NECC Grant to Expand Early College Programs in Haverhill, Methuen

Haverhill High School graduate Owen Bourdon is congratulated by NECC President Lane Glenn at the 2017 NECC Early College Program Recognition Ceremony. (Courtesy photograph)

High school students in Haverhill and Methuen have the opportunity to get a head start on their college education thanks to a new state grant awarded to Northern Essex Community College.

Schools across the Merrimack Valley—including Pentucket Regional and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School—will benefit from a $10,000 award to enhance Northern Essex’s Early College Program.

Targeted to juniors and seniors, the program allows students to obtain Mass Transfer college credits in courses of study including English, psychology, computer science and engineering. In addition to receiving instruction from NECC professors, students in the program are able to interact with employers through the college’s career network.

In 2017, 400 students from 19 local high schools took courses at Northern Essex.

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