Four students from the first class of the Danbury Early College Opportunity program at Danbury High School have graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College. 100 students started in the program in 2015 to earn an Associate Degree while attending high school.
The students earned either a degree in general studies or in computer information systems and will graduate from DHS next month. 13 students in the program received certificates from NVCC in management information systems and/or microcomputer networking.
Some students will continue working toward their Associate Degree while others will move on to a four-year college.
The DECO program has already accepted 76 students to begin as DHS freshmen in the fall. Students begin accelerating their high school requirements so that by sophomore or junior year they can begin incorporating college-level courses. Some courses may take place at NVCC’s Danbury campus. DHS is the second high school in Connecticut to offer such a program.