In January of 2019, in partnership with Middlesex Community College (MCC), NVTHS became the first vocational school to be awarded the Early College designation from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students can apply to participate in the Early College program beginning in their junior year. The Early College program has two tracks: The Early College on campus at Nashoba program, and the off-campus at Middlesex Community College program. Students in the on-campus program, enroll in “concurrent” enrollment classes at NVTHS and earn credit at both Nashoba and MCC. Students are expected to earn 12 or more credits between their junior and senior year. The off-campus program allows students to take courses at MCC on a full time bases, while still enrolled at NVTHS as a high school student. Credit for the courses applies to both the high school and college transcripts. Upon completion, students receive their high school diplomas from NVTHS and one or two years of college credit. Many Nashoba students in recent years have graduated with an Associate’s degree and their high school diploma at the same time. In both the on and off campus programs, students have access to libraries, technology centers, and support services available at Middlesex Community College. Additionally, to prepare students to possibly enter the program as juniors, all grade 9 students earn one-college credit equivalent to MCC’s Career Exploration course for participating in their required Freshmen Exploratory of all NVTHS programs. Finally, as an Early College designated program, these courses are offered at no cost to the student or the student’s family.
EARLY COLLEGE FACT SHEET AND LETTER OF INTEREST
EARLY COLLEGE FACT SHEET AND LETTER OF INTEREST(Spanish Language)
EARLY COLLEGE FACT SHEET AND LETTER OF INTEREST (Portuguese Language)
For more specifics about the requirements of the Early College program please see Early College in the Student Handbook.