The Early College Opportunity Program has officially been launched by Danbury High School. The first 100 freshmen to participate in the "school within a school" program will earn a high school diploma and an Associate Degree.
Program Director Sarah Roy says Danbury High School has partnered with Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Freshmen will begin accelerating their high school requirements so that by sophomore or junior year they can start incorporating college-level courses. There is no cost to complete the program while at DHS, through there is some attendance at NVCC required after graduation.
The students are paired with an industry mentor from New Oak Capital or Pitney Bowes. They will have in-person and over-the-internet meetings.
Students will discuss concepts learned during “Workplace Learning,” a class period during their day. The students can also see strategies in action during one-on-one meetings with their mentor in the workplace.