The 2017-18 school year was the first year of JFY Early College.
Working with Quincy College, we introduced seven college courses into three of our JFYNet schools: West Roxbury Academy, Urban Science Academy and Greater Lowell Tech. JFYNet provided college readiness preparation at some schools and concurrent academic support at others to help students handle the college-level curriculum. A total of 112 students successfully completed Quincy College courses, earning a total of 336 credits. These credits can be transferred to all state and many private colleges. The value of these credits in the state university system is $134,400. JFY plans to expand the early college program in the coming year.
JFYNet helps high school students get a head start on post-secondary education with its Early College program.
Early College brings college courses into the high school where students can take them for dual high school and college credit. The courses are taught during the school day by high school teachers under college supervision. JFYNet prepares students for these courses with its MCAS and College Readiness skill-building programs in early grades, and supports them through the college courses with concurrent academic support. Students develop and demonstrate college-level skills and earn college credits while still in high school. The program builds skills and confidence and reduces the time and cost of a college degree.