As of January, 2019 Nashoba Valley Technical High School is an approved Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Early College High School. Students have the option of participating in “concurrent” enrollment courses starting in their Junior year. Similar to our long-standing dual enrollment program, eligible students can apply to participate in the Early College program which allows students to remain at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, enroll in “concurrent” enrollment classes at NVTHS, and earn credit at both Nashoba and Middlesex Community College. This is a good option for students who want the challenge of college level courses without leaving the Nashoba Tech campus. Students must still meet eligibility requirements. Students must agree to take a minimum of 12-credits. Early College courses are offered at no cost to the students or their families.
Additionally, Nashoba Valley Technical High School and Middlesex Community College have partnered to offer students a unique Early College opportunity. At the start of their ninth-grade year, all students at Nashoba Valley Technical High School are enrolled in “Career Explorations”; a course designed to allow students to experience the realistic and hands-on applications of each of Nashoba’s twenty technical programs and get a glimpse of career opportunities found in each profession. Beginning in fall 2018, all grade 9 students will be concurrently enrolled at Nashoba and Middlesex Community College in their IDS 106: Career Exploration course, earning 1-credit at Middlesex Community College. In the spring of 2020, IDS 101: First Year Experience will be added. This course introduces students to skills which will be helpful during their four-years at Nashoba, as well as when they transition into college and career.