Cumberland County College Launches New Carver Early College High School ProgramLast Edited:
Cumberland County College launched a new program on Monday aimed at keeping kids interested in school longer while adding to the amount of college graduates in the community.
Officials with the college, as well as local and state officials, attended the ceremony on July 10th to recognize the 50 9th-grade students from Bridgeton, who became first participants in the new Carver Early College High School program.
The program will allow students to attend high school on the college's campus, which allows them to take high school and college-level courses. At the end of their senior year, students will not only get a high school diploma, but also earn their associates degree.
This prepares our students for a greater chance of achievement not only in high school, not only in college, but in life.
"It's the game changer for the city of Bridgeton," said Bridgeton Mayor Albert B. Kelly. "It allows our students, as we've been sharing today, that not only have a high school diploma, but an associates degree upon high school graduation. This prepares our students for a greater chance of achievement not only in high school, not only in college, but in life."
The event included welcoming in the 9th graders as college students, and giving them a tour of the CCC campus in Vineland. This is the first program of its kind at the college, and officials are excited to see how it progresses in the future.
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