55 Danbury High School freshman have attended a three-day summer program at Danbury High School. The 4th group of students to work simultaneously toward a high school diploma and an Associate Degree learned about team-building through activities, led by industry liaison Anders Drew of Oak Branch in Danbury and about business through visits from other area business leaders.
The degree program is offered by Naugatuck Valley Community College at the high school as part of the program’s curriculum. Students begin accelerating their high school requirements so that by sophomore or junior year they can begin incorporating college-level courses. They can expect to complete the Associate Degree in four, five or six years.
The first groups of students in the DECO program are completing internships with area businesses in the spring as part of the program requirements.