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More than one-third of Americans have earned a post-secondary degree1, but few obtained one while still in their teenage years. QMC gives students the opportunity to receive an associate’s degree before high school ends, earning them up to 60 college credits at no cost; a savings of approximately $40,000 and a potential of 2 years completed towards a 4-year degree.
Once a QMC student has taken and passed the Basic Skills Assessment (BSA), they are able to take classes at Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) for credit towards both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Classes are taken on the QVCC campus, alongside college students and according to the college schedule. Courses are graded and taught by QVCC faculty. Students are able to take many classes for which they qualify and can fit into their schedules. Evening classes are offered, however, transportation to these classes are the responsibility of the student. The cost for books, tuition and supplies are covered for all QMC students.
Early College Experience (ECE)
Students have the opportunity to take ECE classes at QMC.
From the UConn ECE website: UConn Early College Experience (UConn ECE) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows motivated high school students to take UConn courses at their high schools for both high school and college credit. Every course taken through UConn ECE is equivalent to the same course at the University of Connecticut. Students benefit by taking college courses in a setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning. The University of Connecticut certifies high school teachers to serve as UConn ECE Instructors and teach UConn courses. Established in 1955, UConn Early College Experience is the nation's longest-running concurrent enrollment program and is accredited by The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
1LeClair, Mitch (2015, July 7). More students getting college degrees in high school. USA Today. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com