Danbury High School is officially launching its Early College Opportunity program next week. Danbury School administrators, students, faculty and lawmakers will gather at Danbury High School next Monday to cut the ribbon on the program, which began at the start of the school year.
100 incoming freshman were selected for the program through a lottery. The students will be the first group to earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology in either computer programming or business analysis, simultaneously with their high school diploma.
The Associate Degree is offered by Naugatuck Valley Community College, and the students will have mentors from Pitney Bowes. NewOak Capital LLC is the lead industry partner in the program aimed at preparing students for the workforce or to continue their education.