Marlborough – Governor Charlie Baker recently met with students and teachers at Marlborough High School to hear about students’ experiences taking college-level classes to prepare for college, while earning college credits for free before graduating high school. Marlborough High School has nearly 100 students taking college-level courses.
“Increasing the number of students participating in early college courses will benefit cities and towns across the commonwealth,” Baker said. “Exposing high school students to college-level material will better prepare them for their careers after graduation and make higher education more affordable.”
“Early college programs are an important tool for combining traditional high school courses with an opportunity to earn college credit at a local community college,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We look forward to seeing more and more Massachusetts students participate in early college classes and take advantage of the opportunity to make college more affordable.”
During the past few weeks, Baker and Polito visited a handful of early college programs in different parts of the state to highlight the administration’s commitment to expanding early college opportunities, as well as hear from students about the advantages of taking college classes before graduating from high school.
“The Early College Program at Marlborough High School is the launch that many of our students need to see themselves as successful in college,” Marlborough Superintendent Maureen Greulich said. “We are pleased to be able to offer these opportunities in conjunction with meaningful internship experiences and career pathway options. As always, we are grateful to the Baker-Polito Administration for their support of our innovative programs.”