Bridgeport Early College Program explained

BRIDGEPORT – It has been in the works for a couple of months. Now, Interim Schools Superintendent Paul Vallas and company are ready to release details of a plan to make college level courses and programs more accessible to city high school students.
There will be a presentation of the district’s Early College Program at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 31 at City Hall.
The partnership includes the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University, Housatonic Community College, and Sacred Heart University.
The agreement will allow 11th and 12th grade students access to college level programs. The agreement with Fairfield served as the model for partnerships with the other colleges and comes after colleges were given a survey to access their interest in offering early college, dual enrollment opportunities, and remedial education coursesfor high school students and internships and student teaching placements for college students.
The query sent out by the district says it is interested in paying graduate students in the areas of science, math and technology, special education, counselor education, bilingual education and school psychology.

Linda Lambeck