Fitchburg High School Honors Academy Visit Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 6, 2023 at 9:15 AM

Last week, students enrolled in the Fitchburg High School Honors Academy  visited campus to learn about the Fitchburg State University Honors Program from Honors Coordinator Mathematics Professor Dr. Catherine Buell, and Assistant Honors Coordinator Biology and Chemistry Professor Dr. Emma Downs, and students currently enrolled in the program. After the information and Q&A session, students took tours of the campus and enjoyed lunch in the dining commons.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Information Session, Community, Early College Program

Future Educator Academy - Badge Sessions

Posted by Andy Cunningham on December 2, 2023 at 11:30 AM

Yesterday, Lourdes Ramirez, coordinator of field placements, partnerships and recruitment for Fitchburg State’s School of Education welcomed a cohort of local high school students enrolled in The Future Educator Academy program to campus for a day of programming. Students completed a badge focused on Supporting Mental Wellness in the Classroom, Working with Students Who are Underserved, Traditionally Marginalized, and Disenfranchised, and a badge on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to adults and infants.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Community, Early College Program

Local English Language Learner H.S. Students on Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 11, 2023 at 5:15 PM

Fitchburg State University's Admissions and  Early College and Dual Enrollment hosted English Language Learners (ELL) students from Fitchburg High School and Leominster High School for a morning information session. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall opened this, the second year the university has held this event, where she invited ELL students to a current student Q & A  panel, campus tour, and admissions info session - all with live  translation.  Lunch in the dining commons followed,  in order help the students envision themselves as a future college student, and let them know they are valued at Fitchburg State and their diverse linguistic skills and backgrounds are an asset that are community appreciates. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Admissions, Information Session, Community, Early College Program

University Hosts Early College Convening

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 12, 2023 at 3:45 PM

This morning, Fitchburg State University hosted educators and administrators from across Massachusetts for a daylong series of discussions and workshops on Early College, a program that lets high school students experience and complete college-level coursework.

Fitchburg State President Richard S. Lapidus opened the event by citing the growth of Early College on the university’s campus, with the number of participating students growing by more than 40% in the last year. The university has formal agreements with Mount Wachusett Community College and local high schools including Athol, Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, Narragansett Regional, and Sizer School that create credit-bearing opportunities for students. 

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Topics: Admissions, Community, Early College Program

Governor Healey Visits Fitchburg to Discuss Early College Programs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on April 6, 2023 at 3:00 PM

Gov. Maura Healey and Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll joined other state and local education leaders and students at Fitchburg High School Thursday to talk about the impact of Early College programs.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pat Marshall joined other university officials at the forum, where students discussed the life-changing impact that early college programs have had on their paths. 
The Healey-Driscoll administration has proposed $14.4 million for Early College and Innovation Pathways for the 2024 budget.
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Topics: Preparing for College, Admissions, Early College Program