An Act relative to early college high schools


This legislation directs DESE and the Department of Higher Education to establish and administer an early college education program to increase postsecondary completion rates and participation in career pathways. The program shall consider applications for partnerships among public secondary institutions and public and private institutions of higher education to be designated as Massachusetts Early College Schools. The program will allow for the accumulation of 12 transferable college credits and the offering at least one career pathway yielding an associate's degree or relevant industry credential.