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MWCC Tea Time Series Highlights Gateway to College Opportunity for High School Students

Mount Wachusett Community College is now accepting applications for the fall 2020 Gateway to College program and offering several opportunities for community members and potential students to learn more about this Early College program. On February 24, the Tea Time Speaker Series will present “Alternative Education: Gateway to College” from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

This is MWCC: From Dual Enrollment Student to the Air Force

My sophomore year of high school I was looking at an alternative to fulfilling my high school requirements. I stumbled upon MWCC Pathways program towards the end on my sophomore year. Although, I was late applying I was accepted into the program a week later. My experience was very interesting and different among others. I […]

MWCC Receives $30K Community Foundation Grant for Early College Planning

Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $30,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts that will fund planning the future of early college education in the region. As a result of the grant, a large regional summit will take place, and involve the area business community, K-12 education institutions, higher education institutions, […]

MWCC Celebrates Achievements of Largest Dual Enrollment Graduating Class

Aspiring doctors, nurses, physicists, teachers and police officers, as well as many teenagers who are the first in their families to attend college, are among the largest dual enrollment graduating class at MWCC. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during a May 20 ceremony at MWCC. […]

Dual Enrollment Partnership Marks 10th Anniversary; Pathways and Gateway Information Sessions Underway for Fall 2016 Enrollment

MWCC is marking the 10th anniversary of its dual enrollment partnership programs for teenagers and young adults. The Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program, run in partnership with the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School District, allow students to complete requirements for their high school diploma while also earning credits toward a college degree. School choice […]

$30 College Courses Available Through Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership at MWCC

High school and homeschooled students interested in saving money while getting a head start on their college education can choose from several upcoming courses available through the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) at MWCC. The three-credit courses are being offered at the grant-funded price of $30, including textbooks, for the spring semester beginning January 20.  Managed […]