The Early College Initiative

The York Early College Academy, York College and the NYC Department of Education/District 28 have partnered to offer an early college initiative that will provide traditionally underserved students with academic programs that graduate students with high school diplomas and up to 60 college credits. The relationship between the college and the public school will help to better prepare middle grade students for the rigor of high school curriculum and college preparation.

The Early College Initiative

The main goal of the Early College Initiative at the City University of New York (CUNY) is to provide students with the confidence and skills necessary to graduate from both high school and college.
These innovative new schools make a college education more accessible, affordable and attractive to New York City students by offering programs that blur the lines between middle school, high school and college. Students are inspired to stretch themselves intellectually and to recognize their own inner strengths. Faculty members gain a better understanding of their subjects and the art and craft of teaching by collaborating with colleagues who teach at the middle school, high school and college levels.

The Early College Initiative at CUNY is part of the Early College High School Initiative, a nationwide project sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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