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Schenectady Smart Scholars  Early College High School
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The Schenectady Smart Scholars Early College High School is a partnership between the State University of New York, Schenectady County Community College and the Schenectady City School District with the intent to establish a collaborative learning and teaching environment for a select number of incoming 9th graders.

All partners are committed to facilitating positive, transformational changes which provide for a more successful and wide reaching
program for a targeted student population which is traditionally underrepresented in college.  These students earn their diploma as well as college credit during four years of high school. 

Students enrolled in the program will receive additional academic support from school/college partnerships to ensure they are at grade level and ready to participate in rigorous collegiate courses. 

The program will give students a jump start as well as help reduce  college tuition costs by compressing the time needed to complete a college degree.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Valerie Smith at 925-0282 or email smithv@schenectady.k12.ny.us

Purpose of Smart Scholars Early College High School

  • To increase high school graduation rates
     

  • To increase the number of students who complete postsecondary credential/degree
     

  • To address needs of students from populations traditionally underrepresented in college
     

  • To help close our nation's student achievement gap
     

  • To do all this at no additional cost of the student or their family.

The Goal

Each student enrolled in Smart Scholars will graduate from high school with a Regents Diploma and will successfully transition into college with at least 20 credit hours earned and transferred.

The partners in this program are committed to facilitating positive, transformational changes which provide a successful and wide reaching program for a target student population which is traditionally underrepresented in college.

 

2012 Welcome Letter

Schenectady Foundation awarded $100K Grant Awarded to Smart Scholars

August 28 2012
Smart Scholars Kicks Off 3rd Year with ceremony Tuesday

SHS Smart Scholars Video

2012

Criteria and Directions [pdf]

Application [pdf]

Information Packet [pdf]

Parent Consent  [pdf]

Recommendation Forms [pdf]

 Application Deadline
January 27, 2012

Completed Application & Consent Form
can be submitted to your guidance counselor or Schenectady County Community College (address included in packet)

Applicants will be contacted by Valerie Smith, to arrange an interview after application is received.

Interviews will be held beginning February 2012.

Questions
If you have questions, please call Valerie Smith at (518) 925-0282 or email smithv@schenectady.k12.ny.us or talk to your guidance counselor.

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Smart Scholars
Program Leader
Valerie Smith
(518) 370-8161
email smithv@schenectady.
k12.ny.us

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