Early College High School Pathway

Quincy College helps Quincy's public high school students reach their full potential

QPS Students can earn college credits while still in high school

Quincy’s Early College High School (ECHS) Pathway program is a cohort-based program that eligible students in grades 10, 11, and 12 will be invited to participate. All eligible students must complete the ECHS Pathway Online Application as part of the program requirements. The goal of ECHS Pathway is to break down the barriers that are preventing students from setting their post-secondary plans and attaining college credit before they graduate. The ECHS program will build on the existing pathways and partnership between Quincy Public Schools and Quincy College. This program will help increase the number of Quincy Public Schools graduates with clear, actionable post-secondary plans before graduating high school. Upon acceptance into this program, students will be enrolled in the following ECHS courses at their respective high schools.

Upon completion of each course, students can earn Quincy College credit at no charge to the student. In addition to the ECHS coursework, all ECHS students will participate in academic and non-academic support opportunities focused on post-secondary success. Most ECHS courses will be the length of one college semester to mirror a true college schedule. ECHS students will be supported by an ECHS Guidance Counselor and ECHS College Transition Coach during their time in the program. Students can earn up to 22 Quincy College Credits. Students will earn honors credit for the following courses:

Course Name

Grades

Level

Credits

Course #

Introduction to Criminal Justice 10 College 5 3442
Music Across Cultures 10 College 5 6362
Introduction to Environmental Science 11 College 5 2422
United States History II 11 College 5 3422
English Composition 1 12 College 5 0422
English Composition 2 12 College 5 0425
Statistics 12 College 5 1422

Getting Started

Quincy College has a staff support team to help you navigate the campus and academic programs and answer any other questions you may have about beginning at Quincy College. The ECHS College Transition Coaches and Quincy College team look forward to assisting you throughout this process and to being a part of this exciting new chapter.

North Quincy High School
Kara Bobrov
kbobrov@quincycollege.edu
617-984-1685

Quincy High School
Elyjah Stewart
estewart@quincycollege.edu 
617-405-5960

Early College High School Pathway Scholarship

ECHS Pathway students receive a one-year, full tuition scholarship to Quincy College

At a symposium celebrating the successful first year of the Early College High School (ECHS) Pathway program – an innovative partnership between Quincy College and Quincy Public Schools – President Dr. Richard DeCristofaro presented each of the 40 high school seniors currently enrolled in the program with a one-year, full-tuition scholarship to Quincy College.

ECHS, a first-of-its-kind program in this region, is designed for the city’s high school students who may not actively be considering college.  It serves about 150 Quincy High and North Quincy High School students in grades 10 through 12 who are first-generation, from low-income families, English language learners, and/or have disabilities.  Those enrolled in the program earn college credit by taking a sequence of college courses taught by Quincy Public Schools instructors as a way to provide students the opportunity to experience post-secondary education while still in high school.  ECHS Pathway courses are aligned with Quincy College courses, and the College faculty collaborates with the high school instructors to ensure that the courses are delivered as a college course would be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Quincy Public School students celebrate at the Early College High School (ECHS) Pathway Symposium

“Any opportunity to expose our high school students to the benefits of a college education represents a win for our entire community,” said Dr. DeCristofaro. “Thanks to the generous support of the State Street Foundation, ECHS Pathway has brought Quincy College and Quincy Public Schools together to offer participating students a combination of academic and non-academic support, ongoing guidance, and college readiness techniques that are essential to their future success.  We look forward to welcoming many of this year’s ECHS Pathway seniors as first-year Quincy College students in the fall.”

State Street Foundation

Initial ECHS Pathway funding came in the form of a significant grant from the State Street Foundation, support which includes the cost of all student expenses as well as two new high school guidance counselors and two Quincy College “transition coaches” with responsibility for program implementation and oversight.

“The State Street Foundation is thrilled to provide the opportunity for so many students to see themselves as college-ready and college-bound,” said Joe McGrail, President of the State Street Foundation.  “We understand and value the incredible potential of the Early College High School Pathway and the opportunities that it provides to Quincy Public Schools’ students.”

 

Quincy High School College Transition Coach Eli Stewart shares a round moment with students.

Granite Telecommunications, HarborOne Bank, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have contributed additional financial support to the program.

“I am extremely proud of Quincy’s Early College High School Pathway program, which provides our high school students with the incredible opportunity to expand their academic horizons by earning up to 22 Quincy College credits before graduating high school,” said Kevin Mulvey, JD, Superintendent of Quincy Public Schools.  “Special thanks to Quincy College, a lead partner of the Quincy School-Community Partnership, for providing this educational opportunity.”

As part of the collaborative celebration symposium, held at the Boston Marriott Quincy, current ECHS Pathway students participated in a series of grade-specific breakout sessions featuring interactive discussions between students and professional staff; later, ECHS Pathway teachers attended their own separate breakout session focused on evaluating key elements of the program’s first year.


Scholarship Details

Quincy College is excited to be able to offer current Grade 12 ECHS Pathway students a full-tuition scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year at Quincy College. Students who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should note the following:

  • This scholarship will cover the tuition, books, and fees (up to 24 credits maximum) for the 2022-2023 academic year at Quincy College.
  • Other costs will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Through the FAFSA process, all students must apply for Pell, SEOG, and Mass grants. Please note that the ECHS Pathway Scholarship is intended to bridge the gap between any federal gift aid that a student receives and their tuition and fees.
  • Students must commit to completing their degree at Quincy College.
  • This scholarship excludes selective programs (For example, Phlebotomy, Medical Lab Technology, Surgical Tech, Biotechnology, Physical Therapy, and Nursing).
  • This scholarship applies to Quincy residents only.
  • This scholarship applies to U.S. citizens and green cardholders only.

 

Getting Started

Quincy College has a staff support team to help you navigate the campus and academic programs and answer any other questions you may have about beginning at Quincy College. The ECHS College Transition Coaches and Quincy College team look forward to assisting you throughout this process and to being a part of this exciting new chapter.

North Quincy High School
Kara Bobrov
kbobrov@quincycollege.edu
617-984-1685

Quincy High School
Elyjah Stewart
estewart@quincycollege.edu 
617-405-5960

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