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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 Underachiever to Nichols College Business Student

I grew up in Watertown, MA, a suburb of Boston. My freshman and sophomore years of high school were at Watertown High, where I was the textbook definition of an underachiever. I believe this frustrated my teachers even more so than with other students because they knew my academic potential. Long story short, to my […]

MWCC Recognized with 2018 Gateway Program Excellence Award

For the third year in a row, Mount Wachusett Community College has been recognized with a Gateway Program Excellence Award from the Gateway to College National Network. The 2018 award honors MWCC for exceeding all four of the Gateway to College National Network’s performance benchmarks: grade point average, one-year persistence, two-year persistence and graduation rate. […]

Choosing MWCC Dual-Enrollment: Morgan Blavackas

At the May 2018 Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College graduation, four student speakers shared their story of having completed their high school degree and gotten college credits at the same time at MWCC. These speeches were given by the valedictorians from each program as well as a student from each […]

Choosing MWCC Dual-Enrollment: Leah Swain

At the May 2018 Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College graduation, four student speakers shared their story of having completed their high school degree and gotten college credits at the same time at MWCC. These speeches were given by the valedictorians from each program as well as a student from each […]

Pathways and Gateway Dual-Enrollment Students Graduate from High School

Fifty five students celebrated earning their high school diploma along with college credits or degrees through Mount Wachusett Community College’s dual enrollment programs Friday night. This year’s graduates of the Pathways Early College Innovation School and the Gateway to College program were recognized during the May 18 graduation ceremony at MWCC. The programs are offered […]

Choosing the Mount by Jonathan Blouin

My name is Jonathan Matthew Blouin. I have been a student here at Mount Wachusett Community College for three years now. In my hometown of Townsend, Massachusetts, I found myself wanting more out of my high school experience. My town did not have much to offer and I did not have many friends. Quite honestly, […]

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Visits MWCC to Meet with Early College Students

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito visited Mount Wachusett Community College’s Gardner campus Thursday to discuss early college programs with a math class of high school students taking college-level courses at MWCC. “We want to create an environment where there are no barriers for any student in this Commonwealth to continue their education,” Lt. Gov. Polito told […]

MWCC Holding Gateway to College Meet and Greet

Mount Wachusett Community College will hold a special Gateway to College Meet and Greet with recent graduates of the free program that allows students to earn college credits while getting a high school diploma. The event on July 12 will take place at MWCC’s Gardner campus from 3 to 5PM. “Gateway to College is the […]

Gateway to College Enrollment Open at MWCC

The Gateway to College program at Mount Wachusett Community College that allows students who have dropped out of high school to complete their high school degree while getting college credit is accepting students for the coming school year. “Any student who’s thinking about Gateway or any sort of dual enrollment program, I say do it. […]