Second Cohort of High School Scholars Visit Marist College
The second cohort of high school scholars from Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus visited Marist College as part of the NECSD Marist Early College High School (ECHS) program. The program welcomed the inaugural cohort of students in January 2019, after receiving a grant that partners NFA with Marist to offer high school students the opportunity to earn up to a year of college credits.
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District Early College High School (ECHS) program will connect the resources of the district to the expertise of Marist College’s School of Computer Science and Mathematics to equip 120 high school graduates over four years with a Regents diploma and the opportunity to earn a minimum of 24 college credits toward a degree in computer science. The grant is from the State Education Department as part of their Smart Scholars Early College High School Programs.
Professors and students from Marist College welcomed the group to campus, gave a presentation about the various programs that are offered through the college’s Computer Science Department, and welcomed our scholars and their families to tour the Hancock Technology Center.
Current scholars and their families were joined by: NECSD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Dr. Lisamarie Spindler, program principal Ms. Susan Valentino, and NECSD Director of Grants, Dr. Lynne Pampel.
Throughout the program, scholars take college courses at NFA Main during the school year and at Marist College during the summer. Scholars have the opportunity to learn about navigating a college library system, spend up to three weeks at Marist College taking classes during the summer, learn from college students, and present their final project to faculty, staff, and special guests.
All photos from the event can be viewed and downloaded for free here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EbZc6O2FVlazoy3QgXYcgydO_xfvb9kO?usp=sharing
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