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