outcomes, but they also measure "developmental assets" - internal resources and skills, as well as community, school, and other institutional supports.  These assets foster the development of thriving young adults.