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Early College Summit Highlights Successes and Importance of Early College Investments

On October 24, the North Central MA Early College Summit brought together educators, students, and civic leaders for a day of discussion and advocacy. The Early College partnership between Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, Gardner High School, Leominster High School and Center for Technical Education, and the Sizer School creates a pipeline to […]

North Central MA Early College Summit Coming October 18 to Leominster Doubletree

Day-long event will feature keynote speakers Carlos E Santiago, Commissioner of Higher Education and Chris Gabrieli Chairman of the Board of Higher Education Leominster, MA – On Friday, October 18, 2019, North Central MA Early College Academy member superintendents and educators, higher-ed representatives, early college students, and local economic and civic leaders will come together […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Gateway to College Program Receives National Recognition 4th Year in a Row

(NEW HAVEN)–Achieving the Dream’s Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) has received a Program Excellence Award in recognition of exceeding all four benchmarks used to assess the performance of Gateway to College programs nationwide. The four benchmarks used to establish the Program Excellence Award are: first term success, one-year persistence, two […]

MWCC Commonwealth Corps Member Recognized at Massachusetts State House

Rachel Vargeletis was honored alongside her fellow Commonwealth Corps Service Members at the State House in Boston on June 27 after doing more than 1,500 hours of service at Mount Wachusett Community College. “For a second year in a row we were fortunate to have been awarded support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance for a […]

Early College Designation Announced

Fitchburg State University, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg High School, Leominster High School, Sizer School and Gardner High School will launch a new early college high school program that will give students an opportunity to earn 12 college credits while still in high school. The Early College Designation was among several announced Thursday by Gov. […]

MWCC Pathways and Gateway Dual Enrollment Students Graduate from High School

Sixty six students were honored for earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through two of Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs at a graduation ceremony Friday night. “You have proven something to yourself… once you commit yourself to a goal, you know you can find ways to achieve that […]

MWCC Honors 91 Fitchburg and Leominster Students Receiving College Healthcare Credits

A celebration took place on Thursday night for 91 students from Fitchburg and Leominster who will graduate from High School this year after participating in Project Healthcare and getting a jump-start on their college education. The celebration was organized by Mount Wachusett Community College and took place at the Wachusett Mountain Ski Area on April […]

MWCC has Saved Early College Students Over $4.6M in Tuition Costs

Since 2006, Mount Wachusett Community College has helped dual enrollment students taking college courses in high school earn 22,286 college credits, saving 623 students an estimated $4,681,991 in tuition costs and accelerating their path to a college degree. “The classes that dual enrollment students complete translate to an average of three semesters completed by the […]

MWCC Partners with Gardner Public Schools for Gateway and Pathways Dual Enrollment Programs

Mount Wachusett Community College President James Vander Hooven, Gardner Public Schools Superintendent Mark Pellegrino, and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, Feb. 11 establishing a partnership between the college and district for the college’s free Gateway to College and Pathways Early College Innovation School dual enrollment programs. The agreement will go […]

United Way Youth Venture Inspires Students at Fall Kickoff Event

The United Way Youth Venture program celebrated students and prepared them for the coming year of efforts to bring change to their communities at the program’s inspirational Fall Kickoff event held at Mount Wachusett Community College on October 19. More than 350 students assembled on the MWCC campus to learn how they can create change […]